• Director, Sweden

    Location SE-Stockholm
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/15/2019 10:36 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Management - Other Management
  • Overview

    Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. Sony Music Entertainment is seeking an individual to help work on initiatives related to The Orchard and its products.


    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide –  distributing music from independent artists including Ozuna, Skepta, Jorja Smith, John Prine, and Kelsea Ballerini. With cutting edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with labels of all sizes to make their music and video available across hundreds of digital and physical retailers around the world. At The Orchard, the focus is to provide a comfortable, social and engaging environment to encourage productivity and creativity.



    We have an immediate opening for an Stockholm-based territory lead. The position will lead the local team and act as relationship, strategy, and contact for key labels in Sweden.   Driving efficient communication and best practices, setting and attaining goals, developing staff, and articulating and operationalising the company’s value proposition are critical to the candidate’s success.   The role will also maintain high level relationships across the industry. The ideal candidate will successfully elevate the company’s revenue and profile within the current client and retail base, and act as primary conduit for new business opportunities to drive the business.


    • Manage relationships with distributed music clients across a variety of genres, including high touch frontline and high volume catalogue labels.
    • As part of the senior management team across the Nordic region drive further cooperation within the Nordic region and grow our markets as a team, both through local releases and by international representation of the Orchard's catalogue.
    • Drive product adoption of The Orchard’s tools and services across the client base.
    • Liaise with various internal departments, from finance and marketing to legal and management, to ensure all client and retail partner business needs are met.
    • Management of HR, payroll, expenses in tandem with Sony SE and Orchard NYC.
    • Key liaison with Sony SE for company integration & ongoing management purposes: - HR, IT, expenses, travel, compliance, training & development, recruitment etc.
    • Create and maintain a collaborative work environment; ensure staff stay focused, on target, and on message.
    • Provide support and oversight as needed, including but not limited to content acquisition, operations, business development, collections, sales & marketing, video services.
    • Provide support by driving weekly management meetings, communicating company policy changes and projects that impact the territory, providing quarterly label revenue reports and analysis, business reviews, assisting in training and team management as needed.
    • Support local development of other business lines such as artist royalties, film, sync, affiliates etc
    • Motivate and inspire the Swedish team to exceed goals and expectations on an ongoing basis, providing support, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
    • Act as local industry representative attending events and conferences as required.


    • Strong experience and understanding of the local music industry and digital landscape.
    • Experience within a label or distribution company managing catalogues, frontline releases and relationships.
    • Expertise using content management systems and digital metadata across a variety of genres.
    • Excellent knowledge of the digital space, including music retail, analytics and social media, with an ability to adapt to a constantly changing landscape.
    • BA or BS degree in related field or equivalent experience require.
    • Highly advanced organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise to tight deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Swedish and English, with the ability to speak effectively across all levels of business, both internally and externally.
    • Passionate about Independent music, with a willingness to attend industry events and shows.
    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required and able to travel internationally.


    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, comprehensive video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.


    CV's and cover letters to be sent to euhq@theorchard.com


    The Orchard is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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