Music Publishing/ Office Assistant




Position:
Music Publishing/ Office Assistant
Employer:
Handle Recruitment
Category:
Publishing
Location:
UK - London
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 DOE
Date Posted:
Apr 18th 2017
Handle Recruitment

Handle Recruitment is working with an independent record label, music management and publishing company to find a Publishing/ Office Assistant for a new and fast growing environment. The ideal candidate will have Publishing and Office Experience.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the main point of contact with publishing admin for all song-registrations/licensing/copyright enquires
  • Diary and email management
  • Weekly updates to the publisher and team on “hot tips/acts” of potential new signings
  • Maintaining comprehensive audio file copies of songs signed writers deliver
  • Keeping written records of writer updates, upcoming cuts, song-pitching enquiries
  • Having a knowledge of up and coming projects across the UK music industry and scouting for new talent, by networking with A&R’s/Scouts/Managers/Agents /Lawyers externally. Sharing that information with song-writers/ the publisher and team
  • Coming up with ideas for writer collaborations/sessions and setting these up
  • Over-seeing and keeping a log of spend on any writers drawdown funds (if applicable)/writing trips and liaising with accounts/clients for payments
  • Preparing agendas for weekly and monthly meetings, taking minutes and following up with colleagues on action points
  • Studio management - manage studio diary and various diaries of artists/producers
  • Managing copyright admin with PRS & MCPS 
  • Regularly contact sync companies’/music supervisors to pitch writer’s music
  • Attending industry gigs/events regularly to scout for new writers/build relationships

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • The ability to work independently
  • A strong knowledge of Music Publishing
  • Knowledge of music publishing, the fashion industry and music studio knowledge is desirable but not essential
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • A good understanding of the music publishing business and relationships within the song-writing community

Immediate interview for successful candidates, please email catriona@handle.co.uk with a CV and covering letter. 

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