[PIAS] – A&R Manager (UK)

Role: A&R Manager
Reporting to: Head of A&R
Direct Reports: 0
Location: London

What we do

[PIAS] champions and supports the best independent music in the world across our unrivalled international network. Established in 1982, we operate 16 global offices – all leveraging local relationships to influence local gatekeepers.

Our Mission
  • To be at the very heart of the independent music ecosystem.
  • To relentlessly and passionately discover, promote, market, sell and distribute the music of independent labels and artists.
  • To spread the music we champion with passion, integrity and care. To help it encounter audiences and success.
  • To constantly challenge ourselves to improve.


The A&R Manager will identify, sign and nurture new talent and support the creative process of our existing artists across the companies in-house label division, including the Play It Again Sam, [PIAS] Recordings, Different Recordings and [PIAS] Électronique imprints.

Key Deliverables
  • To sign, develop and break artists across [PIAS] inhouse imprints
  • To play a pivotal role in developing the rosters and culture of Play It Again Sam, [PIAS] Recordings, Different Recordings and [PIAS] Électronique imprints.

Key responsibilities include
  • Discovering and signing new artists to the Recordings division of the [PIAS] group
  • Supporting the writing, recording, production, mixing, and mastering process for new and existing artists
  • Commissioning remixes and additional content
  • Working with our new and existing artists to develop a clearly defined long-term vision for success
  • Planning and executing artist development and creative strategies
  • Aiding in the commissioning and delivery of compelling creative
  • Effectively communicating the vision of our artists to internal and external partners
  • Offering A&R support to [PIAS] Recordings international signings
  • Other roles and responsibilities which may arise which would reasonably be expected of the position.

Skills and Experience
  • Proven experience in A&R and artist development
  • A broad genre-base of professional experience across pop, electronic & dance, rap and indie/alternative
  • A strong understanding of the deal making process
  • Established relationships with managers, publishers and lawyers
  • Good knowledge of writers, producers and mixers working across a range of genres
  • Experience of having worked collaboratively with marketing teams on internationally successful campaigns
  • Sound understanding of the international music market
  • Tech and music savvy
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the recording process.

Personal attributes
  • Gravitas and integrity
  • Takes initiative and capitalises on opportunity
  • Adaptable within a dynamic, changing environment
  • Organised, efficient and effective
  • Passionate about music

[PIAS] is an equal opportunities employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to a working environment where no one will be treated less favourably on grounds of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or age.

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