A&R / Publishing Asst - Music

Job Title: A&R / Publishing Asst - Music
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH57687_1496658870
Contact Name: Catriona Lundie-Loggie
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 05, 2017 11:34

Job Description

Music Publishing/ Office Assistant

Salary Negotiable DOE

ASAP Start

Handle Recruitment is working with an independent Record Label, Music Management and Publishing company to find a Publishing/ Office Assistant for a new and fast growing environment. The ideal candidate will have Publishing and Office Experience.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the main point of contact with publishing admin for all song-registrations/licensing/copyright enquires
  • Arranging meetings and appointments, preparing letters, minute taking, diary and email management
  • Weekly updates to the publisher and team on "hot tips/acts" of potential new signings
  • Maintaining comprehensive audio file copies of songs signed writers deliver
  • Keeping written records of writer updates, upcoming cuts, song-pitching enquiries
  • Coming up with ideas for writer collaborations/sessions and setting these up
  • Responsible for over-seeing and keeping a log of spend on any writers drawdown funds (if applicable)/writing trips and liaising with accounts/clients for payments
  • Keeping up to date with projects in the UK music industry and scouting for new talent by networking with A&R's/Scouts/Managers/Agents /Lawyers externally. Sharing that information with song-writers/ the publisher and team
  • Regularly contacting sync companies'/music supervisors to pitch writers' music
  • Attending industry gigs/events regularly to scout for new writers/build relationships

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • A good understanding of the music publishing business and relationships within the song-writing community
  • Experience of managing copyright Admin with PRS & MCPS
  • Studio management experience including diary management for writers / producers

This is a wonderful opportunity to take on a varied and creative role within a fast paced growing Music company. Immediate interview for successful candidates, please email

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.