Sony Music Entertainment

A&R Admin, Analyst

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/31/2018 12:57 PM)
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# Positions
A&R - Administration


Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Analyst is responsible for the "day-to-day" administration of assigned artist recording projects, including overseeing recording budgets.  This position works closely with various departments: A&R,  Business & Legal Affairs, Finance,  Video as well as artist management/attorneys in handling all "non-creative" aspects of the recording process while also providing support with the review of artist/producer royalty statements, tracking and summarizing contractual options, and preparing financial analyses.


  • Monitor recording budgets of assigned artists as well as issue purchase orders (POs) for travel, studio bookings, equipment rentals and other recording costs; and verify completion of services prior to submission of invoice for payment.
  • Prepare producer declarations, video production and remix agreements.
  • Review and approve artist/producer royalty statements.
  • Work closely with the VP, A&R Administration on the following:
  • Financial analysis
  • Providing summaries on contractual information for various SME departments.
  • Providing summaries on the status of various artists (P&L information, albums left, unearned balance, etc.)
  • Correspond with A&R, A&R Operations, management, producers, engineers, etc. regarding day to day matters of budgets, payments and other issues.
  • Perform special ad hoc projects upon request.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years related work experience including prior royalties, audit and/or contract administration experience
  • Music/entertainment experience preferred
  • CPA and/or MBA candidate in progress a plus
  • Knowledge of studio operations is a plus
  • Excellent Computer skills (Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative, team oriented environment


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