Universal Music Publishing Group – Head Of A&R (Australia)

Are you a music lover? Does identifying, signing and developing new talent sound like your dream job?

Universal Music Publishing Australia (UMPG) has an amazing opportunity available for an Head of A&R to join a successful & passionate team at our William Street offices.

Reporting to the Managing Director, this position will see you responsible for directing and undertaking all activities related to A&R functions, songwriters relations activities and contract negotiations. You will be responsible for scouting, identifying, signing, developing, maintaining and nurturing new & existing song writing talent.

This is the unique opportunity for a music enthusiast to grow with a global leading brand and play a key role in the development of domestic and international artists.

Key responsibilities:
  • Execute all strategies for UMPG’s current & future roster to enable collaborations and co-writing
  • Scout, identify, sign and develop new song writing talent
  • Accountable for financial budgets and forecasting of A&R investment throughout the financial year
  • Seek opportunities to sign established songwriters who may currently be published
  • Develop knowledge of record producers, songwriters, mixers and other professionals associated with the A&R process
  • Pitch songs for recording projects
  • Manage all social media platforms
  • Manage UMP’s recording studio
  • Manage songwriters and songwriter management relationships on a regular basis
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with UMP international companies to organise song writing opportunities both locally and internationally
  • Responsible for internal and external communication and be point of contact for domestic and international liaison of brand
Skills / experience required:
  • Exceptional music knowledge – passion for music
  • Understanding of A&R trends and current music scene in the market
  • The ability to work with songwriters & songwriter management and an understanding of the creative process
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Advanced online research skills and the ability to interpret data
  • Superior communication, administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a direct report