New Release Content Manager
Warner Music GroupBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
New Release Content Manager
A little bit about our team:
Our team sets up, schedules and gets all the pieces in place for new digital releases to be delivered to digital service providers like Spotify, Apple, etc. and for new physical releases, mostly CDs & vinyl, to be manufactured. This role is focused on the credits and metadata for these releases. You would be working closely with fellow team members who handle scheduling and traffic as well as key label personnel. Your work will be vital to having correct information as part of commercial offerings and in our databases.
Why this could be your next big break:
Your work will drive many areas like whether the correct song titles appear on the back of a CD to whether a user generated video of a WMG track is permitted to be uploaded to YouTube. You will be part of a team of professionals but will have responsibility for your own projects, handle multiple tasks and juggle various priorities.
Here you'll get to:
• You will be the person in charge of label copy for your projects. You'll secure the credits from the label, clarify any inconsistencies or oddities, compile the credits into a usable format which you'll route for approval and then distribute to those coordinating physical packaging and everyone else who needs it.
• You will be able to apply your music research skills to create this accurate label copy document by tapping into your own knowledge of contemporary music history in a variety of genres, referencing Discogs, Joel Whitburn materials, 45cat.com, among other research sources.
• You will be proofreading liner notes written by some of the most well-known music writers and journalists, fact-checking when required and reviewing for grammar, spelling and punctuation.
• You will manage the label copy as a live document that's always changing by updating it as needed. You'll manage keeping updated copies archived for future reference.
• You will proofread metadata for accuracy before digital products are sent to DSPs. You'll also proofread the copy on layouts of physical packaging and any DVD menu screens.
• You will enter new release information into the company's central database that feeds other databases to ensure accurate setup details are used company-wide. This will sometimes require researching any missing setup criteria, adjusting metadata so it meets the style guide requirements from various DSPs, and troubleshooting issues with validation at DSPs.
• You will request overdue Master Delivery Request Forms/Mastering Requests from the label and create them for certain P&D labels.
• You will be the point person for managing the security of metadata and some new release information as needed on high-profile artists.
Rockstar candidates will be able to:
• You have excellent attention to detail.
• You have excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
• You have outstanding organizational skills with the ability to prioritize your workload.
• You have the ability to turn last minute projects around quickly on a tight deadline.
• You have excellent communication skills.
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
• A college degree or relevant work experience preferred
• 3 – 5 years experience
• Editorial, publishing or similar background
• Strong knowledge of WMG back catalogue
• Familiarity with the music publishing websites for BMI and ASCAP
Why join us?
Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.
It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music at every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.
Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.
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