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Erased Tapes Music Is Hiring

16.9  2015



We are currently seeking an experienced General Manager to join our team. Working in our London office and reporting directly to the company’s director, the chosen candidate will oversee all aspects of Erased Tapes Music’s publishing business, maintaining a strong focus on sync licensing and international sales and ensuring that musical copyright owners are compensated for all public uses of their work such as radio and television broadcast. We are looking for a resourceful and decisive leader who is both creative and pragmatic.


Tasks & Responsibilities

Oversee daily licensing and publishing operations

Build, train and motivate a strong team

Create, review and implement business procedures 

Manage relationships with key stakeholders (composers, agents and global sub-publishers)

Strategise international growth, produce reports and recommendations

Draft, negotiate, and issue licensing contracts

Compile and analyse sales reports, budgets and financial statements

Attend industry events, research trends and competitor activity

Create marketing and sales proposals, strategies and targets

Monitor and evaluate results and client reactions

Manage brand communications including website content and quarterly newsletter

Liaise with company director on A&R, source new catalogue


Required Experience & Skills

Minimum 5 years experience with music licensing business affairs and/or entertainment law

Ability to draft contracts and interpret/understand legal language and licensing terms

Advanced understanding of musical copyright administration

A proven ability to develop and grow small businesses

Solid awareness of trends in important global markets (especially North America)

A keen sense of organisation and a high attention to detail

A passion for both classical and contemporary music

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills

Desired Experience & Skills

Masters degree or equivalent experience in related field (MBA, entertainment law, or music business administration)

Formal experience or training in marketing and sales

An established network within the creative media industries, particularly in key licensing markets (London, Los Angeles, New York)

Interest in and knowledge of cultural events, international music venues, and popular media trends

Creative editorial copywriting and proof-reading skills

Additional languages would be an asset, especially German and/or French


Mac OSX, FileMaker, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)



£25-£32k per annum, based on experience

28 days annual leave

Location: London (SE17, Zone 2)


To Apply

If you meet these requirements, please apply for this role no later than Friday the 16th of October, 2015 by sending a short covering letter and CV attention of the company director, Robert Raths: publishing@erasedtapesmusic.com