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A&R Intern at Universal Music (UK)

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Job Description

UMC is the label responsible for Universal Music Group’s world class catalogue of recordings. Our purpose is to actively drive the continued cultural impact of our songs and artists.

Steeped in music culture and with a deep respect for artistry, our dynamic label is as exciting and creative as our artists – with teams working across audience development; creative; commercial; marketing; A&R and more. Working with our internal and external partners we develop innovative strategies to grow audiences across multiple entry points and platforms.

With any recording over three years falling within our remit, our repertoire covers a vast variety of artists – from iconic legends like The Beatles, Bob Marley, Elton John to modern classics like Amy Winehouse, Massive Attack, Spice Girls and the catalogues of current stars like The 1975, Jamie T and many more; plus the soundtracks of Disney.

We exist to elevate our exceptional repertoire by mining this rich diversity of our catalogue – both shallow and deep.


The Universal Music Catalogue A&R team is responsible for all of Universal Music Catalogue music output from vinyl box sets to streaming playlists. The team provide creative output, relationship management and product development that supports a best in class release schedule and content plan.

This role will be integral to supporting the A&R team across all of these areas and will include assistance in the product creation process, research and administrative support.


  • Liaise with the archive team for audio and audio-visual asset reports
  • Help to research and implement new and emerging digital initiatives
  • Liaise with licensing and legal team to monitor progress of releases and verify key information
  • Assist in researching new ideas, projects and asset availability
  • Attend scheduling meetings and assist with updates between the A&R and Production teams
  • Collate, place and distribute product orders for the team
  • Assist with quality control measures, such as test pressings and artwork sign offs
  • Schedule monthly A&R team meeting and circulate agenda/minutes
  • Check, update and track status of label copy for both physical and digital releases
  • Ensure all newly created digital masters and assets are archived
  • Book couriers and travel as required
  • Keep track of budgets and approve payments
  • Attend meetings and distribute minutes and feedback where required
  • Review and audit digitised video content
  • Collate credits for artwork
  • Assist with delivering tracks new to digital partners
  • Assist with sourcing and clearing photos


  • Interest in and understanding of catalogue music
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • Adaptable and able to use initiative
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with all levels and departments within the business
  • Highly organised with proven administrative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Great attention to detail

Job Summary

London (UK) Location
Internship Job Type
Salary Competitive


Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company. We own and operate a broad array of businesses in more than 60 countries.

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