Label Manager

 

Position:             Label Manager

Department:       Catalogue Recordings

Location:            Paddington, London

 

Your Mission at BMG.

You will be responsible for preparing and managing both physical and digital catalogue products, implementing our marketing strategy and ensuring commercial and promotional opportunities are maximised.
 

BMG Catalogue is the fastest-growing catalogue department of any record company in the UK. With a team comprising upwards of 40 people, this is a fast-paced department with a wide remit. As part of the nine-strong Label Management team, you would be responsible for anything from multi-artist compilations to high end, multi-format artist box sets, reissue campaigns, branded series and digital initiatives.
 

As a Label Manager you will need to be organised and adaptable, react quickly to the demands of the role and be able to execute multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a strong communicator and able to liaise effectively with the Marketing, Licensing, Sales and Design teams as well as with artist managers and, sometimes, directly with artists.

 

Your Responsibilities. 
Product Management

  • Propose appropriate physical and digital product and playlist ideas - albums/series/special editions, new formats – across a wide range of repertoire from pop to rock, jazz to country, to agreed deadlines and within budget.
  • Liaise with Sales.
  • Produce project P&Ls for each product to ensure commercial viability.
  • Identify and liaise with licensors/in house Licensing team to secure necessary approvals and clearances, as appropriate.
  • Initiate appropriate packaging and artwork ideas including photo research and clearances, where appropriate.
  • Appoint suitable compilers and sleeve note writers, as appropriate.
  • Attend briefings with external design agencies.
  • Proof read artwork and check audio.
  • Manage designs and mastering through to finished artwork and production masters.
  • Liaise with supply chain and manufacturers on repro and print matters.
  • Manage all associated release administration.

Marketing and Brand Development

  • Propose and manage the agreed digital and physical marketing strategy for designated artists, releases, playlists, labels etc.
  • Prepare, plan and oversee launches, campaigns and promotions.
  • Liaise with external pluggers and PR companies in conjunction with our Marketing team.
  • Propose and manage ideas for developing assigned label and artist brands and their associated communities online and via social media etc.
  • Propose and manage ideas for increasing catalogue exploitation, for example brand tie-ins, D2C initiatives or further catalogue acquisitions etc.

Business Awareness

  • Track performance to targets and update P&Ls.
  • Monitor and review marketing, inception and licensing budgets.
  • Provide effective, detailed, consistent and business-focused communication of targets and product performance.
  • Be aware of competitor releases and marketing activity.
  • Be aware of developments in the reissue and collectors’ market.
  • Be aware of the wider market, music business developments, products and challenges and apply knowledge appropriately.
  • Inform and update on projects as appropriate.

 

Your Profile.

  • 5+ years’ product/label management experience in the music industry.
  • Experience with managing marketing campaigns for physical and digital product.
  • In depth music catalogue knowledge.
  • Highly pro-active approach.
  • Ability to generate product concept ideas and manage through to implementation (including marketing of the product either with our internal Marketing team or without, as appropriate)
  • Ability to prioritise and juggle a variety of tasks and disciplines at the same time.
  • Ability to build effective and collaborative working relationships, internally and externally.
  • High standards and attention to detail.
  • Commercially focused and motivated.
  • Ability to learn systems quickly and hit the ground running.
  • Willingness to carry out own administration where necessary.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office packages – Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
     

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
  • Free subscription to the headspace app
  • 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 career.uk@bmg.com 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.

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