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Job ad: Believe – Senior A&R Urban (London)

By | Published on Tuesday 17 December 2019


Founded in 2005, believe is the worldwide leader in digital audio and video distribution for independent artists. It is by combining technological and artistic skills in the service of digital distribution that the Group has based its expertise and has quickly positioned itself as a new player in the music industry landscape.

With more than 1000 employees in 45 countries, the group distributes more than a third of the world’s digital music in volume and has achieved an average annual growth of 30% over the last ten years.

Believe’s mission can be summed up as: “Best serve and develop all artists with care, transparency, fairness, expertise and innovation, in all local markets around the world”.

Want to collaborate in a dynamic, entrepreneurial company that puts people at the center of its strategy? believe is for you!

Job description

We are looking for a passionate, ambitious Senior A&R (Urban) to join our growing Artist Services and Artist Development team. Based in London and reporting to the Head of Artist Services, this role is tasked with identifying top sales targets and new talent within the urban genre and executing sales strategy and managing the signing and A&R process.

Your missions are:

• Identifying key targets and new talent within the UK urban scene
• Scouting and signing artists for Believe UK’s Artist Services and Artist Development roster
• Building and maintaining strong relationships with artists and managers
• Overseeing the signing process
• Managing artist relations and delivery of repertoire
• Contributing to the domestic and global A&R strategy
• Regularly attending gigs, showcases and industry conferences


• Passion for urban music
• 3+ years’ experience with a proven track record in a similar role
• An existing network in the UK urban music scene
• Ability to work across a broad roster of artists
• Good understanding of data analysis
• Experience in managing budgets
• Excellent communication skills, time management and attention to detail
• Commercial awareness of the market and music industry developments
• A team player with a can-do attitude

Additional Information

Believe is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in employment, regardless of origin, sex, morals, sexual orientation, gender, age, family status pregnancy, race, political opinions, trade union activities, religious beliefs, physical appearance, family name, place of residence, state of health, or disability.