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Product Manager - Catalogue Recordings

 

 

Come As You Are.

As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity runs deep in our core value of fairness and we are determined to create a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can flourish. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are.

All applicants to BMG will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

BMG is the proud representative of Kurt Cobain’s publishing catalogue, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are’.

 

We are hiring! We are looking for a Product Manager to join our Catalogue Recordings team at our London office!

 

YOUR MISSION AT BMG:

BMG Catalogue is the fastest-growing catalogue department of any record company in the UK. With a team comprising approx. 50 people, this is a fast-paced department with a wide remit. As part of the World Circuit & Trojan repertoire team, you would be responsible for producing brand new releases & reissues in physical & digital formats, as well as getting involved in marketing initiatives and social media activity for the labels and their artists.

 

As a Product 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.

 

Objectives of the role:

To prepare and manage both physical and digital releases. To work with the Director of Repertoire and Marketing Manager in implementing our marketing and release plans. To oversee and create content for social media channels belonging to World Circuit and related artists.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Product Management

  • Create a production deadline timetable for new releases, ensuring that products are on-track for the agreed release date.
  • Liaise with Production team to gather all manufacturing quotes and ensure correct templates are issued to designers.
  • Carry out internet, catalogue and photo library research where needed
  • Ensure the correct internal and external clearance has been obtained for images for all formats of releases
  • Co-ordinate designs, label copy, sleevenotes, photos and artwork with designers
  • Organise mastering and delivery of all relevant audio formats in the correct specs to factory
  • Proof-read material from both internal and external designers, including album artwork.
  • Check and approve all artwork and audio / audio-visual masters
  • Manage / oversee all of the admin around new releases including creating sales sheets, updating the department release schedule, ensuring that all new releases are set up in ‘Capture’, ‘Release’ and ‘Store’ and submitted on time for preorders, uploading packshots, audio and videos into BMG’s asset management system
  • Generate ISRCs, barcodes and cat numbers for new releases
  • Set up products on D2C and organise pre-saves ahead of announcement dates, assist with creating and maintaining LinkFire links
  • Create and maintain sales tools including sales sheets, presenters and catalogues

 

Marketing

  • Create and maintain a comprehensive social media plan for WC and focus artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok
  • Work with the Marketing Manager on strategy and updates to World Circuit’s audio and audio-visual playlists
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to oversee the delivery of new visual content for YouTube & Social promotion
  • Update copy and imagery on the WC website when necessary
  • Support the Director of Repertoire Management and Marketing Manager on strategy / timelines / creative / assets

 

General Administration / A&R Administration

  • Respond to enquiries from public and third parties on social media and via website contact form
  • Co-ordinate artist, studio and session musician sessions and paperwork
  • Book travel and accommodation for artist promo trips

 

This job description describes the main elements of the role however a hands-on, flexible and proactive approach is expected and as such this document is not intended to be comprehensive or permanent.  The job description is subject to review on an ongoing basis.

 

YOUR PROFILE:

  • 2 years’ experience in Product Management at a record label
  • Experience in writing copy and creating content for social media channels
  • Efficiency, organisation, multi-tasking, communication, attention to detail, positive attitude.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Excel proficiency
  • Music and record industry developments.

 

It’s a plus if you also have…

  • Knowledge of wide range of music.
  • Physical and digital marketing.
  • Ability to speak French and/or Spanish
  • Basic photoshop, Microsoft Teams, Zoom
  • Social media and tech.

 

Now, what's in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave, plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year and an extra day for your birthday! 
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 6 months full pay for all parents regardless of gender and sexual orientation
  • 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
  • Subscription to Headspace
  • Give As You Earn Scheme 
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • A fun and sociable office environment

 

ABOUT BMG
Founded in 2008, BMG is the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients.


BMG’s 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 3m songs and recordings, and thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach which now includes production music, film and books as well as music publishing and recordings.


BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.

 

 

We want all applicants to perform to their full potential throughout the recruitment process. We are a Disability Confident organisation and committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), if you would like to discuss the recruitment process with our recruitment team or if you would benefit from other reasonable adjustments please call +44 7909409082 or email career.uk@bmg.com.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage.
 
We are happy to discuss the possibility of reduced hours, hybrid working, or flexible start and finish times We can’t always accommodate every request, but we do promise not to judge you for asking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want all applicants to perform to their full potential throughout the recruitment process. We are a Disability Confident organisation and committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), if you would like to discuss the recruitment process with our recruitment team or if you would benefit from other reasonable adjustments please call +44 7909409082 or email career.uk@bmg.com.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage.
 
We are happy to discuss the possibility of reduced hours, hybrid working, or flexible start and finish times We can’t always accommodate every request, but we do promise not to judge you for asking!

 

Date:  23-Sep-2022
Location: 

London, LND, GB, W2 1AS


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