Universal Music Group – Manager A&R (all genders) – DE

Manager A&R (all genders), Virgin Records – Universal Music GmbH

Universal Music is the market leader in the music business. The world’s most famous and most successful record labels belong to us. We’ve been writing music history for over 100 years representing legendary musicians across all genres. Our accomplishments are driven by our love for music, extraordinary artists and our ambitious team.

As a label of the Universal Music Domestic Division, Virgin Records stands for a variety of artists from the dance, electronic and international pop genres. Virgin Records artists include Felix Jaehn, Meduza, Topic and Nico Santos.

Here’s your chance to join! Effective immediately, we’re looking for a Manager A&R (all genders) to become part of our Virgin Records team at our Headquarters in Berlin. It will be a permanent full-time position.

Your gig:
  • You are constantly searching for new and universal owned artists, managing and developing them
  • You expand the respective product repertoire
  • You find new talents and via all relevant communication channels
  • You realize artistic goals while considering economic targets
  • You maintain contact with artists, producers, composers and artist managements
  • There are also no limits to your creativity: You influence the image of the artists and design an artist CI in cooperation with the marketing and promotion departments – you will also be responsible for scheduling and cost planning
  • You are responsible for setting up and monitoring production budgets

We are keen to jam with you if you
  • You have first experience in A&R and marketing
  • You have a deep knowledge of the independent music scene and have an existing network of producers, artists and service providers nationally and internationally
  • You feel familiar with the music industry and have a broad knowledge of the repertoire – you are particularly passionate about electronic music
  • You are experienced in the live sector, merchandising, music media and new media
  • You feel confident and natural reading, writing, and speaking English – good German skills are a plus
  • You are experienced in working with MS Office

Your personality matters
  • You enjoy interacting with people, have strong communication skills and can adapt well to different characters and situations – you are comfortable dealing with artists and artists managements
  • Your actions are characterized by independence and initiative, especially in working with artists
  • You are able to assert yourself with a well-founded argumentation towards third parties – you are always reliable
  • You are an absolute team player and show a high level of commitment to our team

Who we are
  • Music embodies emotion, creativity, adventure, tradition and innovation all at the same time – as a team we strive to advance the Universal Music project.
  • Diversity, respect and tolerance – both human and musical – are essential for us. Therefore, diversity and inclusion are consistently supported and championed by the People & Culture team as well as our Better Together initiative
  • We live an open communication and thrive as a team – for this purpose we meet at eye level regardless of hierarchy
  • In our business it is important to make good decisions quickly: We count on proactive employees who think ahead and find simple solutions
  • Together we take responsibility, even beyond our daily business, which is why we are actively committed to more sustainability and environmental protection through our Sustainability Workgroups

Our benefits – because you’re important to us
  • Thanks to our hybrid work model you benefit from high flexibility and room for collaboration and interactions in our headquarter in Berlin
  • You are more than your job – benefit from 30 vacation days as well as up to 10.5 additional days off per year
  • Keep moving sustainably through the capital thanks to special rates for BVG tickets (public transport) and our job bike leasing offer
  • We offer professional development through various workshops and courses
  • Take care of your mental health with our Employee Assistance Program for all challenges in life (professional and private); we offer confidential counseling and coaching through a third-party provider
  • Stay healthy through various sports activities and healthy food in our subsidized canteen


We look forward to receiving your application via our online application form! Please upload your documents (letter of motivation / cover letter, CV, references) as files and state your earliest starting date as well as salary expectations.

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