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Sr. Director of Music Publishing | A&R

Pop, Dance and Urban

Global Markets


Location Office & Studios Los Angeles, CA


Compensation Six-figure base salary with comprehensive benefits, savings and other incentives.  Exceptional firm culture and work environment.  



We are seeking a honed music industry professional to lead an important division of one of the most respected music and entertainment companies globally. An A&R executive who will greatly enjoy developing the Pop, Dance and Urban global markets here in the U.S. We are seeking new sounds for youthful markets globally.


This executive will manage publishing administrative staff and the A&R function within the Pop, Dance, and Urban music genres.


Responsibilities, Skills & Experience Required



  • This Senior Director of Publishing & A&R shall sign their own writing/producing team(s) to consistently provide songs for some of the most noted artists in the world. With an emphasis in Japanese and U.S. Markets.

  • The mission is to form and manage songwriter/producer teams who will be at the forefront of the "global creative industry" to constantly provide songs for artists and develop "original sounds" that set trends in youthful markets.

  • Provide creative services to writers in a manner that enhances relationships and builds business.

  • Manage writing and co-writing sessions for artists with in-house and third-party writers, either independent or signed to other publishers to leverage the recording studios owned by the company in Los Angeles.

  • Constantly source demos from third party writers and publishers for company artists with an ear for new sounds

  • Collaborate with and lead Publishing Administrative Management and Staff to manage the division and maintain a productive and positive work environment.

  • Conduct business practices that are “innovative” with a keen awareness of “new culture”, “new ideas and music technology” in the youthful sectors of the music industry.

Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 8-10 years+ of current, relevant music publishing / A&R leadership

  • Acumen within Japanese and U.S. markets is highly desired but not required

  • Experience within Pop, Dance and Urban genres with extensive access to talented writers and producers.

  • The proven ability to form and manage songwriting and producer teams that optimize an Artist's assets

  • A history of setting “trends” in the music industry within youthful markets

  • An executive excited about developing the Japanese Music Market with the talented U.S. writers and producers you will bring forward

  • Broad business acumen and leadership skills to build the division

  • A reputation in the industry that will attract other talented music executives, creatives, producers, writers and artists.

  • Active and "current" in the music "creative community"

  • The ability to evangelize the Firm’s leadership role in the music industry as an “innovator”, “creative facilitator” and “technological maverick".

  • Maturity to work with noted artists and their management as well as external legal counsel and internal legal departments.

  • ·A good sense of royalty, copyrights, sync law to compliment your broad business acumen of music publishing.

  • Reporting capabilities to keep senior management accurately informed of current and future business developments.

  • This executive must be hands-on and lead by example. Player/coach capabilities will be essential. This executive must be well rounded from a business, industry, creative, publishing, management, and artist perspective. Their reputation should be one that attracts talented writers and producers and builds relationships with a history of music industry success.

  • This executive must enjoy functioning as part of a "Respected International Team". That "Team Spirit" is a core component to the Firm's corporate and creative culture and success. A keen understanding of collaboration in international music markets with an emphasis on Japan and the U.S. would be ideal

  • Soft skills should exhibit thoughtfulness, maturity, confidence, honesty, humility, and intelligence.

  • Experience with gaining consensus from internal and external interests to get buy-in from all parties.

  • Concise, timely, transparent and detailed messaging so planning, execution and expected results are clearly understood by everyone at every phase of projects.


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