The Department With streaming revenues now accounting for a large portion of overall UK record company revenues, the Digital Partnerships department is integral to Sony Music UK’s operations and to the success of our artists. Working closely with our labels and key digital accounts such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music & YouTube, the Digital Partnerships team ensure that Sony Music’s artists and releases have high visibility across streaming and download services in turn driving engagement with fans.
The Role This year long industry placement scheme is developed to provide an in-depth appreciation of the Digital Partnerships team within Sony Music UK and their dealings with digital partners as well as an overall insight into the way in which a record label works on a day-to-day basis. The Intern will be accountable for administration and co-ordination within the Digital Partnerships team, providing vital backing to the account management team. They will establish themselves as a point of contact for any queries relating to these areas by forging strong relationships with the labels, the wider business and with external contacts.
The Team The Digital Partnerships team is a central division, working with all of Sony Music’s labels and across the full artist roster. Over the last several years, the team has grown in line with the importance of DSPs to Sony Music’s business and there are now 11 team members, including the Digital Partnerships Intern.
Working across Sony Music’s full artist roster and with a broad range of digital partners (Digital Streaming Platforms / DSPs), the Digital Partnerships Intern will be accountable for supporting the UK Digital Partnerships team, with tasks including:
Regular contact with frontline labels, dealing with streaming/download queries
Upkeep and distribution of Sony Music’s central digital release schedule, ensuring that all DSPs receive key release information
Ensure that all DSPs are regularly serviced with pre-release music and assets for all forthcoming releases
Upkeep of sales forecasting reports
Regular research into the singles market and competitor releases in order to ensure that Sony’s “Singles Planner” reports contain the most up-to-date information
Regular exploration of DSP promotions
Upkeep of playlists for Sony’s proprietary playlist brand ‘Filtr’ across Apple Music
As the role develops, there may be the opportunity to take on account management assignments of some smaller DSPs.
Motivated and curious, eager to learn and likes to ask questions.
You will be able to manage your time and prioritise tasks effectively to successfully fulfil your responsibilities.
You have excellent attention to detail and time management skills
You have strong interactive and communication skills as you will need to quickly build relationships with multiple stakeholders within the business.
Weekly sessions with fellow interns to learn about the wider business.
Learning and development workshops to help you grow within the working world.
The opportunity to join our employee resource groups @HUE, @Whatif, @Whatiffreedom and make a difference to our company.
25 days holiday + Bank holidays
2 Premium days to use for working on yourself, caring for your mental health or volunteering.
A credit to use on live gigs.
At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time.
Today, we work in more than 60 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship.
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