A&R Scout

AWAL team


AWAL are looking for an A&R Scout to join the team. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with the right energy, curiosity and nous to help identify and find incredible global talent and help bring them into partnership with AWAL - the world leading artist development label.
What you'll do:
  • Scout and reach out to established and emerging talent for AWAL
  • Build a network amongst artists / lawyers / managers and the creative community
  • Be a champion of diversity and culture and a creative force within AWAL
  • Scout for new talent and attend shows on behalf of the team, supported by our A&R scout structure
  • Be accomplished at spotting and discovering promising artists via scouting tools and your own bespoke approach to social networks and music services
  • Take meetings with artists, managers, lawyers, labels, educate them on what AWAL and AWAL Recordings is
  • Regularly attend live shows and events
  • Be a collaborative and supportive team member, cultivating a great team culture and shared success


Required Experience
You should have some experience within a label, music company or live music promotion environment, show a methodology and skill for finding great artists both online and IRL. Finally, an understanding of AWAL's story and what sets AWAL apart within the Record Label space is essential.
Who you are:
  • Have some experience (min 1 year) either within a record label / publisher / management company or within live promotion
  • Outstanding communication and relationship building skills
  • Passionate about new music and discovering new talent
  • An enthusiastic lover of new music and an ambitious driver of creativity and success
  • A great network and learned experience from the music industry
  • A self-starter, a quick learner, a highly organized individual with proven ability to multi-task and work under pressure and with a high level of attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, forward thinking and a creative and positive attitude
  • An artist first approach to the artist / label relationship
  • A real hunger to learn and continue to expand and build on your experiences..
  • Have an understanding of AWAL and it's unique place in the recorded music space

Benefits & Perks

What we give you:
  • You join a vibrant global community with the opportunity to channel your passion every day
  • A modern office environment designed for you, empowering you to bring your best
  • Investment in your professional growth and development enabling you to thrive in our vibrant community
  • The space to accelerate progress, positively disrupt and create what happens next
  • We give you the platform to champion positive change, with the opportunity to contribute to our social impact, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • We provide an excellent range of benefits like private medical cover, a generous pension scheme, life assurance, income protection, plus loads of music industry perks. There’s also time off over winter break

How to apply

Apply via link

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AWAL is Kobalt's unique alternative to the traditional music label, offering artists and independent labels a range of services without having to give up ownership or control. With local offices around the world, AWAL's services include global distribution, marketing and release management, A&R, funding, playlist promotion, radio and PR, YouTube monetization, and access to real-time comprehensive music data and insights through the AWAL App. AWAL’s roster ranges from new, breaking artists to global successes, including Lauv, R3HAB, Tom Misch, Bruno Major, The Wombats, VÉRITÉ, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yung Lean, and more. As a Kobalt company, AWAL is at the forefront of technology, empowering artists, and driving transparency across the industry.

Job Details

Posted on Jun 4

London, England, UK


Full time