Sony Music Entertainment – Senior Director, A&R (US)


As Senior Manager, A&R, you will assess new talent and serve as a liaison between assigned artists and the label.

What you will do:
  • Oversee the recording, production, mastering, sequencing of artist projects.
  • Provide comprehensive feedback on new music to senior management.
  • Review and recommend submitted/solicited demos as well as online material via artist/band websites and social media sites.
  • Look for new songs for existing talent on the label.
  • Act as a liaison with the artist once signed to the label.
  • Provide creative input and direction on artist materials.
  • Find suitable producers, writers/co-writers, sound engineers and recording studios.
  • Coordinate pre-production and production, mixing, mastering.
  • Plan and monitor recording budgets for assigned projects.
  • Keep projects within agreed budget and schedule/schedule.
  • Evaluate recording and mixing progress of label artists.
  • Maintain records/records of all shows you have attended.
  • Work closely with other label departments/employees, including marketing, publicity, promotion and sales, to try to ensure the commercial success of recorded material.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders (managers, agents, attorneys, concert organizers, radio promotion representatives, retail contacts, trade and consumer press, tastemakers, etc.).
Who are you:
  • 7+ years of experience in the music industry, with a demonstrated track record of finding new and emerging artists that fit the musical offerings/musical direction of the label.
  • Experience in the various stages of recording, production, mastering, sequencing and releasing a disc required.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of various genres of music and the ability to separate/identify the commercially viable from the pack.
  • Musical/performance experience a strong asset.
What we offer you:
  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity and teamwork
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits such as company-paid identity theft protection and pet resources, mental health and meditation resources, state-of-the-art fertility coverage, fully paid child care leave childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized supportive care for children and the elderly, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition and student loans
  • We invest in your professional growth and development

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Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people, regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marriage and civil partnership/union status, alienation or citizenship status, creed, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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