Viacom Inc Director, Music & Talent - Nickelodeon in Burbank, California
Overview and Responsibilities
Work directly with SVP, Music & Talent, to implement development strategies and long-term plans for music artists on all Nickelodeon Networks
Manage day-to-day artist bookings for Nickelodeon Networks, including tentpole events, festivals, pro-social initiatives, short form content, off-channel events and episodic series needs
Oversee pre-production logistics and handle on-site management as it pertains to music artist participation in Nickelodeon shows and events
Act as department liaison and communicate with EICs, Press, Marketing, Events, Production Management, Legal and other lines of business to remain informed regarding music artist needs
Cultivate relationships within the music community by attending industry functions (concerts, showcases, panels, etc.) to further develop contacts and spread awareness about Nickelodeon
Maintain strong knowledge of the Nickelodeon brand as it relates to Music, TV, Movies and Social/Digital
Oversee artist logistics for appearances, which includes: obtaining approval on creative concepts, drafting budgets, song lyric approvals, maintaining schedules and travel itineraries, Visas, work permits, glam and ensuring all contractual obligations are met
Draft and send offer letters to record labels, managers, agents, etc.
Manage contract administration, negotiate deals with record labels and managers, send deal memo requests, facilitate payment processing and cost tracking for music artist deals
Review and give feedback on still photography, episodic performances, promo spots, social and digital content, etc. featuring music artist talent
Support Nickelodeon musical artist talent by communicating needs with show production and maintaining strong relationships with the artists and their teams. (i.e.:America’s Most Musical Family, Lip Sync Battle Shorties)
Keep Music Department informed on all upcoming artist projects and notable information
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience
Minimum 8 years’ experience in Music, Artist Relations, Talent Relations or similar work environment
Extensive knowledge of music/pop culture and ability to manage corporate environment
Strong writing and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, critical thinker
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, seasoned ability to create talent department decks and one sheets
Viacom is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
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