Director, Creative Marketing

Nashville, TN

Sony Music Publishing is the leading global music publisher, which is home to world-class songwriters, legendary catalogues, and industry-leading synchronization licensing and production music businesses. With an international network of 38 offices, Sony Music Publishing represents many of the most iconic songs ever written by celebrated songwriters such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporary superstars including Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, P!nk, and Sam Smith. To learn more: www.sonymusicpub.com/en.


Job Purpose: The Director, Creative Marketing – Nashville is responsible for representing the SMP catalog of music in Sync clearance and creative marketing in the advertising, Film/TV for the Nashville catalog.


What You’ll Do: (job responsibilities)

  • Arrange and issue approvals/quotes for high-level sync deals in the advertising, Film/TV sector for the Nashville catalog
  • Price the catalog strategically and competitively and have a deep understanding of relevant sync history and fee structures
  • Pitch the SMP catalog to respective A-level clients to procure placements for our writers/copyrights in the sync marketplace
  • Manage a robust roster of B-level clients to make sure all our customer's requests are being met and processed in a timely manner
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with writer approval parties and estates
  • Partner effectively across internal divisions and with external partners using excellent communication skills
  • Stay on top of licensing trends and new media (i.e., NFTs, Metaverse)
  • Attend showcases, concerts, and other relevant events as it relates to business to liaise with our songwriters and their management teams in Nashville
  • Curate the Nashville assets so global sync deals pitch the assets as well
  • Additional responsibilities to includes nurturing/educating new songwriters with the goal of placing songs within sync world


Who You Are: (skills and experience required)

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in music publishing or related field.
  • MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Works, Internet
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize, and handle heavy workload
  • Must reside in Nashville, TN
  • Must be motivated, responsible, and able to exercise good judgment. Must be able to take initiative.
  • Ability to be client-focused and recognize potential growth opportunities.
  • Extensive knowledge of country music and its history.
  • Must be well established in the local Nashville community, with extensive relationships within the country music industry.


What We Give You:

  • You join an inclusive, collaborative, and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health, and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized backup child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition, and student loans
  • We invest in your professional growth & development
  • Time off for a winter recess and early close Summer Fridays


Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.


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As part of our commitment to health and safety, this position requires that the job candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Please note that an applicant will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.  Please do not include proof of vaccine status or any indication of a possible request for an accommodation when submitting your application materials.  If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.


This position requires the use of the CLEAR Health Pass App to access the office and off-site work events. While COVID vaccination is highly encouraged, vaccination is not required for employees based out of our Tennessee offices, although COVID-19 testing may be required. Please do not include proof of vaccination or any other indication of vaccination status when submitting your application materials.  If applicable, at the time of a candidate’s onboarding experience, the Company will follow up directly to share the company standards around using the CLEAR Health Pass App and provide instructions for safely entering our TN offices.  Please note, employees are required to be fully vaccinated to enter our offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta. An employee will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

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