A & R Assistant (UK)

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A & R Assistant (UK)
Sentric Music Group
Date Posted:
Mar 17th 2023
Sentric Music Group

Reporting to: Head of A & R, UK 

Application submission: Please email your CV and cover letter to careers@sentricmusic.com , subject line “A&R Assistant” 

Application deadline: 9.00 AM, Monday 3rd April 2023 

Department Objectives 

The UK A & R team sits within the Sentric European Business Development division. Its objectives are: 

  • To obtain new clients (songwriters, artists and businesses) via new business generation and cross sales. 
  • To develop new products, and enhance existing services, to better serve the market and grow market share. 
  • To review current and existing markets to maximise opportunities for growth.
  • To partner with internal teams to ensure client expectations are exceeded, ensuring significant retention and renewal levels are maintained. 
  • To ensure clients are at the centre of all activity, ensuring Sentric´s ethos of fairness, transparency and customer focus is evident at all times. 

Job Summary 

The A & R Assistant will provide operational support for the UK A & R team, supporting the teams productivity and effectiveness, alongside administration and analysis for the wider Business Development function. 

The A & R Assistant will produce and monitor the Client Pipeline, ensuring all leads are tracked through to sign up, provide research and analysis for the A & R team to identify potential clients, keep all sales assets and one pagers up to date, prepare Client Deal Summaries and general administration as requested. 

Job Description 

  • Generate Artist, Writer, Label and Publisher leads through external and internal research 
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of cutting edge music scenes and be versatile across genres 
  • Co-ordinate and support external campaigns with A & R and Marketing 
  • Receive and direct initial enquiries 
  • Carry out Repertoire Research on target Clients. 
  • Maintain and update Sales Assets and One Pagers 
  • Prepare advance appraisals, liaising with the A & R and Finance teams to calculate and complete. 
  • Co-ordinate diaries, meetings and action plans 
  • Be a Sentric ambassador online, in press and at events. 
  • Communicate effectively within own team and internal stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with artists, writers, managers and business clients at all levels.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal teams to identify and deliver new client opportunities (e.g. events, festivals, funds, etc) 

Personal Qualities 


  • Customer and Relationship Management 
  • Prioritisation, Organisation and Deadline Management
  • Verbal and Written Communication to a good standard


  • Passionate understanding of the music industry 
  • Demonstrable understanding of the music ecosystem and the functions within it 
  • Basic understanding of how global copyrights and rights organisations operate and are governed 
  • CRM and Office Software


  • Positive ´can do´ approach to problem solving
  • Enthusiasm for working with artists and business partners at all levels 
  • Collaborative approach 
  • Enjoy travelling and working in new environments 


  • Prior experience within the music industry and / or music industry academic course 
  • Prior experience in a customer facing role 

Must have the right to work in the UK, otherwise, the application will not be considered.


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