Assistant, A&R

Universal Music Group team


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.
How You’ll LEAD
Universal Music Publishing Group ilooking for an A&R Assistant who has superior attention to detail, great organizational skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines and can juggle multiple critical requests. Must be very efficient and highly attuned to the smallest of details, as well as being able to multi-task and work on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment is crucial. A “can-do” attitude is essential.
How You’ll CREATE
  • Provide general administrative support for A&R Executives, including scheduling of meetings
  • Using internal tools to book and expense Artist and A&R team travel
  • Log and submit A&R executive expense reports in a timely manner
  • Prepare for A&R presentations, meeting agendas + recaps
  • DJ weekly meetings (playing music, videos, etc.)
  • Regularly updating UMPG’s playlist of weekly releases
  • Handle ticket buys for A&R staff
  • Maintain running gig list of UMPG artists in NYC area
  • Maintain list of select artists / A&R staff’s roster
  • Scout / research artists for potential signing/sessions
  • Assist on awards submission, preparation and completion
  • See live shows
  • Help with recording sessions i.e., booking studio time and rental equipment as needed/applicable
  • Coordinate office lunches
  • Maintain playlists of pitch songs/demos
  • Assist on collected report to CEO analyzing chart info, sessions, roster news, & upcoming releases
  • Maintain NYC writer room at Office


Bring Your VIBE
  • Deep interest and excitement for the music industry, UMPG’s roster, & UMPG projects
  • Enjoy seeing live music
  • Open to collaboration and teamwork
  • ~1-2 years of administrative experience
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Driven and solutions-oriented
  • Ability to work under high pressure and speed
  • Ability to adapt from feedback
  • A sense of discretion for sensitive and confidential information
  • Flexible and able to multi-task
  • An understanding of UMPG roster and musical history
  • In touch with current trends, artists, writers, & producers
  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with employees of our company at all levels including Senior Management
  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with external partners and clients
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Great social and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to respectfully represent UMPG and its identity inside the office and at outside events (concerts, meetings, etc.)

Benefits & Perks

Perks Playlist
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:
  • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services
  • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)
  • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation
Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees
  • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees
  • 2-weeks paid Winter Break
  • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
  • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
  • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group's labels include A&M Records, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Label Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). UMG also includes Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide and Bravado, the leading provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists and entertainment brands around the world. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company.

Job Details

Posted on Apr 26

New York, NY, USA

Full time


€37K - €51K