Concord

Director, A&R, Craft Recordings

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
ID 2022-1487
Category
A&R Department
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

CONCORD IS THE INDEPENDENT, WORLDWIDE LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECORDED MUSIC, MUSIC PUBLISHING, AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE RIGHTS.

With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Miami, London, and Berlin, Concord has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters, and a vast and historic catalog of works by some of the most treasured names in music history.

Craft Recordings is the catalog team of Concord’s Recorded Music division. We create thoughtfully curated products (digital and physical), with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that our vast and diverse recordings endure for new generations to discover.  

Responsibilities

Position Purpose: Responsible for producing frontline catalog releases focusing on vinyl reissues, but also including box sets, album reissues, compilations and streaming playlists by legacy artists across the catalog division.  The Director will work closely with other departments within Concord (Creative, Sales, Digital, International) to deliver releases on time and within budget, as well as working with the project managers within the catalog group to coordinate the proper set-up of new releases. Works under general supervision.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Research and develop digital and physical releases
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists and their representatives to better serve the artist’s legacy and fan base
  • Work with the SVP of A&R to create an approved budget for each release
  • Create detailed label copy for releases
  • Seek out and hire liner note writers for relevant projects
  • Work closely with the Creative department to develop packaging concepts and art direction
  • Maintain communication with project managers on the status of releases and help keep projects on track
  • Look to bring in new catalog opportunities via artists or labels

 

Qualifications

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • 7+ years of proven, successful experience in the music industry, ideally working with catalog artists in a variety of genres
  • Passionate music fan with a personal drive to succeed and be a leader
  • Deep and varied knowledge of music of all styles and eras including Soul/R&B, Americana, Blues, Latin and Rock
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once and operate effectively within defined timelines
  • Demonstrated team player with attention to detail
  • Possess a strong understanding of streaming, digital and traditional retail business strategies
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • A BA/BS in Business, Marketing or related field preferred, and general agreement and acceptance of the Company’s core values is required

*This is a hybrid role requiring 3 days minimum on-site.

 

At Concord, we offer comprehensive medical and wellness benefits, generous time off, parental leave, charity match, paid time off for volunteering, and other fun company perks. We have beautiful new offices and a culture committed to supporting everyone’s growth and development.

 

Concord is an equal opportunity employer. We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe that diversity, inclusion and equity is paramount for the creation of music, theater and film that celebrates and empowers all cultures.

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