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Sr. Manager, A&R Administration at Red Bull (US)

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Job Description

Red Bull Records is a full-service independent record label founded in 2007, with offices in Los Angeles and London. Dedicated to long-term artist development, the label has a diverse roster across a variety of musical genres including Blxst, Albert Hammond Jr, The Aces, Flawes, and Beartooth. Reporting directly to the Head of A&R, you will manage the administrative and operational (i.e., all “non-creative”) elements of the A&R department working at the intersection of A&R, Legal, and Finance across the Red Bull Records roster. This includes administering all A&R related budgets, handling recording logistics, and administering delivery and recording related clearance issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

RECORDING PROCESS

  • Manage internal workflow for Red Bull Records recording across the roster, liaising between A&R, Artist Management, and all involved in recording process
  • Onboard artists and new artists teams to begin recording cycle process, communicating company systems and best practices
  • Work with A&R and artist management to prepare recording cost budgets and periodic forecasts in tandem with the Finance department and contractual commitments
  • Manage and Prepare budget reforecast approval memos if needed; then circulate for approval
  • Coordinate with A&R assistants and management for travel and accommodations for artists/writers during the recording/writing process
  • Manage rates with studios, engineers, mixing, and mastering
  • Process all recording related payments, getting new vendors set up and coding invoices for Finance team’s review

AUDIO CLEARANCES & DELIVERABLES

  • Partner with A&R to manage the mastering process, confirming music approval with senior management, cataloging assets, and disseminating approved music internally and externally
  • Review deliverables before confirming approval and paying back-ends (completed producer/ /mixer agreement’s; sample licenses; publishing splits; audio files submission )
  • Partner with A&R and Business Affairs on sample and side artist clearing
  • Track roster delivery commitments
  • Alert Business Affairs, Head of label and Head of A&R when options are triggered for each artist

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION

  • Provide communication regarding the status of each project (i.e., providing budget projections to A&R, alerting business affairs of legal issues, notifying artist/management of production deadlines, advising senior management of potential project overages or delays)
  • Maintain relationships on behalf of Red Bull Records with relevant attorneys, managers, engineers, and producers
  • Attend A&R and all relevant meetings, providing updates and strategy
  • Partner with the Marketing department to update recording delivery calendar
  • Collaborate with Royalties to confirm that all questions are answered in preparation for quarterly statement rendering

LABEL COPY & AUDIO ARCHIVAL

  • Manage archive system for all Global Music Assets and A&R audio through all recording stages
  • Manage all audio storage and distribution accounts (Dropbox, Disco)
  • Manage information, whether working with roster teams or assembling accurate publishing information and splits, credits, and lyrics
  • Gather and archive label copy information and coordinate with digital department for audio ingestion

Requirements

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role at a record company, publisher, or studio
  • Heavy A&R Admin skills are a must (this is a non-Creative role); can manage high-volume
  • Experience with accounting, budgets and other financial concepts; Experience with Excel spreadsheets required
  • Awareness about how to keep costs down and broker deals
  • Experience with the recording process, artist contracts, and recoupment provisions

Job Summary

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West Hollywood, CA, USA Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive

About

Red Bull Gives Wings to People and Ideas. This drives us - and all we do - since 1987. Today, Red Bull operates in over 170 countries selling more than 6.7 billion cans annually and growing! Above all, our people remain the essential ingredient in bringing the Red Bull brand to life. Becoming the #1 energy drink in the world is a journey of passion and hard work. It’s about asking ourselves everyday: how can we do it better? Check out our open roles to become part of the world of Red Bull. Most jobs take energy, these ones give it - jobs.redbull.com

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