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Music Supervisor
Frome, United Kingdom


Syncsmith is a relationship driven and service orientated agency, focused on providing a tailored audio service to the TV, Film, Gaming, Fashion and Creative Industries. We are approachable, energetic and small enough to provide enhanced levels of service and a hand-forged end product. We place emphasis on being viewed as a trusted provider and maintain the highest standards across all communications. From an ever-expanding intelligent catalogue, we can provide our high-profile clients with experimental music and more immersive avant-garde material for their special projects. We can also provide sound design, bespoke composition and production services to meet with anamorphic and on-screen content. Our aim is to remove the burden from the creative directors, producers and music supervisors by providing a disruptive and avant-garde source of material to enhance and support emotive visual projects. We represent individual artists, recording labels, composers and sound design specialists with a view to providing an intelligent catalogue of music whilst providing commissionable services for bespoke audible content.

Role Overview:

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise within music supervision and will approach the role energetically, maintaining their personal-brand presence within the creative domains. In exchange for a market-leading salary and annual performance-based incentives, they will be responsible for delivering the strategic objectives set by the business and supporting the creative director in the delivery against pre-set targets. Potential candidates will have established relationships and a network that they can continue to develop along with securing of new key accounts across the creative markets. With access to Syncsmiths’ unique and diverse creative repertoire, the candidate will exploit their knowledge and expertise of the creative world by creating sync opportunities for artistic composition as well as the ongoing representation of back catalogue. The ideal candidate will be Somerset based or willing to relocate, assistance with relocation may be provided for the right candidate. This newly created position will be responsible for supporting the identification, development, negotiation and licensing aspects of music supervision working on creative digital advertising campaigns, film trailers, film and TV scores and gaming opportunities. The candidate must be knowledgeable in the music world but acutely aware of new developments in premium brand space.

Key Responsibilities & Attributes:

§  Maintaining regular contact with Syncsmith artists, labels and associates.

§  Development of personal-brand including attendance at workshops, seminars, key industry meetings 

§  Manage creative briefs on an E2E basis from inception through to closure

§  Manage Syncsmith internal cataloguing system with key information and metadata 

§  Deliver a six-figure strategic growth plan for the creative markets

§  Management of key accounts and sales pipeline to assist in the delivery of the growth plan

§  Develop external interest such that the frequency (and hit rate) of pitches remains on a positive trajectory

§  Promote and develop Syncsmith’s aesthetic, presence and output

§  Pitching to creative agencies, advertising agencies, brand strategists and development of a professional network

§  Implement creative promotional and marketing strategies 

§  Development of innovative PR strategies and events to enhance our value proposition and market impact

§  Working with individual artists to develop back-catalogue and ability to compose within constrained timeframes

§  Maintain an A&R stance such that emerging talent is identified to develop the quality of available material 

§  Negotiate contracts, frameworks and strategic deals with advertising and marketing giants

§  Build strong relationships with affiliates around the world with the intention of developing creative opportunities 

§  Keep up-to-date with trends in music, attend gigs, invite clients and be actively viewed as a tastemaker

Skills & Experience:

§  Bachelors or Master’s Degree (preferred) in a Musical discipline

§  Music Editing Skills (Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, Cubase etc.)

§  Expert knowledge of the creative markets, key players and associated protocols

§  A record of success in procuring £50k+ synchronisation deals in creative advertising, film, trailers, gaming etc.

§  Passion for music, experimental, avant-garde and electronic music 

§  Familiar with licensing, publishing, copyright and music rights processes and protocol

§  Ability to work alone, adopt a self-starter role and determine own schedule

§  Flexible, honest, hard-working and willing to step outside the 9-5

§  Video Editing Skills would prove beneficial (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro etc.)

**please note we're also acutely interested in strong key account managers or business development types (ex Ogilvy, BBH, YR, WK, Grey, Havas, Publicis, Saatchi etc.) looking to cross over into music supervision.