Music business

Warp Records – A&R Manager (UK)

A&R manager
London, UK
Full time


Company Description

For over 30 years, Warp Records has been synonymous with sonic and visual adventures. We are now a leading independent label representing groundbreaking and influential artists including Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Kelela, Nightmares on Wax, Squid, Oneohtrix Point Never, Nala Sinephro, Autechre and many more.


job description

We are looking for an energetic and passionate music enthusiast to join our A&R team. This team forms the creative heart of the label and is responsible for both working with our existing roster and finding, signing and nurturing new talent to be at their creative best. You will have a proven track record working with artists, supporting them through the recording process and overseeing music and visual creation through release campaigns. You will be immersed in music across genres, visual arts, and gain in-depth knowledge of contemporary music culture and its history. You hold an excellent knowledge of Warp’s current roster and legacy and have well-formed ideas about the future of the label.


Responsibilities
  • Work with a roster of our existing artists to support them through the full A&R cycle of a record.
  • Manage the recording process, including managing budgets, sourcing collaborators, managing studios, and maintaining detailed records.
  • Discovery and signature of new Artists on the label.
  • Oversee creative and visual materials for release projects, including photography, design, video and more.
  • Inspire internal and external teams around the music of our artists and set the creative tone for our release projects.

Required Skills
  • Energy and passion for music and the visual arts.
  • An excellent communicator, able to speak confidently to artists, management, staff and partners.
  • A collaborative approach, capable of involving people.
  • A self-starter, able to manage their time effectively to achieve results.
  • Highly creative with the ability to create a vision for a project.
  • Experience working with artists is essential.
  • Good business acumen and an understanding of registration contracts and basic intellectual property law.

Further information
  • North London based office with flexible working.
  • Salary according to experience
  • Please apply here: https://smrtr.io/b3V57
  • Please use the ‘Message to hiring manager’ section to provide a full cover letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the position. Applicants who do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications close August 22, 2022.

We recognize the importance of diversity within our teams and are fully committed to welcoming all types of talent. Additionally, we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments to the application process that may be required. If there is anything you would like to tell us, please note it at the time of your application.

Thank you for applying and don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away as we take the time to review all applications.