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We’re Hiring! Label Manager & Sales Assistant (Russia)

December, 5th 2016 12:42

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Position: Label Manager & Sales Assistant (Russia)

Company: Believe Digital

Location: Moscow, Russia

 

About Believe Digital

Believe Digital is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels worldwide. We distribute music and video to Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Yandex Music and more. We provide bespoke digital solutions starting with distribution and incorporating promotion, marketing, strong analytics and sales data. Believe Digital is present in 30 countries with more than 300 staff members.

Job Description

Believe Digital is looking for a passionate Label Manager & Sales Assistant to join its team of label and artist account managers in Moscow. A keen interest and knowledge of the independent music industry is key, as Believe continues to drive its label acquisition strategy in the Russian Federation and CIS.

 

MAIN ROLES INCLUDE:

Client catalogue management:

  • Small and middle size account management (catalogue management, following up of new releases, building strategy in digital).
  • Audit and business reviews of label and artist activities.

Promotion of Sales:

  • Daily follow up with clients for promotion of new releases.
  • Review of promotion activities from digital stores.
  • Creation of internal and external documents (sales presentations, audit of client activity, training kit, Backstage communication etc..).
  • Creation and management of streaming service profiles and playlists for artists (Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music).

Marketing:

  • Community management (social networks and website).
  • Creation and follow up of Special Marketing projects (compilations).
  • Build campaigns on Facebook, VK, Yandex.
  • Build brand partnerships with media, music trend-setters and taste makers.

Sales:

  • Seeking prospective clients (labels, new artists) for audio and video distribution in Russia and CIS.

 

YOU MUST HAVE/BE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Excellent knowledge of office (Excel, Word). Use of PowerPoint and Photoshop is also beneficial.
  • Perfectly fluent in Russian and English.
  • A keen and creative interest in music, digital technology and marketing.
  • A passionate, diligent self-starter.
  • The ability to multi task and prioritise.

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Believe at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016

September, 12th 2016 18:37

Last Tuesday, Believe Digital joined a force of independent music industry figures, labels and artists for a night of celebration at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016.

Proudly sponsoring the category of Independent Label of The Year, Believe Digital also celebrated the nominations of roster acts Protoje featuring Chronixx, Ghetts & Rude Kidd, Flume and label Holy Roar.

Below is a full list of nominations, winners and some photos from the evening. Congratulations to those who picked up an award, see you next year!

BEST SMALL LABEL (in association with Proper Music Distribution)
Beatnik Creative
Earth Recordings
Holy Roar (Believe)
Local Action
Numbers – Winner

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM (in association with Radio X)
Daughter – Not To Disappear – Winner
Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth
Money – Suicide Songs
Savages – Adore Life

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR (In association with MODO)
British Sea Power – The Compleat Illustrated British Sea Power (Vol. 1) (Believe)
Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music
Slade – When Slade Rocked The World – Winner
Various Artists – Ork Records: New York, New York
Various Artists – Leaf 20 Box Set

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
Darren Hayman – Winner
Kamasi Washington
Martyn Joseph
Run The Jewels
Shaodow

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL In association with AIF, voted for via DIYmag.com)
Barn On The Farm
Beat Herder
Brainchild Festival – Winner
Pete The Monkey
Strawberries & Creem Festival

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR (in association with YouTube)
Christine And The Queens – Winner
Father John Misty
Flume (Believe)
Neck Deep
PVRIS
Stormzy

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD (in association with CI)
Chris Bye  – Arts Council England / Liverpool Sound City
Jen Long – DICE
Jess Partridge – London In Stereo
Jon Tolley – Banquet Records – Winner
Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6Music

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR (in association with Vevo)
Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Kaytranada – Lite Spots
Oscar – Sometimes – Winner
Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

BEST LIVE ACT (voted for by visitors to Songkick)
Babymetal – Winner
Caravan Palace
Courteeners
Sunset Sons
Wolf Alice

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR (in association with MCPS)
Adele – Hello – Winner
Christine And The Queens – Tilted
Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
Flume – Never Be Like You (Believe)
Ghetts x Rude Kid – One Take (Believe)
Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up [remix]
Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows (Believe)
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Skepta – Man
Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
KDA
Sigala – Winner
Wolf Alice
Tchami

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR (In association with The Orchard)
ARCA – Mutant
Brian Eno – The Ship
Field Music – Commontime
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Lapsley – Long Way Home
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons – Winner
Press To Meco – Good Intent
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Roots Manuva – Bleeds
Skepta – Konnichiwa

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR (In association with Believe Digital)
Because Music
Bella Union
Epitaph/ANTI – Winner
Moshi Moshi
Ninja Tune

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC (in association with Amazon Music)
Roisin Murphy

PIONEER AWARD
Richard Russell, XL Recordings

INNOVATOR AWARD (in association with FUGA)
Stormzy

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AIM Awards 2016

Ghetts presenting the 'Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival'

Ghetts presenting the ‘Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival’

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Ghetts, Senior Label Manager Craig Evans & Head of Video Laurence James

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Noddy Holder accepting his ‘Special Catalogue Release Of The Year (In association with MODO)’ award

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The Brewery set up for the event

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Nick Parry, Digital Marketing & Communications UK

Believe Digital win big at Music Managers Forum rounders tournament!

July, 15th 2016 14:46

Last night, Team Believe (Team Noel) absolutely smashed it at the Music Managers Forum sports day in Stratford! This came after their MMF X BT Sport ‘Finding Sync Success’ panel at BT Sports Studios. The head of our brilliant Sync UK department, Pete Beck took part in the panel.

You can see some photos from the event and the aftermath of the rounders tournament below… (mostly of Leigh Morgan doing a well deserved victory lap on behalf of Believe).

 

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Sexy Zebras on Vagabundos Records

June, 15th 2016 16:02

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Sexy Zebras (Vagabundos Records) are a crushing rock n roll band from Madrid that captured the attention from companies such as Live Nation. After they received the award for the Best Spanish band in Mexico at the Los Indie-O Music Awards 2016 , they are ready to conquer Mexico and the US Latin market with a powerful collaboration with Randy of Molotov in the song “Hijo de Puta” . In parallel they’ll be on different festivals in the U.S like LAMC in NY or the Ruido Fest in Chicago. Now they’ll be receiving support from iTunes USA with a banner which is definitely a good sign for an independent Spanish artist.

Their latest release The Culeras K-Caras Wey Barbecue is out on 17th June collaborating with latin artists such as Randy (Molotov), AJ Davila (Davila 666), Yokozuna y Apolo, including new songs.

                                                                                                           

 

Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

May, 18th 2016 17:39

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Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

Believe Digital will be hosting a conference training session on the 24th May 2016 at the Bajo Circuito forum in the heart of La Condesa, Ciudad de Mexico, which will be run by members of Believe’s European team.

Believe will be welcoming their clients and other guests along to participate in the event. The summit goal is to share industry developments, global and local practices, as well as to train clients on Believe’s Trade Marketing and Video tools and processes.

Raquel Martins, Believe’s Video Manager for the region, will be leading a presentation which explores video management strategies, channel & SEO optimization, rights management, best practices and how to increase views with a series of case studies.

Ismael Comas, Head of Sales for Latam and Spain, and Ariel Etbul, Country Manager in Mexico, will also be attending the event in order to meet with clients and guests ,

For more information, please contact: ariel-hernan.etbul@believedigital.com

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Believe Digital Opens Norwegian Office In Partnership With Indie Distribution

January, 29th 2016 12:28

Believe Logo Noir Square SmallBelieve Digital has officially opened a Norwegian office in cooperation with one of Norway’s most influential music companies, Indie Distribution. Following a two-year launch development phase led by instrumental Norwegian artist manager and Believe’s representative in Norway Eivind Brydøy, the partnership has now been formally launched. The move now sees Believe operating over 30 offices across the globe with over 300 international digital music industry experts making up its staff base.

Since its inception in 2005, Indie Distribution has been one of the key independent companies in Norway, having distributed labels like PIAS, Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Rough Trade, SPV, Roadrunner and many more. In addition to Indie Distribution the team behind the company also run three of the more notable record companies in Norway: Indie Recordings, Voices of Wonder and Name Music. The partnership sees Believe Digital taking over the Norwegian representation for their catalogue, significantly strengthening Believe’s Norwegian market share.

Erlend Gjerde, Managing Director at Indie Distribution and Country Manager of Believe Digital Norway, explains: “We’re excited to announce our new role for Believe Digital. Believe is probably the only player in the digital music industry that manages to offer the flexibility and dynamics of an independent, whilst coupled with the power which is usually only enjoyed by the majors. This truly marks the start of a new era for us, entering into the digital music distribution market by joining one of the very best multinational teams out there.”

Gjerde continues: “Our setup is significantly strengthened with this partnership, and not just for our domestically distributed clients; we really look forward to working with Believe globally to help us develop our labels internationally. We cannot wait to get started.”

Lee Morrison, General Manager UK & SVP Rights Management Believe Group says of the move: “The expansion in Norway is another step towards increasing our full international reach for our global distribution and label services divisions. We are looking forward to working with Indie Distribution and their superb catalogue, both on a local and global basis”.

TCV Invests in Believe Digital

June, 3rd 2015 14:24

Believe Logo Noir Square SmallBelieve Digital announces a $60m growth capital investment from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and XAnge.

Created in 2005, with offices in 30 countries, Believe Digital has become the global independent market leader in distributing music and video to online streaming and download services following its recent acquisition of TuneCore. The company’s international presence, digital marketing expertise, its capacity for technical innovation and transparency are being leveraged by independent artists and labels who desire to make the most of their music in a global digital world.

The company is also one of the largest multi-channel networks for video distribution with over 3 billion views per month.

The backing of TCV, a highly respected investment firm with a deep knowledge of the digital music and video space, and the increased investment from XAnge, a historical investor in Believe Digital since 2007, as well as the investment from GP Bullhound Sidecar, and continued trust of Ventech are a statement of confidence in Believe Digital’s strategic vision and ability to execute. TCV General Partner John Rosenberg will join Believe Digital’s Board of Directors.

CEO and Founder Believe Digital Group, Denis Ladegaillerie said: “Believe Digital aims to become the global leader in digital distribution and label services; the rapid growth of digital music sales (which now surpass CD sales in many countries) is contributing to making Believe Digital and TuneCore increasingly attractive alternatives for labels and artists; the future is exciting and this capital will empower us to invest more to make our artists and labels successful, hire music, digital marketing and technology talents and explore targeted acquisition opportunities with companies that share our vision and goal.”

John Rosenberg from TCV stated: “New distribution channels and digital marketing services are reshaping the global music industry. Through technological innovation and a highly disruptive and transparent business model, Believe Digital has become a powerful force in the global music industry, enabling independent labels and artists to capitalize on these emerging trends.  We are delighted to support Denis and his team as they continue their impressive journey.”

Rodolphe Ménégaux from XAnge: “Believe has become a leader in the digital music industry; we are very proud to be an early investor and continue investing in such a fast growing company. Believe has recently made an impressive step forward in consolidating the industry with the acquisition of TuneCore; we are delighted to support Denis and his team in this new market phase to build the leading global independent player in the industry.“

Believe Digital counts among its many clients such companies as World Circuit, Nettwerk Records, Planet Records, Green United Music, One Little Indian, Hospital Records, Xtra Mile Recordings and Southern Record Distribution. It is also privileged to work with many talented artists including Chinese Man, James Vincent McMorrow, Breton, Gavin James, The 2 Bears, Public Service Broadcasting, Queen, Monty Python, Deep Purple and many others.

The company recently acquired leading DIY distribution service tunecore.com, which provides access to online music services for all emerging artists. TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore artists $541 million from over 15.2 billion downloads and streams since inception.

Believe:LIVE at The great Escape @ Carousel’s

May, 12th 2015 14:39

BELIEVE:LIVE SHOWCASE AT THE GREAT ESCAPE

Friday 15th May
1pm – 8pm
Carousel’s, 216-225 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

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We are proud to present our third annual showcase in conjunction with Believe Recordings, as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2015.

The showcase will take place at Carousel’s, the secret venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront. Running from 1pm to 8pm on Friday 15th May, the line-up features a top selection from Believe Recordings’ roster together with a special appearance from label friends Zola Blood.

The event kicks off with Parisian natives Camp Claude, then continues with Swedish singer-songwriter Andreas Moe (who recently supported John Mayor on his arena tour), 2015 ‘Ones To Watch’ Laurie Erskine aka Club Kuru, Meadowlark (who will be playing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury this year), hotly-tipped hip hop act The Age Of L.U.N.A. (backed by the likes of Semtex and De La Soul), and finishes off with electronic singer-songwriter Fyfe, who released his triumphant debut album earlier this year. Entry to the event will be free.

Line Up: 
14:00 – Camp Claude
14:45 – Andreas Moe
15:30 – CLUB KURU
16:15 – Meadowlark
17:00 – The Age Of LUNA
17:45 – Zola Blood
18:30 – Fyfe

For more information, join the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Brighton Music Conference 2015

May, 11th 2015 16:17

 

 BMC 2015

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES FULL PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMY PROGRAMME, PLUS NIGHT TIME NETWORKING AND CLUB EVENT SCHEDULE

5th & 6th June 2015
Brighton Dome and various city venues

www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

Aimed at experienced music industry delegates, those looking to break into the electronic music industry, aspiring DJ’S/Producers and dance music fans. BMC offers an array of opportunities for attendees to form new business relationships, learn their craft, showcase product and talent, expand existing networks and immerse themselves in their chosen music genre.

“This is one time in the year when the whole industry can meet face to face, in the UK to personalise and keep up relationships.”

With two days of networking events, and panel sessions, delivered by some of the industry’s leading figures, highlights include: (more…)

Believe Event Calendar | May – June 2015

April, 24th 2015 13:23

It’s a busy season coming up, with many festivals and industry conferences to get excited about. This year, Believe is the proud sponsor of Brighton Music Conference, the leading annual electronic music conference in the UK and Rockcomm, the inaugural UK based international rock music conference. You’ll find our team at many other industry events as well. Here is where to look out for us: (more…)