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Island Records (Universal)

A&R Admin Intern at Island Records (UK)

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Job Description

An enthusiastic and motivated individual is required for a twelve-month internship within the A&R department of one of the UK’s most successful and vibrant record labels. The A&R Admin intern will help set up and manage recording projects with world-class artists as well as providing general administrative support to a busy team.


  • Point of contact for all A&R Admin in relation to domestically signed artists
  • Organise logistics for a recording session, from writing sessions to booking mastering
  • Negotiate competitive rates for remixes and mastering
  • Booking the artist travel to recording sessions
  • Co-ordinate audio archiving process, ensuring all audio is delivered by producer/mixer per their agreement, arranging hard drive compilation/backup, logging all masters at the Archive facility
  • Paying supplier invoices on time
  • Label copy collation and R2 & Studio Hub metadata input, check all credits are in Studio Hub and ensure Artist approval on label copy
  • Co-ordinate A&R input for the initiation process on each release on the schedule, working closely with the Marketing assistants
  • Maintain musician consent forms (MU or island form) and Recording Information forms as part of Producer delivery requirements, for all recordings
  • Supplying audio links in a secure way as directed by the A&R team or other departments when appropriate
  • Taking and updating notes in weekly A&R meetings
  • Any other reasonable duty as instructed by line manager or Senior A&R staff
  • Pre-empt unscheduled production deadlines to ensure timely delivery of repertoire, communicating timelines to A&R team and troubleshooting issues or potential delays
  • Co-ordinate delivery of audio for physical and digital releases to production within Universal standards of format delivery
  • Issue all remix agreements and distribution of parts. Ensure all remix budgets updated accordingly


  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Good numeracy skills and ability to work well with data
  • Computer literate (strong Microsoft Word, iTunes, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a busy and pressured environment
  • Excellent drive and attention to detail
  • Professional and personable manner
  • In addition, a basic working knowledge of the recording & manufacturing process would be desirable. A love of music and culture is a must.

Job Summary

London - UK Location
Full Time, Internship Job Type
Salary TBC
Island Records (Universal)


It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does. Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation. We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]

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