Job, Director of Client Services and Release Management

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Kobalt Music Recordings is looking for a friendly, dynamic and experienced music industry professional to work closely with the International Marketing teams in London, NY and LA, KMR’s artist community and the London-based Digital Operations/Supply Chain teams to ensure accurate and timely build of all release products for digital and physical distribution.

Heading up a team of 3 and reporting to the SVP, Recordings Supply Chain & Client Services you will work closely with external key partners as well as internal teams across the business being responsible for all aspects of product build, release set up and scheduling to ensure all Kobalt Music Recordings products meet release date.

You may be working for a label with experience in music label supply chain and release management processes as well as strong working knowledge of music metadata and asset management for release creation. Most important is that you have ability to manage a young developing team in a fast-paced environment, great interpersonal skills, a meticulous attention to detail and a passion for music and Kobalt!


Kobalt Music Recordings (KMR) is the Recordings division of Kobalt, and provides a range of marketing, distribution and other services to artists and labels, empowering recording owners whilst enabling them to retain ownership and control of their masters.

KMR incorporates our digital services platform, AWAL, that works with more than 6,000 clients.

Our roster of clients includes artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, De La Soul, Die Antwoord, David Gray, Placebo and Pet Shop Boys, and labels including Marathon Artists, Cult Records, Independiente, Mau5trap and Chrysalis.

We’re currently over 400 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you – share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!


Working with Clients, Client Management and Product Management/Marketing teams

Help onboarding client providing them with Client Info pack, training on our Portal, full specs for metadata and asset requirements and all relevant KMR/AWAL policy info
Ensure Client pack updated in line with chanign style-guides/requirements for digital services and physical product delivery as required
Map out product build actions based on the right types within each artist agreement across synch, video tier rights, performance and broadcast, monetisation policies, physical distribution where relevant
Overseeing delivery of assets and metadata for all digital and physical releases into team and ensuring product builds are accurate and ready for delivery into Digital Operations/ Supply chain
Catalogue onboarding

Work with Dealmakers, Product Managers and Operations team on onboarding new Catalogue acquisitions, ensuring all pre- and post- deal deliverables are effectively communicated and delivered
Ongoing work with SVP Supply Chain to upkeep and communicate Catalogue onboarding documents internally and externally as required
Digital Release Management

Managing Release Management team’s output across all areas of new product builds, ensuring accurate metadata and asset set up for digital deliveries before sending to Ops/Supply Chain
Ensure excellent and timely communication of asset and data requirements to artists, product managers and client managers
Working with global teams on product build timeframes that ensure pitching timeframes for Digital Accounts and delivery timeframes to DSPs are met
Release Schedule maintenance

Oversee smooth-running of release schedule of all digital and physical releases for International Product teams, providing schedule in timely fashion for all weekly Scheduling/Production meetings
Physical Release Management

Where required, setting up the Production meeting with broker / PM / Client to work out formats for release, supporting Release Manager as required
Lead weekly Production meetings with UK & US team
Oversee work of Release Management team, to ensure efficient and effective dealings with 3rd party distribution, license and broker partners
Metadata support: Performance and Broadcast/Synch

Work with internal teams and Product Development team to develop business-wide metadata templates, tools and system to ensure smooth capture and communication of all metadata needs across Recordings/Neighbouring Rights and Synch teams
Overseeing the addition of all recordings and label copy with P&B rights to database we hold with Neighbouring Rights team and overseeing products registered at PPL once KNRL registered recordings including all official videos at VPL.
Ensuring all relevant data for NR and 3rd party societies is effectively captured and data flows to societies are effected regularly and accurately


Experienced music industry professional, ideally 3+ years experience at a major or indie label environment
Solid experience working with music label supply chain and release management processes
Strong working knowledge of music metadata and asset management for release creation
Ability to manage a young developing team in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organisation
Great interpersonal skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to juggle own workload whilst providing strong support to the team and colleagues
Friendly, dynamic and great sense of humour


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer.Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Position: Director of Client Services and Release Management

Employer: Kobalt Music

Category: Director

Location: UK – London

Salary: Competitive

Date Posted: Apr 6th 2017


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