Release Management Coordinator – Kobalt Music Group – London


As part of Kobalt’s significant expansion of AWAL – Kobalt’s recorded-music division, the Coordinator will support the growing global Release Management team by ensuring accurate and timely build of all AWAL Recordings releases for digital and physical distribution. Reporting to the Senior Director of Release Management, the Coordinator will assist all our Release Managers based in London, New York & Stockholm with all aspects of product build, release set up and scheduling to ensure all AWAL products meet release date.

If you’re looking to build a career in a music and tech focussed company, this role could be just right for you. Maybe you have some experience of music metadata, or have even worked directly within a supply chain in the music industry? You also have to have laser sharp attention to detail, take real pride in what you do and have great interpersonal skills and ability to cope with a high-pressure/fast-paced environment but remain optimistic & persistent to make things happen.

There’s a lot of cross-checking of info, carrying out repetitive, yet totally essential tasks. So, don’t apply for this role if you’re not ready to get your head down and focus or don’t like spreadsheets or tech!

Working at Kobalt, you will help build the music services company of tomorrow, to empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & passion for music!

What would you do as a Release Management Coordinator?

  • Assisting with collation, management and storage of metadata
  • Setting up video releases & delivering to Ops team
  • Entering relevant data and assets into Kobalt internal systems
  • Checking technical aspects of assets received from clients
  • Assisting with registration of tracks and products for Performance & Broadcast
  • Assisting with co-ordination of physical format production
  • Collating physical manufacture costs
  • Assisting with stock control management, stock orders, splits and shipping
  • Creating POs for stock deliveries, from both storage facility and manufacturers
  • Coordinating CD promo manufacture, including checking artwork and credits
  • Management of our promo stock cupboard
  • Assisting with release schedule maintenance and distribution
  • Checking of chart registrations
  • Minute taking in meetings

You will ideally have

…excellent written and verbal communication skills with highly proficient spoken and written English

…a tech-savvy mind-set, detail driven with working knowledge of Excel & Google Sheets with high level of accuracy

…ability to concentrate on tasks for a long period of time following strict industry guidelines

…strong organisational and prioritisation skills – carefully plans and structures their work load but can be flexible as priorities frequently change


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Recent Awards/Recognitions:

2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee

2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year

Recent press:

Music Week – The Music Industry’s Best Friend

Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business

Wired – How data saved music

Economist – Disrupters

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  • Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE
  • Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval



ANNUAL LEAVE | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day.

LIFE ASSURANCE | Equal to four (4) times base salary.

INCOME PROTECTION | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65.

PENSION | Kobalt comply with auto-enrolment legislation, and currently contribute 2% of qualifying earnings if eligible staff stay in the pension scheme, currently with Aviva.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Business travel insurance cover.

GYM MEMBERSHIP | Corporate rates offered for 12-month memberships at Nuffield Health or Fitness First.

EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.

WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.


REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.



PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Policy is with the BUPA ‘select’ scheme, with the ability to upgrade to a partner or family membership.

PENSION | Staff can select to move to salary sacrifice and benefit from a 2.5% – 5% company matched contribution.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Personal travel insurance, individual or family cover.

INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME (eligible after 1 month of service) | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period.

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.




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