Sony Music Entertainment

  • Associate Director, A&R Operations

    Location US-CA-Culver City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2018 11:06 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    A&R - Other
    Associate Director
  • Overview

    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.


    The A&R Operations position will act as the project manager for recording projects and liaison between A&R, artists/management and a variety of other departments within Epic to ensure the successful and timely delivery of album releases by successfully accomplishing the following:


    Oversee the progress and delivery of each project including:

    • Liaison between A&R, artist/management and all involved in recording process
    • Managing master recording calendar
    • Managing the mixing and mastering process
    • Coordinating with A&R assistants to book sessions at recording studios
    • Coordinating with A&R assistants with to book session related travel
    • Coordinating with A&R assistants and coordinators to collect label copy
    • Working with A&R, artist/management and A&R Administration to create recording budgets
    • Negotiate competitive rates with studios, engineers, mixing, mastering
    • Assist as needed with A&R Admin and Business Affairs on sample and side artist clearing
    • Keep possession of and archive music assets
    • Build strong relationships with artist/management to ensure trust with music
    • Review demos submitted 
    • Provide music to entire staff (promotions, marketing, licensing)
    • Work with A&R Admin to make sure all invoices are paid in a timely manner
    • Prepare music for company presentations 
    • Organize Artist showcase
    • Represent the A&R staff in weekly meetings - business affairs, recording costs, scheduling


    • College degree required
    • At least 2 years of prior A&R, Studio, or A&R Administration experience desired
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to pick-up computer systems/programs quickly
    • Solid understanding of accounting, budgets and other financial concepts.  Facility w Excel spreadsheets required
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
    • Strong people and relationship building skills
    • Outstanding project management skills
    • Solid understanding of the recording process
    • Awareness about how to keep costs down and broker deals for cheaper rates
    • Prior experience working closely with artists and senior-level executives a plus
    • Flexibility with hours - Must be available to travel and attend evening showcases and recording sessions as required


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