Music industry?

Amazon / Biz Dev LE Gang
Jul 6, 2018 11 Comments

Any advice on getting into music industry whether it be the streaming companies (Spotify) or big labels (Sony,universal, etc)? Early in my career looking for business development roles. Saw an account manager role at Spotify on LinkedIn but it got taken down after a few hundred apps in 3 days...music is my passion and I’d really love to build a career in business around it! Thanks

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  • Qualcomm Damn!
    Amazon music is the best now thanks to Alexa
    Jul 6, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng googler4
      I can't believe this is how out of touch Qualcomm is
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Qualcomm Damn!
      You should check it out how convenient it is to tell Alexa to play any song while driving the car. (Totally hands free) It can play any songs without me even looking making such a safe and smooth driving experience. Also Alexa plays similar songs letting me discover and expand my library. I can’t do that with Spotify (No hands free Alexa) .
      IMO Alexa amazon music unlimited is amazing experience.

      Great job Amazon Music and Alexa folks! Great product which is constantly improving. Keep it up
      Jul 6, 2018
  • Walmart wJJM33
    Move first to Amazon Music . Are you in Amazon Music already ?
    Jul 6, 2018 5
    • Amazon vdQy55
      afaik Amazon music is a joke
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Walmart wJJM33
      Thank you sir . Was considering the principal PM ML position there . I thought It was joke. Now I know!
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Walmart wJJM33
      But OP, best bet ,if you can’t crack outside, start with Amazon Music.
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng diddler
      i’m in Amazon Music, it’s not as good as Spotify, but we crush it in some sub categories (voice playback like Alexa, kids, country); do shitty in the “urban” segment
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Biz Dev LE Gang
      OP
      There are rarely open roles there and it’s not a real growth driver for Amazon. Tbh I don’t even like the product. I also think Apple Music has a terrible UI. Some may say I should go there and try to fix but I’d prefer getting out of the Amazon culture and being surrounded by people with real knowledge of the industry and perhaps passion. Not just building products to drive more prime subscriptions.
      Jul 7, 2018
  • Apple / Product
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    I started in music publishing/sync licensing down in la. Through internships I worked at small publishers/labels to get experience, knowing I wanted to curate music for tv/film. I also love tech so the intersection for me was - streaming. I’ve been at Apple Music the last year and a half. Pinpoint people in the positions at the companies you have interest in, use social media/LinkedIn to ask them questions, how and where they got their start.
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Staples BibbityBop
      That’s an awesome progression! What product do you focus on at Apple Music?
      Oct 16, 2018