Manager, A&R Administration and Label Relations
Sony MusicNew York, NY
Full Time Job
The Manager of A&R Administration and Label Relations reports to the Director of A&R Administration and Director of A&R Label Relations, works closely with A&R Operations, Business & Legal Affairs, and artist representatives in handling all ''non-creative'' aspects of the recording process and label waivers for side artist clearances. This position also includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Administering and managing recording budgets for a designated roster.
• Preparing recording cost budgets and periodic forecasts in tandem with the Finance department.
• Drafting and negotiating producer and remix agreements, musician and vocalist grant forms.
• Processing contractual payments to artists, producers, remixers, and sample licensors, confirming that delivery requirements have been met in each instance.
• Itemizing costs including recording, mixing, mastering sessions, and travel.
• Preparing and/or reviewing AFM and SAG-AFTRA contracts for all participants on a given release.
• Collecting, reviewing, and routing project label copy.
• Working with outside counsel and management to ensure that all clearances are received in advance of song/project release.
• Acting as point person to have songs reviewed and cleared for samples.
• Liaising with Royalties to confirm that all questions are answered in preparation for quarterly statement rendering.
• Completing ad hoc projects and financial analyses as requested.
• Assisting in negotiating, drafting and finalizing all label waivers for side artist clearances (both for Epic releases and third-party label releases).
• Providing regular updates to internal stakeholders on the status of clearances for any upcoming release and any relevant clearance terms to be implemented.
• Helping to maintain status charts of all current waivers.
• General administrative duties as required.
• College Degree required.
• Previous A&R Administration experience.
• Finance/accounting experience preferred.
• Understanding of the recording process and the music business as a whole.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Solid communication and organizational skills are essential.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to learn new technologies easily and adopt new systems.
• Must pay great attention to detail and have strong follow-up skills.
• Must be able to work independently.
• Requires someone who can troubleshoot.
• Must be able to make decisions or be able to enlist the right person to help.
• Must be able to multi-task with little effort and accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
• Must be able to interact well with others and form good working relationships with many departments.
• Patience and flexibility are also essential, as terms and conditions change on a daily basis.
• Must be comfortable working with confidential information.
• Must deal with everyone – from interns to senior executives to artists – in a professional and respectful manner.
Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.