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Warner Music Group VP, M&A in New York, New York

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything : Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.

  • Global Growth, Local Expertise : Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.

  • Innovation and Insight : Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.

  • Empowered by People : Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Job Title: VP, M&A

A little bit about our team and the role:

The media landscape is in a state of evolution and the music industry is, as always, at the forefront of that evolution. Positioned at the center of the organization and working across all departments, the VP of M&A will help to drive strategic and operational growth across WMG. Sourcing a global deal pipeline through proactive relationship management will be a priority. The VP will also be responsible for execution on investments as well as full-company, successful integration.

While investing actively within the ever-changing media landscape, the VP of Corporate Development will gain an intimidate understanding of this next evolution in music. Working horizontally across the organization, the role will have direct exposure to global leaders across WMG as well as leaders across tech and media partners globally.

This position will sit within WMG’s Global Strategy and Business Development department, which focuses on driving growth across WMG.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Both develop strategy and action upon it.

  • Originate, evaluate, negotiate, and structure acquisitions, minority investments, and joint ventures.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to take transactions from ideation to execution and integration.

  • Develop and maintain an external network of strategists, dealmakers and industry experts in support of identifying key market trends and sourcing new opportunities.

About you:

  • Comfort in both the big-picture and the highly tactical. Strategically oriented with a priority on efficient and successful execution.

  • Ability to quickly analyze and articulate key business drivers across the music, media, and technology space.

  • Comprehensive understanding of major media businesses and emerging technology trends.

  • Sophisticated analysis and financial modelling aptitude. Ability to analyze, structure, and negotiate transactions of varying complexity, from seed-stage investments to M&A.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • 5-10+ years global investment bank, top-tier management consultancy, or media company M&A / Corporate Development experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred.

About us:

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

Effective October 1st, this position will require being in the office 4 days a week. We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.​


Salary Range

$230,000 - $270,000 annually

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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