Universal Music Group – Vice President, A&R (Bilingual English/Spanish) – US

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship.

We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) is the world’s leading Latin entertainment company with operations in the United States and Mexico. The company is home to some of the most prolific names in Latin music, including Juanes, Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solís, Los Tigres del Norte, Don Omar, Luis Fonsi, Juan Gabriel, Gloria Trevi, Café Tacvba, Belanova and Juan Magan, amongst many others. UMLE’s labels include Universal Music Latino, Machete Music, Capitol Latin, Fonovisa, Disa, Universal Music Mexico and GTS, the company’s artist management and booking division.

How we LEAD

Fonovisa/Disa is currently seeking to fill the role of VP A&R for US. Reporting to the General Manager in US and Managing Director of the label, in this role, the VP A&R must have a proven record in elaborating strategic Mexican Music repertoire for artists, also understanding both the origin and the genre evolution to it´s current state in the business. This position will be responsible also for evaluating and securing new talent to the company´s roster.

How you’ll CREATE
  • Will serve as the strategic and creative leader for the A&R team in the US, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with determined goals to be accomplished in a short time period, also serving as a liaison between the artist and label
  • Will develop an artistic vision to enable the artist evolution and career success by crafting music that impacts wide audiences
  • The candidate has the capacity of analyzing songs and creating new repertoire for artists, pairing it with creative narratives and concepts that can engage massive audiences
  • Must have solid relations in the music community and established professional connections with songwriters, producers, publishers, artists, managers, sound engineers, musicians, mixers and studio managers
  • The candidate must be able to plan budgets and timelines, and coordinate the phases of the music making: pre production, production, mixing and mastering.

Bring your VIBE
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related digital or music field is preferred
  • 10 to 15 year experience, with a deep understanding and highly specialized knowledge in Mexican Music
  • Fluent in Spanish (spoken and written) required
  • Strong communication, persuasive, negotiation and collaboration skills, analytical thinking, and passionate about music business
  • Able to work closely with other label departments, including Marketing, Digital, Commerce, New Business, among others
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow up on several tasks simultaneously
  • Extensive networking and established professional connections with songwriters, publishers, producers, mixers, managers, artists and studio owner
  • Availability to travel several times a month to key cities in the USA

Perks Playlist
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:
    • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services
    • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)
    • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants
    • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
    • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation
  • Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:
    • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees
    • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees
    • 2-weeks paid Winter Break
    • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
    • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
    • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

Check out our full overview of benefits on the Perks Playlist page of the career site.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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Salary Range:

$110,160 – $252,120

The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

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