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VP or SVP of Music Publishing | A&R
Pop & Dance 

Job Location Office & Studios Los Angeles, CA


Compensation Six-figure base salary with comprehensive benefits, savings and other incentives.  Exceptional firm culture and work environment.  


We are seeking a honed career-oriented music industry professional to lead an important division of one of the most respected music and entertainment companies globally. Extensive music publishing experience is required with exceptional acumen in pop & dance.

This A&R Music Publishing executive should greatly enjoy developing strong U.S. based writing/producer teams in Los Angeles for recording artists, signed to your labels in the U.S. 90% and Japan 10%.

This executive will manage and lead the publishing administrative staff for royalties and copyrights.


Responsibilities, Skills & Experience Required



  • This VP or Sr. VP of Publishing & A&R shall sign their own writing/producing team(s) to consistently provide songs for noted recording artists.

  • Host recording artists each month to work with talented writers/producers you've sourced/signed.  They will work in a facility you own with multiple writing rooms and an atmosphere built to encourage productivity and emersion in the creative process.

  • The mission is to form and manage songwriter/producer teams who will be at the forefront of the "global creative industry" in "pop and dance" to constantly provide songs for your artists and develop "original sounds" that set trends in youthful markets.

  • Provide creative services and support to writers in a manner that enhances relationships.

  • Know when to manage or offer autonomy for writing and co-writing sessions for artists with in-house and third-party writers, either independent or signed to other publishers to ultimately leverage the recording studios/labels owned by the company.

  • Constantly source demos from third party writers and publishers for company artists with an ear for new sounds

  • Collaborate with and lead Publishing Administrative Management and Staff to manage the division and maintain a productive and positive work environment.

  • Conduct business practices that are “innovative” with a keen awareness of “new culture”, “new ideas and music technology” in the youthful sectors of the music industry.


Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years of current, relevant music publishing / A&R leadership experience identifying exceptional writers/producers for primarily Pop, Dance & some Urban.  Mostly Pop & Dance

  • Extensive access to talented Pop & Dance writers and producers, attorneys and representation

  • Active and "current" in the music "creative community" in Pop & Dance

  • The proven ability to form and manage songwriting and producer teams that can optimize an Artist and benefit the Music Label & Publishing businesses you will manage

  • The ability to create a productive environment is a "beautiful facility" for artists, producers and writers to collaborate in a creative manner.

  • A history of setting “trends” in the music industry within youthful markets in the pop and dance genres

  • An executive excited about the process of developing artists, writers and producers to create exceptional music.

  • Broad music publishing business acumen and leadership skills to build a subsidiary of a global music and media entertainment company

  • A reputation in the music industry that will attract other talented music executives, creatives, producers, and writers. 

  • The ability to evangelize the Firm’s leadership role and capabilities in the music industry as an “innovator”, “creative facilitator” and “technological maverick".

  • Maturity to work with noted artists and their management as well as external legal counsel and internal legal departments.

  • A good sense of royalty, copyrights, sync law to compliment your broad business acumen of music publishing.

  • Reporting capabilities to keep senior management accurately informed of current and future business developments.

  • Must be hands-on and lead by example. Player, player/coach capabilities will be essential.

  • Should have a balance of business and creative relationships in the music industry.

  • A history of music industry success with JV

  • Function as part of a "Respected International Team". "Team Spirit" is a core component of the Firm's culture of success. A keen understanding of collaboration in domestic and international music markets

  • Soft skills should exhibit thoughtfulness, maturity, confidence, honesty, decorum, humility, and intelligence.

  • Experience gaining consensus from internal and external interests to get buy-in from all parties.

  • Concise, timely, transparent and detailed messaging so planning, execution and goals are clearly understood by everyone.



Tony Filson
Officer in Charge of Search
Filcro Music Staffing / Filcro Media Staffing
Los Angeles, CA | New York, NY


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