Warner Music Group – Label Manager, ADA (UK)

The Label Management department provides creative and logistical support to our independent label partners, helping them to develop projects from a commercial marketing perspective.

Our ideal candidate will come from an experienced, knowledgeable music background and have full life-cycle experience of the sales, marketing and release process.

You will have full understanding of all formats and commercial platforms, be adept at multi-tasking and problem solving and have an entrepreneurial outlook, always seeking out new commercial opportunities on behalf of your label partners.

Responsibilities:

  • To initiate and manage creative and detailed commercial marketing campaigns for a varied roster of distributed labels and artists in the UK.
  • Generation of effective Sales tools and Marketing material designed to promote the full mix of commercial formats, physical, download and streaming.
  • Oversee the release process and ensure that all aspects of it are properly managed in a
  • timely manner, including stock control, distribution of relevant marketing and promotional assets, retail planning.
  • Develop strong relationships with the teams at our label partners labels in order to deliver successfulmulti-platform campaigns and maintain a high level of service.
  • Pro-actively provide insight, advice and creative planning support to partners in respect of their releases, catalogue and revenue.
  • Be the primary source of information for the partner labels you represent to our worldwide ADA marketing network.
  • Work closely with all internal departments including Sales and Digital, Supply Chain and Ops, and where relevant D2C, Sync, Brand & promotional staff.
  • Contribute creatively to the strategic direction of the business, including identification of new commercial trends, new business opportunities and creative ideas.
  • Competent understanding of financial planning, including forecasting, budgeting, P&L management.
  • Analysis of music market and project specific data.

Requirements:

  • Good understanding and previous experience of working with independent labels, artists and 3rd party distribution and product release processes.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing sales and retail marketing campaigns on releases of varying scale and genre in the UK market place.
  • Proven experience of working with commercial teams across all formats, retail types and platformsincluding demonstrable experience of the digital music market space.
  • Proactive and positive with ability to independently initiate tasks and follow through to completion.
  • Efficient and organised, with the ability to successfully manage multiple sources of data and information and deliver to deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to convey data in a clear and concise manner and manage multiple relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable and interested of the current music market, especially regarding the independent sector.

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