Creative Director (Publishing)

Position:          Director – Creative (Publishing)  

Department:     Publishing

Location:          Paddington, London


Your Mission at BMG.

Your mission at BMG will be to manage, maintain and update a roster of songwriters and producers at BMG London, You will be part of the Publishing team based in our Paddington office.


What You’ll Be Doing.

  • Manage, maintain and update roster of A List and mid-level BMG UK Writers i.e. update them on projects, set up cowrites with artists and other songwriters, pitch songs, provide feedback on songs, arrange writing trips and answer queries
  • Work closely with BMG sync team to find sync opportunities for the BMG writer roster
  • Pitch BMG songs worldwide to A&Rs/artist management
  • Liaise with BMG Creative affiliates worldwide on briefs, songs and writers to work together to obtain cuts
  • Coordinate cowrites between BMG signed writers/artists and other cowriters
  • Discover and sign unpublished new and A List songwriters, artists and high-earning catalogues
  • Collaborate with Investments and LBA to create suitable offers
  • Work with other members of the Creative/A&R team to find opportunities for their writers and help junior members of the team
  • Send BMG songs to A&R Admin Manager for registration
  • Saving all new songs sent in to M:drive Writer folders
  • Give Creative Manger all updates for holds/cuts list and ensure all pro-active cuts have the cover rate applied with copyright
  • Send released songs information to A&R Assistant and ensure the Sync department have the music and splits
  • Give Creative Manager up to date new briefs for 'Watch List' 
  • Support A&R team with information for bi-weekly creative report


Your Profile.

  • Minimum 8 years experience with proven track record in A&R
  • Great knowledge of songwriters and producers and strong existing network i.e. Managers, Lawyers, Songwriters & Producers
  • Great understanding of music publishing, copyright and contracts
  • Organised with excellent time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Motivated and hungry to develop talent
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Genuine love and passion for music


Now, what's in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Annual gig allowance
  • Artist showcases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • A fun and sociable office environment


About BMG

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age. That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately.


We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services.


BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.


Here at BMG we are committed to equal employment opportunity and so all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. If you require any reasonable accommodation or adjustments due to a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of the request.

We are happy to discuss the possibility of reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We can’t always accommodate every request, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.


It is really important to us that our staff are paid fairly and proportionately so as such we are proud to be an accredited London Living Wage employer.


London, LND, GB, W2 1AS

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