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Associate Manager/Manager, A&R (Artists & Repertoire)

OUR STORY:
JioSaavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. 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, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these 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 JioSaavn, 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.

JioSaavn 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 JioSaavn, you join a diverse world of high-calibre 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! 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. JioSaavn 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:
We think this individual, who will work as a member of our Artist Original (AO) team - JioSaavn's in house label - should have extensive experience developing artists and executing project timelines within the ever changing global music landscape. A great team player with the ability to work independently, this person will play a major role on our team by leading music label initiatives related to artist development, distribution, marketing, partnerships and original programming. 

Overall, we need a strategic thinker with a strong passion for music and a hustle mentality to help us continue to support independent artists globally.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify and develop new talent
  • Discover and develop artists by actively seeking collaborations, features, and exclusives
  • Maintain and develop relationships with artists and their teams 
  • Attend and facilitate studio sessions and contribute to creation of top-quality artist product development
  • Oversee recording process and coordinate with all parties involved such as producers, writers, mixing/mastering engineers 
  • Build and maintain relationships with key players in the global music industry including artists, radios, managers, labels, promotion partners
  • Work closely with our legal team in drafting agreements and enforcing contractual obligations
  • Obtaining necessary assets for releases 
  • Become fluent in the platform and know how to use our internal systems and data to enable A&R work
  • Provide timely communication regarding the status of each project
  • Drive marketing efforts for AO artists and releases.
  • Facilitate business development of brand partnerships, promotion partners, and creatives for AO artists and releases.
  • Work in conjunction with internal teams assisting AO (marketing, editorial, business insights, legal finance)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years relevant experience in music industry 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Must be experienced reviewing and drafting legal contracts
  • Available weekends and ability to travel as needed
  • Familiar with musical trends and the global music landscape
  • Available for early morning/late night calls
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • Excellent communication, time management and interpersonal skills 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
At JioSaavn, 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. 

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Premium health coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 401k Matching Contributions
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • JioSaavn- sponsored team outings
  • Awesome coworkers
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