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Label Manager

Job Description Summary:

The New Amsterdam Records Label Manager position is the backbone of the record label. The Label Manager serves as the key day-to-day contact for artists and their needs, and is responsible for setting project timelines and ensuring that all related deadlines are met. The Label Manager works closely with all other staff members to ensure that New Amsterdam Records is well-organized and financially healthy. NewAm is a remotely-managed organization based in NYC, and the Label Manager is expected to be available 1-2 times a week for in-person meetings and work sessions in Manhattan or Brooklyn. The Label Manager is also expected to be regularly present, when possible, at local concerts and special events, which tend to take place in the evening and/or outside of the regular workday. This is a full-time position.

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019

Start date: Preferably the week of April 15, 2019 or April 22, 2019

Summary of Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Artist Engagement/Management

  • Serve as the key day-to-day point person with all NewAm artists

  • Distribute and manage all artist agreements, invoices, and payments

Logistical/Record Management

  • Oversee the execution of all album campaigns, including managing the production and distribution of album assets, and supporting publicity needs

  • Plan album release schedule, and coordinate with artists, key staff members and outside vendors to ensure that deadlines are met

  • Create promotional material for Windmill releases

  • Work with the Booking Manager and interns to help coordinate NewAm’s album release events and other label-related engagements as directed, including assisting with booking, being an on-site point person for artists, providing stage management as needed, and overseeing the setting up and execution of merchandise sales

  • Manage online inventory system and serve as primary contact with manufacturers and distributors

  • Help field incoming requests and provide general customer service to the public

  • Provide updates on the label to all NewAm staff each week

Financial Management

  • Work closely with the Director of Operations to manage the budget and overall financial health of the record label

  • Keep up-to-date album accounting information, including income data, distributor reports, expenses, artist payouts, and provide sales reports to artists, and work in coordination with NewAm’s outside accounting team as directed

  • Work with NewAm’s outside accounting team to ensure tax filings and payments are made in a timely manner

Requirements:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines without supervision, while working remotely

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including e-mail

  • Must be highly collaborative and comfortable both delegating tasks and being delegated to when working with others on projects

  • Creative thinking, self-motivation, and ability to generate fresh ideas/concepts

  • Strong computer skills including experience with web-based content management systems, digital streaming and download platforms, databases, websites, and other programs preferred, as well as a willingness to learn new systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Arts Administration, or related is preferred but not required, with a minimum of 3 years related office experience

Salary: $35,000 annually. NewAm does not currently offer benefits outside of standard time off.

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume as a PDF to jobs@newamrecords.com with the subject line “Label Manager Position” by March 29, 2019. Applications that do not contain a cover letter will not be accepted.


Licensing Coordinator

Job Description Summary:

We’re looking for a highly organized and music-loving person to join our team, currently consisting of six part- and full-time employees and three Co-Artistic Directors. The Licensing Coordinator will have the overall responsibility for our licensing activity, which includes representing 100+ albums on licensing matters, and functioning as the link between artists/composers and licensers. Experience in a similar position is preferred but not necessary.

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019

Start date: Preferably April or May 2019

Summary of Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of all incoming licensing requests

  • Creating playlists with music suited for licensing from the New Amsterdam catalog

  • Creating language about our catalog and specific albums, tracks or works to use for licensing pitching and website

  • Research of new licensing possibilities on different platforms

  • Creating and updating a database with relevant contacts

  • Building relationships with music supervisors, ad agencies and other stake holders in the US and abroad

  • Pitching New Amsterdam’s catalog to possible licensers

  • Negotiating contracts with licensers on behalf of licensees

The Licensing Coordinator will be part of the Label Management department, but will be working independently with the different job responsibilities.

The job is a commission-based, part-time position starting in April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The job is scalable but requires at least five hours per week plus a weekly full staff conference call and a weekly progress call or meeting with the Label Management team.

We’re offering a highly flexible job with a high earning potential and room to grow professionally and expand your network. Perks include access to shows with New Amsterdam artists and other related events.

The Candidate:

We’re looking for someone who

  • Has a relevant educational background and experience working with music (especially composed music)

  • Is organized, structured and goal-oriented

  • Is ambitious and not afraid to take the lead on our licensing activity

  • Can balance working with non-commercial music in a commercial field

  • Can communicate and work with an array of different people, from composers and performers to publishers, music supervisors, ad agencies, etc.

  • Can act fast on time-sensitive matters

  • Wants to join a team of music-loving young professionals and contribute to the development of a forward-thinking music organization

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume as a PDF to jobs@newamrecords.com with the subject line “Licensing Coordinator Position.” Applications that do not contain a cover letter will not be accepted.

Our music service organization is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against staff members or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.