Boost Music – Head of Promotions

About us…

Boost Music is the UK’s leading independent production music library for film, TV, promos and advertising.

Over the last 20 years, we’ve carefully curated a repertoire of more than 25 labels and over 100,000 tracks, but always focusing on quality above all else.

Friendliness, approachability and an in-depth knowledge of both our catalogue and our clients’ needs are central to everything we do at Boost.

In a new Head of Promotions, we’re looking for an extremely driven team player who can immerse themselves in our music, leading our Promotions team and delivering a detailed annual Promotions schedule.

The right candidate may have gathered experience working in production music before, or alternatively have prior experience in TV, media or music supervision, but they will be motivated by the idea of joining an indie publisher at an exciting time of growth.

You’ll get to…

As Head of Promotions, you’ll head up an experienced team and have your own clients, looking to help them with their music needs.

Day-to-day, this might include client outreach and development, responding to incoming music briefs, handling licensing enquiries and being ‘in the know’ about upcoming productions.

You’ll also be responsible for overseeing excellent customer service standards, leading our team promotions plan and feeding into and implementing the company growth strategy.

We’re looking for someone who…

Loves music: this probably comes as no surprise, but you’ll be listening to a lot of music in this role. You’ll use a love for and in-depth knowledge of music to find your way around our catalogue to sensitively react to what a client is asking for.

Is creative: you will be helping video creatives and representing our music creatives, so it’s important you have an active interest in the arts and media space.

Is ambitious: You will be excited to work on creative projects and achieve big music syncs, but also be interested in building on in-depth industry knowledge to help inform the way you approach your clients.

Is commercially minded: You will be keen to hit monthly targets, and prioritise you and your team’s time towards opportunities that provide the best financial returns. You will receive industry training and a supportive working environment to help you achieve this.

Is curious: You will want to understand your client’s needs. In addition to finding great music suggestions, you’ll be keen to fully understand a client’s project, looking for information like content type, content genre, channel or platform airing and context (i.e. part of a TV format series or quick turnaround online promo).

Is an ideas’ person: you will have music ideas for briefs, promotions ideas to contribute to our marketing plans, and be someone who generally wants to voice creative ideas and solutions.

Has experience in the business: you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in either production music, or a relevant TV, media or music supervision role. Your familiarity with the industry will help grow Boost’s extensive network of clients.

Wants to develop a strong understanding of music licensing: You’ll be taking on requests relating to licensing, and so competency with music licensing, or a belief you can fast track your way to understanding production music licensing if already working in television, is important. This includes broadcaster blankets, the MCPS rate card and direct licensing.

Is great with people: a big part of this role is the development and nurturing of Boost’s clients across the UK and Ireland. Whether you’re responding to an email music brief or out visiting clients in person you’ll need to feed off them, and have a genuine interest in understanding their music needs. You’ll want to inspire other members of your team to do the same.

Is confident with technology: you will understand the need for organisation and embracing new technology within an everchanging market.

Is detail orientated: You will have excellent written communication and will be meticulous with the administrative tasks that come with the role.

Is a team player: you will be working as a team and sometimes sharing contacts depending on whichever scenario is best for the client.

Is happy to travel: the promotions team are expected to travel up to 6 times a year for 1 to 3 nights on average.

The general responsibilities of the role are…

· Develop, nurture and maintain relationships with Boost’s clients in London, across the UK and in Ireland via all media including email, phone and in person.

· Implement a structured promotions schedule for the Boost promotions team, providing regular feedback to directors on how the schedule is progressing.

· Organise and lead in-person meetings with clients in London and the regions.

· Gain a high level of knowledge of our catalogue and be able to assist clients with music searches.

· Manage clients licensing enquiries relating to both broadcaster blankets and the MCPS rate card.

· Manage commissioned music enquiries including negotiation of price, composer briefing, liaison between composer and client and issuing of license.

· Work with Business Operations Director and Marketing Director on strategies for building business and maintaining profile via our websites, e-marketing, social media, promotional items and events.

· Represent Boost on promotions trips and at networking events (this will include some evenings and overnight stays).

· Strategise and develop a commercial growth plan for Boost and actively seeking new business in both existing and new markets.

· Engage with trade press and provide personal opinion and commercial insight on opportunities for use of our music across media.

· Provide client feedback on music trends and the types of music clients are asking for to inform ideas for new albums.

· Assist with recruitment of new promotional team members including advertising, analysing CVs and participating in the interview process in association with company directors.

· Manage training of new promotions team members alongside other members of the team.

· Generally, be responsible for the efficient running of the promotions’ aspect of Boost’s business.

The important bits…

Salary: Dependent on experience with additional results driven bonus scheme

Location: London

Hybrid role: split between working from home and in our London co-working space.

Other benefits:

25 Days Annual Leave rising to 30 days after 2 years

Private Medical Insurance

Working From Home Fuel Allowance (paid quarterly)

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