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JOB TITLE: A&R SCOUT

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY

OUR STORY:

Saavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service with over 22 million active million users. We are 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between Jio Music and Saavn was announced; creating a combined entity valued at over $1 billion. 

We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe. Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies as well as a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, they are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: creating the perfect mobile entertainment ecosystem that delivers the best possible music experience to millions of listeners around the world. Our default mode is that of perpetual innovation. Together, we form a concerted rhythm that goes beyond borders. We don't just go with the flow, we create it.

Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment, full of fun wholesome experiences – from in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are one of the few digital companies to provide employment opportunities that meet the Silicon Valley benchmark – right here in Mumbai! Figures, since we’ve got Silicon Valley covered, too.

Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual in our global team to be catalysts for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

With listeners speaking multiple languages in almost every country in the world, we like to think we have the most diverse user base on the planet. This has only been made possible because of the value we place on radical inclusivity in our offices across the globe. We believe different is wonderful, and what sets us apart is also what brings us closer. Saavn prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We have committed ourselves to creating a safe environment with fair and equal access and opportunities, sans discrimination. We encourage everyone to be open to experiences and perspectives beyond their normal; divergent thinkers create differentiated products, and even better music.

If our vibe matches with yours, we'd love to hear from you!

ROLE:

Saavn is seeking a passionate A&R Scout to support our Artist Originals team and provide insight and management for all US-based operations. The Artist Originals team empowers the careers of independent South Asian musicians, songwriters and producers by creating, distributing, and marketing their original music to the world. You will be responsible for artist sourcing, engagement and communications. This role reports directly to the Associate Manager of A&R.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scout artists and identify talent for potential signing via social media, SoundCloud, attending shows, etc.
  • Coordinate artist showcases and label events
  • Book studio sessions for artists, and ensure sessions run smoothly
  • Organize creative assets and work directly with artists, artist managers, and internal teams to ensure smooth rollout of projects
  • Identify top liners, songwriters, and session musicians to track on demos
  • Attend shows, parties, and networking events in the NYC area
  • Develop and maintain relationships with mixing and mastering engineers
  • Execute guerilla marketing campaigns and be a constant presence in the industry
  • Listen and vet all AO submissions and coordinate green light sessions
  • Coordinate and participate on shared projects across departments
  • Provide additional support to A&R department as required

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years experience managing artists or working with musicians
  • Bachelor’s degree in music business, business, marketing, or an equivalent field
  • Proficient with G-Suite, Microsoft Office, and DAWs (Logic Pro, Pro Tools or similar programs)
  • Thorough understanding of recording processes
  • Able to travel for up to two weeks at a time
  • Previous record label experience a plus
  • Excellent communications skills including ability to communicate clearly, professionally, both verbally and written, and at a level suitable for a variety of audiences
  • And the last, but most important criterion, you’re a team player! You gel very well with our team, and are eager to learn from your peers

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Premium health coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • 401K matching contributions
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings

 

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