Sr. Manager, Publicity

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As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity runs deep in our core value of fairness and we are determined to create a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can flourish. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are.
All applicants to BMG will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. BMG is the proud representative of Kurt Cobain’s publishing catalogue, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are’. Sr. Manager, Publicity
Your Mission at BMG. Your mission at BMG as a music publicist is to leverage your skills, relationships, and media knowledge to create comprehensive publicity campaigns for our diverse artist roster with a focus on both online and traditional music, lifestyle, and trade media outlets.
What You’ll Be Doing.
  • Create strategic press plans for both established artists and developing acts, spanning multiple genres, across the BMG LA Frontline and Rise Records rosters.
  • Execute national and regional press campaigns by pitching and cultivating relationships with key contacts across print, online, and broadcast media.
  • Secure feature interviews, reviews, news items, premieres, television performances, video content, and other creative publicity opportunities for artists to maximize the presence of the labels’ rosters Write and distribute press releases, targeted pitches, and media alerts.
  • Accompany artists to in-person press activities (music festivals, photoshoots, TV tapings, acoustic sessions, office visits, etc.) and connect phone interviews.
  • Regularly send comprehensive press reports to ensure BMG/Rise staff and artists’ management teams are aware of media placement.
  • Manage guest and press lists for artists on tour, and coordinate press schedules for artists on the road and at festivals.
  • Monitor daily press clippings and organize into press reports and electronic press kits.
  • Manage, maintain, and expand online databases of media contacts.
  • Research new media outlets for press opportunities.
  • Draft and edit artist biographies as needed.
  • Provide media training for artists as needed.
  • Advise when hiring third party PR firms, and oversee outside publicity campaigns.


Your Profile.
  • You have an interest in music public relations and have at least 4 years of previous experience working at a record label or independent publicity firm.
  • You have a broad knowledge of the digital music landscape including social media and music streaming.
  • You have familiarity with a variety of music genres and having previous experience working with Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop artists and releases are a plus.
  • You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter.
  • Your time management skills allow you to meet deadlines easily.
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion.
  • You have an interest in music public relations and have significant experience working at a record label or independent publicity firm.
  • Basic understanding of the digital music landscape, streaming and social media.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft.

Benefits & Perks

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Flexible time off
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and access to
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music

How to apply

Apply via link

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Founded in 2008, BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 19 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 3 million songs and recordings, and thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach which now includes production music, film and books as well as music publishing and recordings. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.

Job Details

Posted on Nov 19

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time