Absolute Label Services – Label Manager (UK)

Absolute Label Services, part of Utopia Music, is currently looking for a motivated Label Manager to join the Label Management team, based at our Wimbledon Village headquarters and working closely with various internal departments. and an eclectic list of labels and artists. In this role, you will be responsible for a slate of high profile label and artist account relationships, creating creative and commercially successful campaigns, signing the most exciting emerging and established projects, driving operational efficiency, visibility and business value.

Reporting to the Marketing Director, your main objective will be to represent a core list or Absolute’s key customer partnerships to drive visibility, revenue and relationships while adding value and expertise to numerous partners and their campaigns. You will be the main contact for your established and emerging clients, in a variety of genres. You will be familiar with all aspects of bringing digital singles, EPs and albums to market in a timely manner and be able to multi-task while meeting deadlines. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar role and a passion for music and will provide clients with first class service.

WHAT DOES A LABEL MANAGER DO AT ABSOLUTE?
  • Manage a prioritized client list including independent artists and labels across digital and physical supply chains as needed
  • Design and implement industry-leading campaigns and outreach strategies for Absolute artists
  • Work closely with internal teams including digital operations, digital retail and digital marketing, as well as external partners
  • Work with the Digital Retail team to develop market-leading streaming and playlist strategies
  • Onboard new customers in tandem with the Marketing Manager, Label Services Manager and the Management Team.
  • Regularly review and audit rosters, offering insights to partners who should be escalated for broader services and to streamline workflow based on current priorities
  • Set and achieve outreach, sales and revenue goals and provide reports and feedback to line managers and executives as required
  • Represent Absolute at artist showcases; concerts, as well as relevant industry conferences and events
  • Continuously strive to offer ideas for improvement, development and entrepreneurship in your own role and that of the team
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • Passionate about music. With at least 4 years of experience in the music industry within a label or a distributor, in a label management, product management or marketing role
  • Advanced experience working closely with artists and managers, digital platforms and digital marketing in the music industry
  • Excellent working knowledge of digital music distribution, supply chain and DSP processes
  • Excellent understanding of the needs of artists and labels to build and maximize their release campaigns
  • Be analytical – be confident in reviewing statistics/data to monitor and improve campaigns
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Flexible, adaptable and strategic thinker
  • Knowledge of the international industrial landscape is highly desirable
  • Solid understanding/experience of digital music marketing and promotion would be an advantage
  • An understanding of the physical supply chain and distribution would be desirable.

A Utopia Music company, Absolute is one of the most established label service companies in the world. It has a proven track record of fueling successful campaigns and providing marketing avenues for a wide range of artists, managers and independent labels. The company’s diverse customer base ranges from developing talents like Jake Isaac, edbl and Au/Ra to household names like Deep Purple, Beverly Knight and McFly.

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