10 Social Music Jobs Available NOW in 2013

Social Music WorkerAfter a quick run through of CraigsList, LinkedIn Jobs, Startuply, Digital Media Wire, Digital Music News, Paid Content and Mashable, we’ve come up with 10 pretty cool social music career opportunities that span the country and touch upon various roles, including Product, Programming, Community, Biz Dev and even an internship. No hot jobs list is complete without at least one internship, right?

1. Brand Partnerships – New Business Account Manager at MixCloud

Ever since SoundCloud started putting the squash on DJ mixes with Audible Magic’s digital fingerprinting technology, MixCloud has experience explosive growth. We’ve noticed many top DJs have immediately migrated to the service and are joyfully posting their online mix sets without having to deal with frustrating take-down notifications.

The job is based in London, where it seems all these new digital music ideas emanate from that don’t need to adhere to the restriction of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, but then have to pivot and get serious once they cross the pond. It’s happened to Last.fm and now SoundCloud. Because MixCloud is “interactive,” on this side of the pond, they’d surely have to clear a mechanical for every track.

Job Description:

  • The focus of this role is to develop new business for Mixcloud from leading brands and agencies.
  • There will also be some day to day account management of key accounts.
  • Managing contact databases, target lists and the sales funnel.
  • Some ad trafficking in DFP.
  • The role may also require some more general business development, since we are a small team and we require flexibility and a willingness to pitch in with everything.

Here’s the full link to the posting: https://www.mixcloud.com/jobs/

Make sure you email your LinkedIn resume to [email protected]. Don’t send a CV (that’s resume to us North Americans) as an attachment.

2. Product Manager at Reverb Nation

This established artist network is “home to over 2.67 Million Musicians, Labels, Venues and Industry Professionals.” RN is the grand-daddy of artist platforms, but now has its work cut out for it with new offerings from BandCamp, Official.fm, and MySpace jumping back into the fray. The company is located in the warehouse district in Durham, NC. We’ve been to their offices twice just to say hello. It’s a cool space with lot’s of fun people and a great vibe. There’s a Whole Foods just up the street, lot’s of organic fare in the neighborhood restaurants and a few watering holes for after-work Happy Hour. You’re also a hop, skip and jump from the American Tobacco campus, home to the Full Frame Film Festival and the Durham underground start-up community, located in the basement of this massive, renovated tobacco factory.

Job Description:

  • Manage/develop new products and maintain existing products
  • Conduct day-to-day status updates with our product team and development team
  • Report on product performance to senior staff
  • Define and manage KPIs for all aspects of your product
  • Collaborate with other designers and product managers to come up with visual designs that solve problems
  • Oversee QA of all products and services that are released to the site
  • Coordinate integration projects with external partners
  • Research competitors and best practices
  • Crank out work (headphones) as well as communicate with others (meetings)

You’ve gotta have 5-years of experience in product development on music platforms and an expert knowledge of OmniGraffle (ha, sounds like me!) in order to be considered.

You’ll want to head over to this link: https://reverbnation.theresumator.com/apply/G96Jaj/Product-Manager.html to submit your resume or LinkedIn profile.

3. Director of Business & Legal Affairs at MySpace

You’re probably asking, “MySpace…really?” Yes, MySpace. With a hot new advanced, mobile-ready look and under the direction of new owners who aren’t global news barons, there are certainly opportunities for MySpace to grow in 2013, but they will have their challenges. There’s no clear path to revenue in the user interface, artists can’t sell their music direct to fan through the site (unlike their competitors), and there’s no sharing into Twitter or Facebook, which makes the site ultimately reliant on itself and word-of-mouth marketing. It remains to be seen if MySpace can carve out a niche for itself, but with a strong Director of Business & Legal Affairs, maybe there’s a growth opportunity with the right mix of compensation and equity.

Job Description:

  • MySpace Music is recruiting for a Director of Business & Legal Affairs, based in its Beverly Hills, CA office.  The Director will be a key member of the team responsible for the licensing of music content from major and independent record companies and aggregators, music publishers and performing rights organizations, for the company’s digital music service, both domestically and internationally.
  • The position reports to MySpace Music’s Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs.  Among other things, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record in music licensing from working within the music business and a firm understanding of the digital media space.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Provide full-service business & legal affairs support for MySpace Music’s domestic and international operations.   Represent, advise and liaise with internal clients, including business intelligence & analytics/reporting, marketing, finance, operations, technical/engineering and sales departments.
  • Negotiate and draft a variety of music-related contracts including sound recording, musical composition and public performance licenses, label exclusivity waivers, artist “live” performance/talent agreements, venue agreements, “live stream” production and sponsorship agreements, master recording and musical composition synchronization licenses, original web series production agreements and technical infrastructure agreements, among others.
  • Analyze copyright laws and contracts and prepare memoranda which advise and make recommendations to Myspace and MySpace Music management.  Provide advice on deal structures, business strategies and statutory and contractual compliance.
  • Collaborate with Myspace and Specific Media in-house attorneys.  Liaise with and manage external counsels’ performance of assignments (including conduct of litigation), advice, costs and response times.
  • Identify, assess and inform management of legal and commercial risks / benefits.  Recommend constructive solutions.

Go to LinkedIn to apply for this job. It’s HOT. Over 50 interested job seekers have clicked through to view the posting: https://linkd.in/UHiYdj

4. Community Manager at Shaker

We have no clue who or what Shaker is, but they’ve posted a job on Startuply.com for Community Manager. We tried to Google Shaker to no avail. Heck, maybe you know what Shaker is and will post a comment here, because we sure as heck have no idea. If you feel so inclined as to take a shot in the dark, Shaker needs someone to help them out. Here are the details…

Job Description:

  • The online community manager will help with crafting and implementing the company’s online community strategy, managing engagement and interactivity with its audience, and fostering community spirit. This role coordinates with the internal graphic and marketing teams to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating a strong community around the brand.

Here’s what you’ll do all day:

  • Content creation – writing blog posts, newsletter, communications materials and material for social media channels
  • Social media marketing – Creating managing and growing the company’s presence
  • Customer relations – answering questions however they come and managing any online feedback forums
  • Analytics – Using Facebook Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on metrics
  • Experience working at a tech or media organization with proven success in growing a user base — be it from the community and/or marketing angle.
  • Incredible grasp of grammar, written style, and an innate sense for high-quality content.

You’ll need to take a walk on over to Startuply.com to apply: https://www.startuply.com/Jobs/Community_Manager_6506_1.aspx

UPDATE: Ah, ha! We now know who Shaker is! They make a Facebook app that is a virtual community; “Chat with your friends, meet like minded people, listen to music you love, and even host your own events to get your people together!” I was wondering where I’d heard about them before, but totally forgot. Thanks to Chuck Fishman at Official.fm for reminding us!

5. Music Content & Partner Relations (US / Urban) at SoundCloud

This gig was posted to Startuply on December 17th, but it’s not listed on the SoundCloud Jobs section itself. We checked here and it’s nowhere to be found. But don’t let that stop you. Maybe those cats took a long break for Christmas and forgot to post it to the main site. Or, maybe they didn’t. Could it be another shot in the dark? Maybe, but maybe not.

If you got legs in the Hip Hop community, this gig is for you. It’s all about networking and getting Hip Hop and Rap artists into the platform. Funny that given the popularity of EDM on SoundCloud, the company might struggle with this and need someone to actually work on it all day. Now’s your chance to bring the funk and the noise! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Job Description:

  • SoundCloud is looking for someone with the passion, organization, and rolodex to establish SoundCloud as the most legit way to share sounds in the global urban and hip hop scene.  Do you have the charisma and motivation to hustle in folks whose single tweets make more than you will in your lifetime? Are you able to captivate artists, their managers, labels, booking agents, and the folks organizing the events where all these playaz hang? If this sounds like you, then we’d love to have you build, own and manage the process of getting more Hip Hop / Urban up on our platform.

Here’s what you’ll do all day:

  • Engage with top urban labels. Set up account, first upload, add dropbox, highlight features etc.
  • Engage with top mainstream and underground urban artists.
  • Reach out to key editorial sites & PR companies within urban and indie community.
  • Organize contest/groups with partners.
  • Evangelize urban content within the SoundCloud community and through existing communication channels.
  • Reporting: weekly content summary and monthly metric updates.
  • Logging key contacts within Highrise and maintaining relevant master lists.
  • Representing at relevant events and establishing a network.
  • Relationship management and development.
  • Giving demos, advising on best practice and creating supporting documentation.
  • Posting relevant information on SoundCloud’s social media channels.

This is another job that you’ll need to apply for through Startuply.com. Get more details on the required skills and apply here: https://www.startuply.com/Jobs/Music_Content_amp_Partner_Relations_US_Urban__4293_3.aspx

6. Content & Community Intern at Mixify

It wouldn’t be a proper social music jobs post without at least one internship listing, now would it? The race is on to become King of EDM, while the genre is at its hottest level in the last 20-years. If you’re in NYC and you live with your head stuck in a bass bin with the thump, thump, thump, thump of the beat drilling through your head until closing at 4 am, this job may be for you.

Job Description:

  • If you love EDM, DJ festivals, and tech startups, you should apply to be an Intern at Mixify!  Mixify (https://mixify.com) is a never-ending online music festival where fans can attend events with your favorite DJs, get their tracks, and make your own mixes.  Based in NYC, we’re looking for a college undergrad who lives and breathes Electronic Dance Music to assist with our social media and promotional efforts. For this role, you need a solid understanding of social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud), WordPress, and the EDM landscape. Beyond that, you’ll need to have strong written and verbal communication skills. In this role, you will learn social media & content strategy, gain vast experience in the EDM market, and handle an array of day-to-day odd-jobs that pop up. It’s startup life so every day will be different.

Here’s what you’ll do all day:

  • Assist Mixify’s Community Manager in executing social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud)
  • Monitor and respond to customer service inquiries
  • Write blog posts on new site features, events, and more
  • Support Mixify’s marketing efforts
  • Test new features before public rollout to ensure quality
  • Use the product on a regular basis and provide feedback
  • Admin tasks and Odd-jobs
  • Listen to EDM music daily
  • Gain valuable startup experience and have the opportunity to make an impact

One of the requirements is to not be “boring,” which is surely optimistic for those of you who can’t sit still when hooping to the latest Skrillex release. For more details and to apply, check the link here: https://www.startuply.com/Jobs/Mixify_Content_amp_Community_Intern_1390_18.aspx

7. iOS Architect at Stereotypes.fm

Is there social music in Austin, Texas? Yes! Music is everywhere and it seems social music start-ups are everywhere too! Why shouldn’t there be a social music start-up in Austin, the home of South x Southwest (SXSW). You’ve got music, colleges and lots of start-up folks migrating to the area.

We found this gig at Stereotypes.fm on the Austin CraigsList page. Just when you thought CraigsList was drying up for real job ops, we uncovered this little gem.

Job Description:

  • Stereotypes (stereotypes.fm) is a new social music startup, and we’re hiring music-loving iOS developers. We are looking for experienced iOS application engineers to complete a 3-person Engineering Team and help define, architect and build the first Stereotypes iOS app. We’re looking for smart, organized, delivery-minded engineers who love working with others to build cool stuff. Passion for social products, music products and hacking are a must. We’re a New York startup with two technical cofounders (ex-Shazam, ex-Google) who’ve relocated to Austin for 3 months. You would join the team for a 3-month contract (now through Mar 31) to help evolve Stereotypes before a launch at SXSW in mid-March. If things work out well, there’s an opportunity to continue on with us in New York/remotely afterwards.

They seem to be looking for “an expert in (and have dreams about):”

  • iOS application architecture and design
  • application performance
  • writing and shipping quality, testable code
  • working with external APIs
  • launching apps through the App Store
  • delighting users

You can visit the the CraigsList post for more detail if you like, here: https://austin.craigslist.org/sof/3516661469.html, Or, you can email them at [email protected].

8. Senior Product Manager at Mspot

Let’s jump from Austin over to San Francisco, where there’s a position with Samsung’s Mspot music service. Backed by a major corporation, this could be a long term gig with a company that are rivaling Apple in the smartphone market. It’s all mobile, all the time.

Job Description:

  • mSpot is music. We’re a rapidly growing and vibrant company driven by a vision to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment to our customers ANYWHERE. We’re responsible for the innovative online cloud service where people can store music and movies and access them whenever they want, and we are revolutionizing the viewing and listening experience. We already have a global music catalog with over 19 million titles. If you haven’t heard of us yet, you’re about to! We are looking to add creative, passionate product managers to our team. If you’re a self-starter with an appetite for lots of responsibility and challenges, we want to hear from you. Having experience in software development, wireless telecommunications, or internet media products is a plus.

Here’s what you’ll do all day:

  • Guide development of revolutionary desktop and mobile products from concept to growing business
  • Champion end user and customer needs when defining market and feature requirements
  • Work with cross-functional teams and manage schedules and timelines
  • Provide strategic and marketing leadership to grow the business you own
  • Build strong working relationships with external partners
  • Present to Executives and partners on both technical and business issues
  • Represent the company at conferences and trade shows

We especially liked the conferences and trade shows mention, because it shows the company is willing to support the product and put their top people in front of a crowd to network and build the business.

To apply for this gig, you’ll want to visit the CraigsList post here: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bus/3507242610.html. There you’ll find a link to the online application.

9. Social Media Coordinator at Popdust

We surfed our way back to the East Coast via Mashable for this cool gig at Popdust. Headed up by Co-founder of XM Satellite Radio, Hugh Panera and an editorial focus shaped by former Billboard, Blender and Spin Magazine editor, Craig Marks, Popdust is off to a hot start.

The company isn’t shy about touting its core competency: “Popdust super-serves fans with a vibrant, irreverent, 24/7 mix of news, opinion, interviews, reviews, music premieres, and original video and content features on today’s biggest and brightest pop, hip-hop, R&B and country stars.”

The Social Media Coordinator position at Popdust would certainly be high profile. Get to your network to get into this company, because the resumes are going to be piling up in the Popdust inbox. Probably a gig best networked into.

Job Description:

  • Leading pop music media company Popdust is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to continue growing and improving our social media presences and interactions. Were lucky to have built a base of readers who Follow and Like us. Now, were looking for a social media manager to help us continue our momentum, engage & motivate our readers, socialize our content, and develop new ideas to help make Popdust the internets most comprehensive pop music experience.

Here’s what you’ll do all day:

  • Manage Popdusts social presences across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Foursquare and others
  • Spark conversation and interaction with readers around Popdusts editorial content and pop music news cycle
  • Develop and execute innovative ideas and promotions for engaging existing readers and extending our social reach
  • Contribute ideas for editorial content designed to be widely shared
  • Collaborate with editorial team and manage editorial calendar
  • Analyze and insightfully report on social traffic data and trends
  • Track community growth, performance and participation

To learn more about this gig and apply, just hit this link on Mashable.com: https://jobs.mashable.com/a/jbb/job-details/779709

10. Onboarding Manager at MUVE Music

Cricket Wireless is the young upstart fighting on the mobile battlefield against Apple, Pandora and Spotify. Their MUVE Music service is tacked on to the monthly wireless bill of Cricket Wireless customers, making adoption of the service seamless. While the big players work on their cloud services, Cricket Music is quietly adopting a loyal customer base in the value market for mobile services. Could be a great gig for someone that likes working with David and not Goliath. Lastly, this position interfaces with International Operators, so International travel might be in the cards. Here are the details…

Job Description:

  • Muve Music is seeking an experienced Onboarding Manager to develop, coordinate and execute deployment plans to successfully launch Muve Music with international Operators. If you want to join an exciting well funded start-up, then we have the ideal position for you. Music is a universal language; let your love of it, and your management expertise, become our latest element of strength to grow our state-of-the-art digital music service.

Here’s what you’ll do all day:

  • Drive and coordinate all cross-functional resources to lead Muve Music customers through the deployment process from initial engagement to market launch.
  • Coordinate activities with third Party Operational partners to develop technical solutions and work with Finance and Business Development to prepare proposals for system integration and operation.
  • Work closely with Program Managers and Account Managers to facilitate the deployment plan.
  • Be a strong leader with the ability to coordinate activities across Customers, Engineering, Product Marketing, Marketing, Business Development, Operations and Finance.

And, there’s more…

  •  Develop a custom deployment and operations blueprint for Muve Music customers by country
  •  Lead Operators through the deployment process from system integration to go-to-market
  •  Drive execution of the deployment plan on budget and on schedule
  •  Gather customer requirements necessary to integrate the Muve Music platform with Operator networks and services.
  •  Prepare network and systems integration proposals for Operators.
  •  Coordinate third party resources performing network and system integration.
  •  Facilitate integration and support for service launch
  •  Establish process and procedures for the deployment and operation of the Muve Music service.
  •  Coordinate setup of Local Programming Service
    • Online Music Catalog Programming
    •  Playlist Programming
    •  In-Application Merchandising
    • Content Ingestion, Encoding and Metadata Matching
    • Collect and communicate customer requirements to Product Marketing and Engineering.

For more on this job and to apply, just cruise on over to Digital Music News here: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/jobs/onboarding-manager#AtE07o5gLfIKseQO2IEyQg

There you have it. 10 really cool social music jobs available for the start of the New Year. We hope you have your resume polished and ready to send. Don’t forget to make sure you’ve got a great Klout score when you’re applying for social jobs, because it’s definitely becoming important. Also, make sure your LinkedIn profile is 100% completed, like mine. Good luck!

About Tony Zeoli

Tony Zeoli is a digital media strategist, innovator, and entrepreneur. He founded Netmix.com in 1995, which was considered by Billboard Magazine to be the "innovation and advancement of dance music on the Internet." Tony has innovated at the intersection of music and the Internet for the past thirty years as a project manager, product manager, information architect. He is also the founder of Digital Strategy Works, a WordPress web design and digital marketing agency in Asheville, NC.

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  1. This one great example of how important social media has become these days. There really is no better way for any company to establish a considerable online presence.

  2. Shows the growth in Social Media – it's an interesting area too with big money and lots of potential for progression available. Great article.

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