Leeds Conservatoire Library Music

From the Employability & Enterprise Team

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This is an opportunity to have your music used and synchronised on Leeds Conservatoire’s promotional materials

Students can have their work published across our own web pages, as well as social media platforms etc. It also provides successful candidates some early experience of the Library/Production music world.

Unlike many commercial platforms offering similar services, we will ensure that you are notified and properly credited. We also provide payment for any works utilised.

Library Music Internship

Here you can download a PDF version of the job description and person specification outlined below.

 

We are looking to recruit three second year LC students to work with us on our exciting new library music platform. These roles will support the project development of this service by growing visibility, demonstrating the opportunities available to LC composers, by talent scouting for suitable contributors and materials, and onboarding successful content to the platform.

This opportunity is available for application from second year students at Leeds Conservatoire, requiring the successful candidates to work throughout the year, across both term time and holiday periods.

Pay: Casual staff rate - £11.09ph (Grade 2) including holiday pay.

Hours: Hours variable up to a maximum of 5 hours per week (average 3 hours per work). You will be expected to attend a one hour online session with your mentor each week.

Employment Period: This is a fixed term for 42 weeks, beginning w/c 16th January 2023, and ending w/c 30th October 2023.

Hybrid working: You will be able to utilise desk space in room 401 during work hours but can also operate remotely. Weekly mentor sessions will be delivered online.

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please provide a CV and a detailed covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role referring to the information provided below.  Please detail any relevant experience you have in relation to this role along with two references who we may approach in relation to this. Prior to applying please consider how you will balance this role with studies or other commitments should you be successful.

Submit your completed application to: EaE@lcm.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 28th November 2022

Interviews will take place online during the week commencing Monday 5th December 2022.

 

About the team

The Employability and Enterprise Team deliver a broad range of extra-curricular support and interventions to help develop the ambitions of both conservatoire students and graduates. This includes our Leeds Conservatoire Agency, a variety of funded support schemes, performance and work placement opportunities, and employability resources to name just a few.

 

About the role

This is an exciting new role that will help to build and shape our commercial library music platform over the course of the year. Working closely in partnership with MediaTracks, and under direct mentorship from a music publishing/A&R specialist, you will help to develop the service from the ground up. As a result the workload and expected outcomes may change on a weekly basis, but some of the potential tasks required of the successful candidates will include:

 

  • Promotion of service via LC internal communications (including email and social media networks)
  • A&R/Talent scouting to find suitable composers/contributors, and to develop those that have potential
  • Communication with relevant LC composers, sharing feedback, current briefs and providing important information to assist with understanding of the offer available.
  • Accurate onboarding of information and metadata to the library music platform (which is currently in development)
  • Communication and updates to all stakeholders including your mentor, the Leeds Conservatoire Employability and Enterprise Manager and the team at MediaTracks.
  • Meeting with potential LC composers (both students and graduates) to promote the opportunity and understanding of the sector.
  • To provide feedback on development of the service, and help LC and MediaTracks improve performance and relevance of both platform and associated resources.

 

This is a paid position, so the successful candidate will be expected to show a professional attitude when working within the team, with the MediaTracks and the mentor, and with the associated client base and stakeholders. The experience gained from this role could be utilised across a number of music industry sectors, and will help you to develop a better understanding of the daily tasks involved in many of these areas.

 

Key attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Work well under pressure
  • Excellent IT and administrative skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to prioritise work load
  • Ability to work within agreed parameters

 

 

You will be:

  • A Highly motivated individual who works well under pressure in a fast paced ever changing environment. A self-starter, you will be able to follow instructions and get the job done while remaining responsive to shifting demands.
  • You will be happy to take on seemingly mundane tasks with energy and enthusiasm.
  • You will be an excellent team player who is keen to learn and develop new skills alongside an experienced team of industry relevant professionals.
  • You will have excellent communication skills.
  • You will be polite and trustworthy with a full acceptance of the need for confidentiality.

 

In return:

  • We will welcome you into our fun and fast paced working environment.
  • We will train you and provide you with industry relevant skills, knowledge and experiences.
  • You will benefit from weekly guidance from industry professionals including your mentor and the team at MediaTracks.
  • We will give you a clear set of tasks and keep you busy and engaged.
  • We will train you on business skills in a real world environment (e.g. customer service, metadata administration).
  • We will provide you with advice and feedback and tools for self assessment which will support you in better understanding how you work, which roles to target in future and how to make the most of your strengths and overcome weaknesses.

 

Licence Agreement

For the security and safety of both Leeds Conservatoire and any student submission, an industry specialist law firm has drafted an appropriate agreement.

On submission of a track you will be required to agree to these legally binding terms. We don’t expect you to require legal advice prior to agreeing, as we have ensured that the terms are flexible and career supportive.

It is important to make clear that although we require you to sign the agreement on submission of tracks, it will not apply unless we choose to use any of your music, and will commence if and when we do. In effect, this pre-agreement enables us to act quickly should we choose to use your music alongside any promotional materials.

You can view the agreement here

Submission Details

Who owns the music if Leeds Conservatoire choose to use it?

The artist 100% owns the music, with the Conservatoire just licensing the song on a non-exclusive basis to be used in the chosen video.

 

Can I use the song/music elsewhere?

Yes you can continue to use your music elsewhere, as we only license its use on a non-exclusive basis.

 

How long does the license period last?

We will licence the track for as long as the video is displayed online.

 

How does payment work?

If we choose to use your work in one of our videos, we offer a flat fee of £30 per video. This video may be used across several platforms e.g. Leeds Conservatoire website, Youtube, Facebook etc. You will also be credited appropriately on the video.

 

Can I ask for my song to be removed from a video?

We are here to support your careers. If you require a song to be removed due to signing exclusive licensing agreements, a publishing deal or any other reasonable reason we can remove the track.

We do ask that you give us 28 days to remove a song from any video, as we may need to find a suitable replacement.

Track Requirements

Please ensure you fulfil the following requirement:

  • Mastered/finished versions of any tracks you submit.
  • If appropriate instrumental versions of the same track (if a top line/lead vocal is on the original track).
  • Any swearing to be removed from the recording.
  • You must own the publishing and master rights to the songs submitted.
  • If using samples, these must be 100% cleared for use.
  • Only submit one track at a time.
Submit Track

Please make sure you have read all of the supporting documentation prior to submitting works.

 

Click here to submit your track

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this support, please feel free to get in touch.

The Survival Guide Podcast

The Employability and Enterprise team will be launching a brand new podcast during the autumn term. The podcast will interview a range of industry guests with the aim to give Conservatoire students the tools they need to be confident in exploring different career paths and showcase the range of career options available.

We’re currently inviting submissions from anyone who would like to compose the theme music for the podcast!

The podcast will be distributed on all the major platforms and you will be paid through the Library Platform terms and conditions.

What we’re looking for:

  • 30 second intro / outro music
  • 2 x 5-10 second ‘workparts’ or stings (brief variations of the intro music that can be used to punctuate during episodes)
  • Mood: outward looking, optimistic, fun & curious.


Please upload your submissions to the Library Music platform, adding 'Podcast Jingle' to the comments. Deadline for submissions is 20 Oct 2022.

We can't wait for this! Get yourself down to Room 219 tonight to hear from some of our fantastic Pop and Production… https://t.co/W5aGMlN9Bt
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