Artist Partnerships Internship London 2021
Music is Universal
It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.
Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.
We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email UniversalMusicCareers@umusic.com
The A side: a day in the life
This exciting position is within UMGB, the Brand Partnership division of Universal Music Group, where you will join an international team specializing in helping global brands craft and execute their music and entertainment strategies.
Within UMGB, the Artist Partnerships team works as a conduit between brands and Universal’s artists, to help facilitate great strategic partnerships. They also provide support to 40+ countries worldwide to provide creative artist-focused solutions to briefs.
Find out more about UMGB here: https://www.umgb.com/
The B side: skills & experience
- Assisting with the creation of visually impressive marketing and artist materials for UMGB central and local teams – with a particular focus on artist pitch decks, artist content and other assets
- Contribute great ideas for the way Universal’s artists can partner with brands to create stories and content that benefits both brand and artist
- Work with our data and insight tools to track and monitor artist social and sales statistics, to develop factual, persuasive and data-driven responses to briefs
- Get knee-deep in what artists are posting on social media, talking about in press, what the trends are and use this information to inform your responses to briefs
- Be abreast, and potentially a user, of all the most popular social media channels of the moment: TikTok, Triller, and whatever is next.
- Supporting Vice President and Artist Partnerships Manager in their day-to-day duties
- Liaise with Universal’s music labels to ensure up-to-date artist assets and information
- Support the teams with any additional admin support as and when required
- Music obsessed, with a wide artist and genre knowledge – you consider yourself to have your finger on the pulse with new artists, and regularly listen to music and attend (virtual) gigs
- Commercially minded, and able to create persuasive business cases under pressure
- Not afraid of data or Microsoft Excel
- Ability to create clear, structured, and visually compelling PowerPoint presentations
- Equally comfortable talking to bands backstage after gigs as you are presenting in a corporate boardroom
- Basic/advanced graphic design skills
- Experience with video editing software
Bonus tracks: your benefits
- Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
- Private Medical Insurance
- 25 paid days of annual leave
- Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
- Holiday Purchase scheme
- Dental and Travel Insurance options
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Salary Sacrifice Cars
- Subsidised Gym Membership
- Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)
The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.