Group Product Manager

UnitedMasters team

Description

Who we are

As a new industry alternative for independent artists, UnitedMasters provides premium music distribution services and facilitates unique partnerships between artists and the world's biggest brands. We enable artists to maintain full ownership over their master recording rights while introducing them to millions of new fans worldwide through our direct brand partnerships.
The UnitedMasters team is made up of musicians, marketers, engineers and storytellers with backgrounds from YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora, Instagram, Dropbox, Complex, VICE and more. We work hand in hand with the award-winning creative teams that forge those innovative partnerships at Translation.

What's the role

UnitedMasters is looking for a systems-thinking Product Manager with a strong technical background to help lead the future of our distribution platform.
In this role you will work closely with engineering, design and business teams to build and scale our distribution business: Build and champion a roadmap of product features and improvements that attract/retain new artists and drive market share in the DIY music distribution space. Be the product owner of digital audio and video distribution products. Drive functionality and quality improvements in these systems. Develop integrations with industry partners to drive more value for artists. Develop a deep understanding of artists' needs for music distribution and the competitive landscape. Position UnitedMasters for success against competitors.

Requirements

Qualifications

We are looking for a killer team player who loves music and tech.
Three must-haves to be successful in this role:
  • Experience as a product manager on a high scale consumer app.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Customer obsession with a strong bias for action.
Skills / Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience in product management, launching features from start to finish.
  • Strong technical skills and ability to explain complex systems that you've built or managed. Experience as an engineer is a plus.
  • Proven experience translating big, ambiguous problems into clear plans.
  • SQL proficiency.
  • You know how to make tradeoffs between speed, scale, and cost.
  • Documenting requirements, and managing workflow (ideally using JIRA/Confluence).
  • Working with third party APIs and SDKs, and discussing technical problems with engineers and other stakeholders.
Nice to Have:
  • You have built a web app (HTML + API) before, even as a hobby.
  • You know how to use the javascript debugger in Chrome or Safari.
  • Bonus points if you have experience paying out revenue to creators.
You are results oriented, yet will possess deep appreciation and sensitivity towards people, culture, and values. You are "thick-skinned" and persistent, but at the same time diplomatic and politically aware. You are personable, smart, passionate, and optimistic. You possess a deeply pro-active, hands-on mentality. You hold yourself accountable and take great pride in your work – just like us. We're proudly diverse in our backgrounds, our accents, and our fiercely held personal passions. We are, in every sense of the word, independent, and not beholden to anyone else's agenda. So are you.
About UnitedMasters
UnitedMasters empowers brands and artists to forge authentic connections with audiences at scale by bringing together culture, technology and storytelling. UnitedMasters has taken the bold step of building a music distribution service that, radically, puts artists first - disrupting the legacy music business by letting up-and-coming artists distribute their music directly to fans through streaming services while maintaining ownership of their Masters and up to 100% of royalties. UnitedMasters has over 1.3 million artists on its platform and is growing rapidly. Brands like Diageo, Ally, and ESPN come to UnitedMasters to partner with these artists and play a role in moving culture forward. In the past year, UnitedMasters subscribers have grown rapidly. With $170M raised to date and valued at $550M, UnitedMasters is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Apple, Alphabet (aka Google), and Disney amongst others.

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UnitedMasters

UnitedMasters is a new music industry alternative that provides independent artists with premium music distribution services, a suite of tools to help them directly connect with fans, and opportunities for unique partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands including the NBA, Bose, and iHeart. UnitedMasters allows artists to easily distribute their music to all major streaming services. Distributed artists become eligible to participate in a variety of advertisements, brand partnerships and other promotions that earn them money and bring in new fans. UnitedMasters also provides artists access to their streaming and social data so they can gain insight into how to maximize fan engagement. The most promising artists on the platform unlock access to a bespoke suite of promotional services like playlist pitching, marketing, PR, and promotion. UnitedMasters aims to give artists the tools to operationalize their independence and maximize their creative and economic potential. UnitedMasters was launched in 2017 by Translation founder and music industry veteran Steve Stoute with a $70 million Series A led by Google’s corporate umbrella Alphabet alongside prestigious venture firm Andreessen Horowitz and entertainment giant 21st Century Fox. Led by a team of executives, marketers, engineers, and storytellers with backgrounds from YouTube, Soundcloud, Pandora, Instagram, Dropbox, Complex, and Vice, the platform positions talent for mainstream impact while allowing them to maintain full ownership over their master recording rights.

Job Details

Posted on Apr 18

San Francisco, CA, USA

Remote OK

Full time

Mid