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Executive Director, Music (Freeform)

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to join a team that's beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you've been looking for.

The Executive Director, Music will manage day to day music production and supervision for all Freeform content.
Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day music production and supervision for all series.
  • Supervise music supervisors on current series.
  • Administer all payment paperwork for composers, songwriters, producers, singers, studios, musicians, collecting invoices for payment and coordinating that process with production, music legal and finance.
  • Meet with current and new music production houses, libraries, songwriters and producers and make recommendations for future partnerships.
  • Meet new talent, songwriters and producers for future opportunities.
  • Work with legal and production executives to ensure proper paperwork is issued for Work for Hires, On-camera ditties, Vocalists etc.
  • Manage creative needs for original and licensed songs.
  • Research and hire composers for new series.
  • Oversee series composers, scoring notes process, and attend spotting sessions and mixes.
  • Coverage on spotting sessions, mix sessions and on-camera shoots upon request.
  • Assist in researching source music upon request.
  • Supervise the Persimmon Grove music library both creatively and administratively.
  • Supervise the Persimmon Grove consultant and work together to create songs and find placement opportunities in programming and marketing internally, as well as externally to the film and TV community.
  • Organize quarterly showcases with up-and-coming artists appropriate for Freeform.
  • Work with Hollywood Records to find opportunities to cross-promote their artists music, and release soundtrack and singles from our shows.
  • Support the music needs of the marketing department with their short form content, including on-air promos, integrated marketing and marketing stunts.
  • Create and define the music strategy for the network in relation to the Freeform brand.
    Basic Qualifications:
    • 5+ years experience working as an in house or freelance music supervisor, supporting productions, clearance, creative, promotional opportunities with labels, creating both original music and licensing music in film or television.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Strong familiarity with the Freeform and Onyx Collective content and a vision for how music can create a unique voice for each show.
    • Has broad and diverse knowledge of emerging musical talent in a variety of genres; works to be "ahead of the curve" in identifying songs and artists who will break out.
    • Experience creating opportunities for internal and external artists on shows and other marketing opportunities.
    • Extensive knowledge of the contemporary music scene.
    • Brings relationships with composers and music supervisors and has deep experience in evaluating their work; has strong opinions on the best fit for each show.
    • Experience creating music, not just licensing music.
    • Ability to partner internally and externally with partners and talent.
    • Ability to present ideas effectively and influence others.
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision, taking initiative in terms of big picture creative ideas beyond the individual shows.
    • Talent-friendly in terms of working effectively with producers and helpful in furthering the goals of actors who are also musicians.

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank , Executive Director, Music (Freeform), Executive , Burbank, California

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