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Warner Music Group Manager/Senior Manager, Digital Strategy & Business Development in New York, New York

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything : Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.

  • Global Growth, Local Expertise : Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.

  • Innovation and Insight : Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.

  • Empowered by People : Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Manager/Senior Manager, Digital Strategy & Business Development

A little bit about our team:

WMG's Digital Strategy & Business Development team is responsible for leading the global deal negotiations with digital service providers on behalf of Warner Music Group. We strike deals with global distribution platforms and find new business opportunities in hopes of reaching audiences, growing monetization, and creating value for our labels and artists.

Your role:

In this role, you will support the ongoing efforts to strike global deals across the music streaming landscape by using your analytical skills, industry knowledge, and ability to negotiate complex partnerships. The ideal candidate is passionate about understanding the intersection of music, technological innovation, and consumer behavior.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Work with key digital partners (e.g., Apple, TikTok, Tidal, YouTube) to support the structure, negotiation, and execution of global agreements, representing the strategic view of WMG.

  • Analyze partner data and create financial models to help inform key decision making.

  • Find new ways to drive WMG revenues and create business opportunities on new and existing platforms.

  • Partner with legal on drafting and execution of contract amendments, renewals, term sheets and long form agreements.

  • Serve as a point of contact and communicate matters related to WMG’s digital deals/partnerships to stakeholders including WMG’s senior management, other internal divisions, and WMG’s network of global affiliates.

  • Monitor emerging technologies, and media & consumer tech ecosystem trends for the purpose of developing new strategic initiatives.

  • Develop long-term strategies focused on WMG’s relationship with DSPs and diversification of WMG’s revenue and capabilities.

About you:

  • 4+ years of relevant work experience

  • Proven record working in an analytical capacity, with large data sets to create complex models around deal, partnership, and industry trend forecasting.

  • Music, media, or entertainment industry content licensing experience is preferred, as is experience with deal-driven analyses.

  • Driven, and inclined to take ownership of all facets of dealmaking, from inception to execution.

  • Ability to distill commercial and legal constructs into actionable data points.

  • Understanding of basic financial principles (e.g., revenue forecasting and recognition, cashflows, artist royalty obligations) to inform partnerships with various internal functions.

  • Proven ability supporting deal and project-based teams.

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, and experience with Google Workspace.

  • Proactive attitude and strong work ethic.

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Experience creating, presenting, and executing on new strategic initiatives.

  • Established record in applying innovative approaches and structures to deal making.

  • Excellent analytical ability, written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Education Required/Preferred

Bachelors degree or MBA in finance, business, economics or accounting preferred.

About us:

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Effective October 1st, 2023 this position will require being in the office 4 days a week. We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

Salary Range

$125,000 to $145,000 Annually

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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