Promotion Manager

  • Employer Wise Music Classical
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline N/A

Job Title: Promotion Manager
Department: Wise Music Classical
Reports to: Promotion & Communications Director, Wise Music Classical


Utilising a first-class network of programmers and presenters, together with a broad knowledge of classical music and today’s composers in the cultural landscape of today, the Promotion Manager will promote the music of composers published by the Wise Music Group (WMG) to local and international classical music markets.


Shaping the Business – The Marketplace

  • To research markets into which the rights owned by WMG will be promoted in the UK and internationally
  • To deliver company-wide promotion strategies to the relevant markets
  • To provide opportunities for the performance, broadcast and recording of WMG copyrights
  • To create opportunities for new commissions and projects for WMG composers
  • Travel to meet with presenters both locally and internationally when possible, or meet virtually as required

Composers and their music

  • To be the principal contact for specific living composers
  • To maintain relationships between composers and/or their agents or composer estates
  • To approach potential programmers and commissioners, locally and internationally, and to secure opportunities for the composers and rights owned by WMG
  • To liaise with the Managing Editor over production of materials and delivery schedules.

Process Management/Development – Managing Information and Knowledge

  • To record information regarding composers’ schedules and their music on departmental systems
  • To use the digital promotion tools and carry out related data analysis to ensure effective promotion

Internal and External Interaction

  • To communicate effectively with colleagues within the global team of Wise Music Classical, the Editorial and Creative teams and other areas of WMG as appropriate
  • To respond to enquiries from internal departments in relation to the work of composers
  • To act on external enquiries in relation to WMG copyrights and composers
  • To assist in the management and creation of promotional tools across all platforms
  • To provide information to external agents and managers working with the composers
  • To proactively promote our copyrights
  • To attend departmental and company meetings.

The Creative Manager will have

  • First-class interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience of working in the promotion or performance of both classical and contemporary music
  • A working knowledge of the music industry
  • An established network of industry contacts
  • Excellent written English and communication abilities
  • The capability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in music
  • An active interest in contemporary classical music
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new systems quickly

About us
Wise Music Group maintains a global network of standalone offices including London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Reykjavik, Bergamo and Tokyo.
The group’s publishing houses and imprints include some of the most famous names in the history of music including Chester Music, G. Schirmer, Associated Music Publishers, Novello & Co, Éditions Alphonse Leduc, Première Music, Le Chant du Monde, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Unión Musical Ediciones, Bosworth Music GmbH, and Campbell Connelly.
Wise Music Group owns or controls over half a million copyrights – including the world’s largest independent holding of historic and contemporary classical music – as well as a huge range of popular songs spanning evergreen, jazz, reggae, blues, pop and rock. The group also represents nearly 100 of today’s most successful living composers and songwriters working in classical music, opera, ballet, pop, film, television and advertising. Represented composers include Hans Abrahamsen, Ólafur Arnalds, Samuel Barber, Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka), John Corigliano, Bryce Dessner, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Missy Mazzoli, Gian Carlo Menotti, Olivier Messiaen, Nico Muhly, Michael Nyman, Rachel Portman, Francis Poulenc, André Previn, Florence Price, Hania Rani, Kaija Saariaho, Jean Sibelius, Igor Stravinsky, Joby Talbot, Tan Dun, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Judith Weir.

Deadline for applications
Interviews will take place on Monday 11th December
Please send your CV to Amy Chaudakshetrin [email protected]

To travel to attend external concerts and events out of hours as required.
Deadline for applications – Noon on 6th December
Salary – 38-43K

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