Sony Music Entertainment

  • Manager, Label Management

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
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  • Overview

    Reporting to the VP, Label Management, this position focuses on the development and management of an assigned roster of labels at the industry's leading independent music distributor and label services company. This person should have strong passion, knowledge, and excitement for independent music and label development, an understanding of the current retail landscape and opportunities, experience with metadata best practices, a creative spirit, and solid technical capabilities.


    • Manage day to day relationships with an assigned roster of distributed independent labels

    • Collaborate with labels and internal departments to help create and execute artist development plans and strategies

    • Track pre- and post-release drivers and successes in internal and external priority campaign marketing documents and recaps

    • Work across departments to create strategies and campaigns to develop the catalog of assigned label roster

    • Manage assigned label’s digital and physical product logistics and operations in conjunction with a content manager, ensuring digital content is delivered in a timely manner and to required specifications using Orchard technology systems, and physical releases make their way to market by way of coordinating with sales, manufacturing, and inventory management

    • Liaise with all internal departments (from finance and marketing to legal and management) to ensure labels’ business needs are met, as the primary point of contact externally to the label and internally representing your labels’ interests

    • Utilize The Orchard’s internal data and analytics tools to inform marketing and sales decisions

    • Ensure the global sales and marketing organization has all assets to properly solicit and market priority releases

    • Drive product adoption of The Orchards tools and services across the label base

    • Lead in business reviews with assigned priority labels


    • Position is customer service and relationship focused, requiring excellent internal and external communication skills and professional diplomacy

    • Supreme attention to detail, multi-tasking, and follow-through skills required

    • Experience with digital music platforms and digital music best practices

    • Experience with digital and physical retail opportunities

    • Understanding of artist development

    • Strong passion for independent music and label development


    The ideal candidate is:

    • A self-driven problem solver and leader

    • Collaborative with other departments

    • Technologically savvy

    • A people person with the strong interpersonal skills

    • An effective communicator on phone, email, and in person

    • Resourceful and takes initiative - an expert troubleshooter

    • Passionate about the music business, and the future of music

    The Orchard is a pioneering music, film and video distribution company operating in more than 30 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners' business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit


    The Orchard 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.


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