Lead Industry Relations, UK Rap

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Lead Industry Relations, UK Rap

Central London

Job Details

Our client are a leader in the DSP world and they are looking to hire an Industry Relations Lead to head up the UK Rap area of the business to include grime, afrobashment, drill and hip-hop.

As the lead in this area you would be responsible for defining and executing the business strategy for all under the genre and will own the content strategy, working with members of programming, original content and editorial teams to deliver an exciting music programme that appeals to artists and fans of UK rap alike.


The ideal candidate for this role will possess and enviable contact book on direct dial with artists and the label community to both secure and implement unique opportunities. The post holder will also be part of a team with multiple touch points into the music industry and as such you will have some responsibility for managing the day-to-day communication flow with relevant records labels.


Outline of duties:


  • Define genre strategy for rap music in the UK.
  • Develop exclusive music, video and social media content.
  • Work with internal programmers to oversee creative direction of playlists and stations.
  • Performance analysis of content and campaigns, reviewing and recommending how to refine the strategy accordingly.
  • Develop social media strategy and work with stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Listener analysis and genre deep dives.
  • Own project management and execution.
  • Lead a multi-functional team and report and communicate to a wider group of stakeholders.


Skills / Qualifications required :

  • Degree
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Deep music expertise, music and culture expert in the target genres is a given, but should also have a broad musical knowledge.
  • Existing, excellent relationships with Tier A Artists, management and labels.
  • Knowledge of the social media landscape.
  • Understanding the wider scene and the businesses positioning within it.
  • Strong understanding of music marketing methodologies.
  • Demonstrated musical instincts.
  • Ability to use data to analyse trends and make decisions.
  • High comfort with ambiguity and the ability to work in a fluid environment.


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