Director Of Music Licensing & Business Development
Dos BrainsLos Angeles, CA
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At Dos Brains we specialize in producing and licensing music and sound design for movie and video game trailers. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic music and business oriented individual to act as Director of Music Licensing and Business Development.
You'll be in charge of dealing with clients and helping with their music needs, seek new business opportunities, follow revenue streams and help in other areas of marketing and day-to-day business operations.
Although this is a bottom-line driven position, you must have the creative and networking skills to create opportunities for our music catalog and custom scoring services, not just respond to clients' needs.
You will be working from home, so we need you to be extremely responsible and dedicated. We will maintain daily contact thru our CRM and project management systems as well as via chat, phone and monthly meetings, but you need to be able to meet with clients in the greater Los Angeles area for regular schmoozing.
We're expanding, so ideally, you'll want to be part of the Dos Brains family for years to come and grow with us.
Who You Need To Be:
- You are pro-active, show initiative and stay on top of things. If there's one set of skills you must possess, this is it. Seriously.
- You are a team player, have a great f'ing attitude, professionalism, attention to detail, dependability and manners… please.
- You must also be able to work independently and follow-through on all the tasks you're involved in.
- You have a strong commitment to helping our clients and meeting their deadlines… which tend to be insane, so:
- You must be able to work well under pressure, obviously.
- Hopefully you have a decent understanding of music theory, producing, mixing… This will help translate any music needs between our clients and the production team, without saying things like: ''the music needs to be more orange.'' (conversely, you must also be able to interpret that same music direction coming from a client).
- You must have solid people skills and be able to communicate effectively, both on the phone and face-to-face.
- You have good knowledge of all styles and genres of music.
- Ideally, your background involves Music Business, Publishing, Marketing, Production/Engineering… but maybe you got a degree in English Lit because it felt right at the time.
- You must be able to keep mum and maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of company and clients' information and communication.
- Sarcasm and a sense of humor (intelligent, dark, dry) greatly appreciated. Or not.
What We'll Expect From You:
- Proactively manage established leads as well as develop potential new clients and business opportunities.
- Handle music supervision services for our clients: music pulls, quoting, licensing and consultation.
- Maintain and develop solid relationships with all sort of music licensing outlets: TV networks, trailer houses, film studios, video game studios, ad agencies, etc.
- Maintain accurate client reporting within company's internal systems.
- Research music trends as they apply to our business; stay on top of film, TV and video game production/release schedules, etc.
- Coordinate with the Production team to identify clients' needs and potential opportunities.
- Develop and explore potential partnerships and collaborations with major and independent record labels, publishers, artist managers, composers, online music services, etc.
- Explore PR and marketing opportunities with trade magazines, blogs, etc.
- Assist in the daily upkeep of company's social media sites including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Please provide a cover letter and resume that truly represents yourself, proves you've read the job description and understand who we are, and shows that you really want this gig.
Bonus Points Worth Mentioning:
- Although not a must, a good list of contacts and knowledge of the trailer business will certainly put you at the top of the pile.
- If you lack experience and/or contacts, don't be discouraged. Seriously, we're equally happy with a young and enthusiastic go getter that we can groom, show the business to and help him/her/they thru the learning curve. Just make sure you make up for it in enthusiasm and business wits.
- Knowledge of CRM type software and Asana is always good (still, very easy to learn).
A few tips:
1. Boilerplate cover letters are annoying and most likely will place you at the bottom of the pile.
2. Don't just copy phrases/keywords from our job posting. Please be original.
3. Show us you're really interested. Be bold.
4. Poor grammar and spelling will automatically disqualify you. English Lit Majors this is your chance to shine.