Record Label Tries To Find Love In The Classifieds

Mar 21st, 2007 // 1 Comment

Do you enjoy seeing lots of middling-to-middlinger live bands? Do you like sitting in a studio and nodding a lot? Do you pine for a job where you don’t have to go looking for the cocaine–the cocaine comes looking for you? Well, then today’s your lucky day, because Sony BMG is searching for a new A&R director–and they even took out a classified in Sunday’s New York Times to prove it:

Director, Senior, A+R (Manhattan) Oversee, initiate, and develop creative repertoire for established artists; manage and oversee recording budgets including producer deals, artists deals, and production deals; responsible for establishing a joint venture with a major record producer; screen, handle, and deal with A+R for President of company; oversee and manage song testing process for all acts, including result analysis Must have experience in managing artists with multiple platinum plus in sales and for marketing budgets of over $5,000,000+, Reqs; Master of Communications degree plus two years experience as Music Marketing Analyst or a Bachelor of Communcation [sic] degree plus five years progressive experience as Music Marketing Analyst. Must also have managerial experience in A+R Send resume and letter of interest to: Room 1587, Attn: Senior Director, A+R, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

At first we assumed this was just a requirement-fulfilling formality, but then we started to think about the dozens of heavily experienced A&R folks we know–people who have spent ten years and more than $5 million on their artists, and yet still sit at home, waiting for the phone to ring. This could be their time to shine!

Director, Senior [NYTimes Job Market, via the Velvet Rope]


  1. Murgatroid

    Maybe when Ultragrrl’s higher-ups can her when they realize the bands she’s signed aren’t selling, she can transfer to Sony BMG.

    Oh wait, “Must have experience in managing artists with multiple platinum plus in sales”.

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