Music production

Mexican Summer/Anthology Recordings – Music Production Manager (US)

Mexican Summer is an independent record label serving specialty formats from Brooklyn, New York since 2009. Our mission is to support the work of adventurous musicians without boundaries of genre or form. Under the Kemado Group umbrella, Anthology is the conglomerate’s music republishing and book publishing brand that explores musical heritage through serialized, self-contained archival efforts.

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION:

The Music Production Manager oversees the manufacturing and distribution of all Mexican Summer and Anthology recordings, from project inception to physical and digital product delivery. During a production cycle, the music production manager anchors the discussion between A&R, sales, design and project management to plan release dates and delivery times; deliver audio and art packages to manufacturers; determining prices and configurations; and overseeing all freight logistics for the delivery of finished products to distributors and partners.

TERMS:
  • An organized person with a strong awareness of deadlines
  • Experience in LP/CD/merch/POS production would be advantageous
  • A clear communicator with the confidence to lead meetings
  • Understanding of digital streaming platforms and the ingest process
  • Basic layout and editing with the Adobe suite desirable
  • Proficiency in Google Sheets / Excel
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (WHAT YOU WILL DO):
  • Manage product development alongside the design and project management team
  • Manage international shipping logistics
  • Deliver all products (digital, physical and video) to channel partners
  • Generate and maintain metadata
  • Continue to develop our relationship with our manufacturing broker
  • Oversee supply chain logistics and inventory management
  • Proof illustration and label copy
  • Work with sales on catalog marketing initiatives, identifying reprints and specifications for exclusive editions
  • Manage and report production related expenses for all brands for both commercial and non-commercial products
  • Control audio and visual files to meet delivery specifications upon distribution
  • Keep abreast of digital delivery best practices and adopt creative configuration strategies
  • Able to maintain an active in-person presence in the Brooklyn office and at company events in the greater New York area. (Significant office presence initially required, but generally flexible around WFH time.)
ADVANTAGES:
  • Paid health insurance plan
  • 401K with employer match
  • Paid leave including end of year closing

Please send a resume to [email protected] and include the job offer in the subject line

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Harassment:

The Kemado Group is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, foreignness, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, sex (including gender identity and gender expression, actual or perceived gender-related self-image, appearance, behavior, expression or other gender-related characteristic, what regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth), family status, marital or relationship status, caregiver status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest or conviction record, unemployment status, credit history, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our management team is committed to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, accommodation requests, access to programs and facilities, employee activities and general treatment while employed.


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