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Arts & Crafts, a leading independent music company, has an immediate, full-time opportunity for an A&R Manager. As a key member of the Arts & Crafts team, the A&R Manager will work closely with the label, management and publishing divisions of the company to both scout new talent and participate in the development of artist recording projects. The ideal candidate will have an extensive network within the music industry, be on top of industry trends and have a strong grasp of the Arts & Crafts active roster, back catalogue and brand identity.

The job will be based out of our office in downtown Toronto, with the flexibility to accommodate hybrid workplace/work-from-home arrangements.

  • Identify and lead acquisition of emerging talent as well as established talent for A&C’s label, publishing and management roster
  • Acquire titles for license from third party partners
  • Identify potential foreign labels and work with senior management to license A&C releases in international territories as needed
  • Liaise with Managers, Lawyers, Publishers, Booking Agents, Songwriters, Producers, Labels, Publicists, and Tastemakers
  • Run P&L projections for potential signings to determine viability
  • Make recommendations for deal structure and offer proposals
  • Work alongside managers, artists and producers to manage writing and recording process end-to-end to ensure commercially viable masters are created in a timely manner and within budget
  • Participate in development of creative branding of projects including visual imagery and video production
  • Manage budgets within A&C online budget portal and with accounting team
  • Business travel as required

  • 5+ years of music industry experience, with a data-driven approach and demonstrated track record of identifying emerging artists with world-class talent and commercial potential
  • Knowledge of current trends in music, and the ability to anticipate shifts in music consumer tastes and behaviour
  • Extensive industry network, including managers, lawyers, publishers, booking agents, songwriters, producers, labels, publicists, and tastemakers
  • Ability to quickly and consistently develop new relationships
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and organizational skills
  • Ability to understand, manage and forecast budgets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with artists, producers, and songwriters
  • High degree of credibility and influence inside and outside company
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Flexible and able to multi-task across multiple artist recording projects
  • Must be willing and able to attend concerts, artist appearances, recording sessions, and photo and video shoots as required

Arts & Crafts is a Toronto-based independent music and artist services company, offering expertise as a record label, music publisher, management firm, distributor, merchandiser, and event producer in Canada and internationally. For almost 20 years, Arts & Crafts has proven itself to be a leader in the Canadian independent music industry, showing a dedication to nurturing the careers of its artists and the artistic community, while continuing to evolve, innovate and show sustainability in a dramatically changing industry.

Arts & Crafts has released more than 200 albums, earning 27 JUNO Awards, 30 Polaris Music Prize short and long list nominations, two Grammy nominations, five gold records, three platinum records and many more accolades.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed as received, and on a rolling basis.

Arts & Crafts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as critical values of our company culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, men, and non-binary identifying, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), persons from the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, and other equity-seeking groups. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.