Secretly Group Seeks A&R


Title: A&R

Status: Full-time Exempt

Hours: 40/week, Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm

Location: Brooklyn, NY or Los Angeles, CA 

Reports to: VP of A&R

Application Link: https://forms.gle/UZE7HY76PDpn7sA1A

Company Summary: Secretly Group is a leading independently-owned music company. Its major divisions include record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian, and music publisher Secretly Publishing. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group also maintains offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Founded in 1996, its roster counts Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Faye Webster, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Claud, MUNA, serpentwithfeet, Slowdive, and Khruangbin among others. Secretly Publishing artist and writer partners include The War On Drugs, NNAMDI, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Faye Webster, Beach Fossils, as well as the publishing catalogs of affiliates Songs Of Numero Group and Ghostly Songs.

Position Summary: Secretly Group is seeking an individual for an A&R position working out of the label group’s Brooklyn, NY or Los Angeles, CA office. Primary duties include scouting and signing artists to the company at all levels of the developmental spectrum, and developing strong relationships with artists, producers, writers, managers, and lawyers. 


Core Tasks:

  • Awareness of emerging artists and signing new artists to Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, and Secretly Publishing
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the A&R team and champion new artists
  • Collaborating with artists on the story, visual language, campaign rollout, and post-release momentum
  • Working with internal teams (marketing, digital, project managers and radio) to communicate artists’ vision
  • Point person and resource for management and artists


Ideal Candidate will Possess:

  • At least 3 years A&R experience working in the industry (record label, publisher, management company, events planning/booking company, agency, etc.) with proven success in that role.
  • Experience working with artists (performers, songwriters, producers, etc) in a creative space.
  • A track record for discovering & nurturing new artists, as well as a vision for how to maintain successful careers for them.
  • Knowledge & passion of the musical landscape/marketplace, spanning across multiple genres.
  • Extensive network within all levels of developing music, including managers, labels, lawyers, songwriters, and producers.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and networking skills, with an ability to prioritize.
  • Familiarity with label group roster.
  • High level of integrity, work ethic, communication, project management, and teamwork skills.

SG Services, Inc. Benefits

  • Paid holidays including end of the year closure from December 23rd – January 1st 
  • Paid Time Off policy
  • 401K with corporate matching immediately upon enrollment
  • 12 weeks for parental leave after birth or adoption paid at 100% of salary
  • Volunteer Hours Matching Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health insurance:
  • Maximum one month wait for enrollment in health insurance
  • Medical plan with PPO & HSA options
  • Dental plan w/rollover benefit (a portion of your unused annual maximum rolls over to the following year)
  • Vision plan that offers access to over 43,000 provider locations nationwide (including private practice providers and retailers)
  • Free Basic Life insurance and Voluntary Life insurance

Application Link: https://forms.gle/UZE7HY76PDpn7sA1A


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, nationality, or national origin

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : ""

Experience Level : ""

Job Function : A&R

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