Atlas Music Publishing – A&R (Urban/Urban-Pop) (Los Angeles)


Posted: August 24, 2017 at 12:51 pm by  Phil Cialdella

Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. Atlas was built on the belief that “Bigger is not better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Madonna, Al Green, Booker T. and the MG’s, Otis Redding, John Legend, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Dr. Dre, BJ the Chicago Kid, T.I., Justin Bieber and Tori Kelly. The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Counting Crows, Van Halen, Toby Gad, Sean Garrett, Brian Howes, Dan the Automator, Mike & Keys, Matthew West and Ashley Gorley as well as emerging artists Oshea, Alex Winston, Alex Vargas, Slothrust, and Secret Weapons, amongst others.

Atlas Music Publishing is looking to hire an experienced (mid to senior level) Creative (Urban/Urban-Pop) based in Los Angeles.

Qualifications of Ideal Candidate:
• At least 5 years working at a publisher, PRO, record label or other related position with proven success in that role
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Extensive experience in working with songwriters in the Urban/Urban-Pop space with a track record of discovering, signing, developing and nurturing successful songwriters
• Broad experience in a&r, development, music production, and/or management
• Proven ability to find and develop new talent as well as sign established songwriters, and ability to help build and maintain successful careers for them
• Create and oversee creative and productive collaborative environments
• Ability to help create hits with songwriters and producers on a consistent basis
• High-level contributor, self-motivated, someone who can make a significant impact
• High level of integrity, work ethic, communication, project management, and teamwork skills
• Ability to travel, at times extensively and/or on short notice
• Extensive network within all levels of developing music, including managers, labels, lawyers, songwriters, and producers
• Excellent organizational skills, time management, and an ability to prioritize
• Ability handle multiple activities simultaneously and professionally while always maintaining the highest regard for songwriters, clients, and colleagues
• Negotiating skills
• Knowledge and experience with project/departmental budgeting/forecasting
• Ability to work with an unparalleled team
• Commercial awareness of the market, new music trends, music business development, products, and challenges

The Job:
• Responsible for setting up and scheduling collaborations for Atlas Music writers, with a focus on designated roster and out of town Atlas writers who travel to Los Angeles
• Scouting and signing high caliber talent to the company, including up and coming writers/artist as well as established writers
• Maintain and grow contacts with labels, managers, lawyers, etc to keep abreast of upcoming albums and projects
• Negotiating song splits and collecting necessary information for copyright purposes
• Provide constructive feedback to Atlas writers
• Develop strong relationships and constantly interact with producers, writers, artists, management, and label a&r’s to regularly bring in new talent relationships
• Negotiate songwriting contracts and work in tandem with legal team

Please e-mail your resume & cover letter to

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