founder ceo resume example with 14+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Profile

Talent Acquisition & Development | Record & Label Management | Public Relations & Marketing

Highly talented and forward thinking Music Industry Executive with extensive experience talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters. Strong track record of managing every activity involving artists to the point of album release, including record/label management, artistic development, music supervision, public relations, promotions and creating marketing strategies. Powerful communicator able to seamlessly adapt when working with either new or established artists.

Skill Highlights
  • A&R Management
  • Studio Recording
  • Songwriting
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Audio Engineering
  • Entertainment/Music Industry
  • Management/Branding
  • Negotiations Music
  • Copyrighting/Licensing
  • Public Relations/Promotions
  • Music Production/Distribution
  • Talent Bookings
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Talent Scouting/Development
  • Music Publishing
  • Radio Promotions/Placements
  • Record / Label Management
  • Team Management
Middle Tennessee University Murfreesboro, TN Expected in Bachelor of Science (BS) : Recording Industry/Music Business/Entrepreneurship - GPA : Recording Industry/Music Business/Entrepreneurship
Core Accomplishments
  • Skilled at streamlining financial processes and introducing process improvements to enhance productivity.
  • Remarkable experience in creating successful music and entertainment content.
  • Sound knowledge of different music genres. Wide knowledge of pop music trends across North America.
  • Strong knowledge of music sites, services and digital products.
  • Familiarity with music theory and the sound recording process, with a unique ability to translate complex terminology into simple terms.
  • Passionate for music with deep cross-genre music knowledge.
  • Social media and tech-savvy with strong MS Office Suite, and recording software skills (Pro Tools, Studio One).
  • Able to make a substantial impact in the recording process immediately.
  • Tracking and Monitoring of Sales, airplay, and royalties (Nielsen Soundscan, Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, Soundexchange).
  • Skilled at royalty calculations, administration, and disbursements (Print Music, Digital Performance, Public Performance, Mechanical, Sales).
  • Skilled level with creation of press kits and one sheets.
  • Sound knowledge of contract negotiations and drafting (Artist, Producer, Publishing, Recording, Musicians, and American Federation of Musicians Union).
  • Skilled at management of music catalogues and encoding (Fingerprinting).
  • Registry knowledge of PRO's (Performance-Rights Organization) via BMI, ASCAP, SESAC.
  • Strong knowledge of Harry Fox Agency (HFA) song licensing.
Professional Experience
City, STATE, 03/2007 - Current
  • Full P&L responsibility for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists, producers, and songwriters, while acting as a liaison between artists and the record label or publishing company.
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the company's fiscal function and performance.
  • Advance the company's mission and objectives and promote revenue, profitability, and growth as an organization.
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  • Claire Resume, Page 2 Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the company.
  • Manage all activities involving artists to the point of album release.
  • Seek talent by auditioning demo tapes; attending live shows; visiting artist/band website and social networking sites; following leads from any `buzz' created by artists; checking industry insiders; and watching for talent on other labels whose contracts are expiring.
  • Evaluate talent and match with potential audience tastes.
  • Sign talent to label.
  • Search for new songs for existing talent on the label.
  • Coordinate label relationships for an artist, once they are signed to the label.
  • Provide creative input and direction on artist's material.
  • Find suitable producers and recording studios.
  • Plan the recording budget.
  • Key Accomplishments: Raised $50K in capital investment for the label and built the studio from the ground up.
  • Scouted and developed new and upcoming talent.
  • Produced and released full-length album "Definition of Music" by QueeN.
  • Made song selections and arranged the songs in order for recording.
  • Collaborated with Snipe Young of Universal Music Group to produce and release the single "Bet That Burns" by Rachel Nicole.
  • Developed relationships with major industry professionals including Platinum, Grammy and Oscar nominated and winning producers such as Snipe Young (Universal Music Group), Harvey "DJ Speedy" Miller (Platinum), Robert L.
  • Smith (Defy Recordings, Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy), Denis Kilty, and Go Grizzly (APG/Warner Chapell).
  • Created marketing campaigns including social media, community marketing and direct marketing.
  • Won seven (7) music competitions and awards, including championship features on local station 95.7Jamz, where listeners call in and vote for best songs against other locals.
  • Negotiated ongoing agreements and bookings at numerous venues where So Be It Entertainment artists are featured.
  • Established relationships with program directors and disc jockeys at local radio and webcast/internet stations.
  • Established label partnership with aggregator/distributor Fuga.
Advertising, Artist, Agency, Audio Engineering, Branding, Broadcast, budget, content, contract negotiations, contracts, direct marketing, direction, drafting, features, financial, Forecasting, marketing, Mechanical, MS Office Suite, Music Production, Negotiations, networking, Platinum, press kits, Pro Tools, processes, Producer, Public Relations, quality, Radio, Recording, Sales, Songwriting, Sound, Team Management, Trend, unique, website

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