Head of Music - Germany

Berlin, BE, GermanyFull-time

Company Description

We are music and tech fans hailing from all over the globe, working to make Deezer the most personal music streaming service. From data scientists to tech experts, artists & labels specialists to marketers, and even in-house music editors, our team is spreading the love for music to over 180 countries. Supporting local and international artists and bringing them closer to their fans is our mission - we believe music is about diversity, multiculturalism and togetherness. Ready to join the team? We're all ears.

    Job Description

    Editorial responsibilities:

    • Manage the editorial content team and set the playlist strategy - management of the german playlist offer & managing localization of the global playlist offer

    • Manage a team of 2+ editors and 1 artist relations manager

    • Create editorial marketing and animations within the Deezer app

    • Develop special editorial activations together with global & local team for the app and ensure marketing support with brand, social media and acquisition teams

    • Develop curation partnerships with artists or media brands to ensure our content reaches outside of the Deezer eco-system.

    • Coordinate editorial priorities for CRM & social media.

    • Monitor the performance of content with central editorial teams and define the necessary tools to deliver performance targets.

    • Manage the editorial integration of new catalogues together with acquisition teams

    Artist Relations responsibilities:

    • Manage the artist marketing team and set the artist marketing strategy.

    • Manage editorial and artist marketing relations with repertoire owners.

    • Be an ambassador for artists and facilitate direct access to data, marketing etc…

    • Coordinate artist marketing priorities for CRM & social media.

    • Support Marketing with music driven advertising campaigns - acquisition, brand, CRM…

    • Develop campaigns and special events to support the launch of new music in coordination with brand marketing teams.

    • Participate in industry events as speaker and be Deezer’s spokesperson for the music and artists

    • Book artists for special events or original productions, social media activity and brand marketing campaigns.

    Label & Publisher Relations responsibilities

    • Establish strong relationships with all major and independent music labels and publishers in Germany.

    • Provide strategic and financial insight through reviews of Deezer’s local and global business.

    • Coordinate the relationship between local right owners and local partners when it comes to B2B partnerships to make sure our contractual commitments are fulfilled.

    • Work with labels on acquiring and launching new music catalogues on Deezer.

    Content Production:

    • Create original concepts for music productions (exclusives, sessions, live, interviews…)

    • Manage external companies and freelancers helping to deliver production.

    • Recruit and manage the production team.


    What we are looking for:

    • 8+ years of experience in editorial, entertainment and/or media industry
    • Strategic thinker with an eye for detail
    • Ability to use data and transform it into winning strategie
    • Good negotiation skill
    • Experience in music programming and engaging users with curated playlists
    • Strong knowledge in music across all genres
    • Valuable network in the music industry, artists and managements
    • Track record in managing editorial teams and creative people
    • Good knowledge of the music, streaming landscape
    • Fluent english speaker

    Additional Information

    Life @ Deezer :

    • Great location
    • Stocked kitchens with free drinks and fruit
    • Office music
    • Friday drinks, summer and winter parties
    • Gig tickets
    • internal Training Sessions

    If you feel like this is the right opportunity for you, press play!
    We are an equal opportunity employer.