Head of Artist & Label Strategy, Hip Hop & R&B at Stem Disintermedia (Greater LA Area, CA)

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Stem enables independent artists to build their businesses. Our tools empower musicians and their teams to distribute music, collect royalties from streaming platforms, pay their collaborators, and take out advances on their future earnings.

As Stem’s head of artist strategy for hip-hop and r&b, you will manage a portfolio of priority artists and labels to ensure that our clients are consistently receiving the maximum value from Stem’s products and services. You are an expert at marketing recorded music in the digital landscape, and can guide your clients successfully through their release cycles. You build and leverage a broad network of strategic and creative resources to generate impactful opportunities for your clients. You’re adept at interacting directly with artists, artist teams, and label executives, at various stages in their career and various levels of seniority. You have an understanding of how to use data to inform budgeting and marketing decisions. Your experience with technology will allow you to seamlessly shepherd your clients through the Stem platform.

A successful artist strategy leader at Stem will set realistic expectations with our clients, deliver on those expectations, add meaningful value to our client’s projects, and ask the necessary questions to ensure that we are taking the actions required to retain their business.

This is a full-time role and fully remote.

Our team:

Stem Disintermedia is led by a driven & collaborative team from diverse backgrounds, including senior professionals from UTA, PeerStreet, Hired, Apple Music, and FlashFunders. Our highly-strategic group of investors and senior advisors include former COO of Venmo Michael Vaughan, Acorns board member and former Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash, Carta CEO Henry Ward, Quality Control Music (Cardi B, the Migos and Lil Yachty) co-founder and COO Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Three Six Zero CEO Mark Gillespie, two-time NBC All-Star Baron Davis and WndrCo. Our employees include musicians, parents, activists, artists, and more - what unites us are our shared values, commitment to exceptional communication, and belief in Stem’s mission.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a portfolio of developing & established accounts via direct lines of communication
  • Build and maintain a network of strategic and creative relationships, with expertise in Hip-Hop and R&B, including but not limited to advertising, influencer, and social media agencies; content creators; publicists; radio promoters; A&R resources; sync licensing companies, brand agencies, and international strategists.
  • Leverage the aforementioned network, and your own experience, to identify and generate opportunities to increase project exposure and revenue for your clients.
  • Provide clients with strategic guidance around managing their own marketing budgets.
  • Assist clients in establishing their release timelines and the flow of related marketing assets.
  • Collaborate on DSP pitching strategy with Stem’s Manager of Editorial & Commercial Strategy, helping to set client goals and manage client expectations. 
  • Proactively identify client issues and potential churn, take preventative action.
  • Become a subject matter expert of all Stem features and services and evangelize across your portfolio of clients.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • At least 4 years of progressive marketing experience in the entertainment industry, with at least 8 years of entertainment industry experience total
  • Comprehensive understanding of emerging and established streaming and social platforms.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the recorded music business and general understanding of tangential music industry pillars including music publishing and live music.
  • Familiarity with digital music distribution landscape.
  • Dynamic and passionate music fan with a deep knowledge of Hip-Hop and R&B.
  • Established network within Hip-Hop and R&B artist, industry and influencer communities.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize, multitask, and focus while working under ambitious and demanding timelines.
  • Proficiency in digital productivity landscape including Microsoft Office & Google Suite, presentation building and various research/analytics tools.
  • Curious about the evolving music technology landscape, entrepreneurialism in music, and artist independence.


  • Competitive compensation package including equity for all full-time employees. We maintain salary brackets for all career tracks to ensure equitable salaries across the company.
  • 100% premiums covered for employee medical, dental, and vision (60% for dependents)
  • Company 401(k) match up to 4%
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • FSA
  • Student loan paydown program
  • Excellent parental leave policies

**Stem is an equal opportunity employer, and more than that, actively strives to build and nurture a diverse, inclusive, and equitable team. We celebrate differences and screen for shared values rather than culture fit. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.**

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As of 2020, we are a fully remote company. The majority of our team is split between southern California and New York/New Jersey, however, we have a handful of domestic employees sprinkled in-between and international employees located in Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, England, and Japan!

An Insider's view of Stem Disintermedia

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a working mother of 3 who holds a management position at Stem, it's so refreshing that the organization means what they say when they talk about work life balance! I have been able to work around my families schedules (emergencies, school conflicts, etc.) without exception - all while feeling the full support of my manager, department, and team.


Director of Product

What projects are you most excited about?

It is a very interesting time to work at the intersection of music and technology. There are wild inefficiencies across music that can be solved with technology, more specifically financial technology. We are building offerings that can radically change music's market dynamics.


President of Stem Distribution

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I showed up at Stem as a fresh-faced postgrad -- the leadership team here has given me dozens of opportunities to take on exciting new projects, work with incredible clients, and manage crucial functions of the business. I've also been fortunate enough to give some of those same opportunities to rising stars on the team over the years.


VP of Artist & Label Relations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I help my team be creative by providing them with the strategic context they need to drive strategic choices in their work rather than waiting on leadership for guidance. And I provide plenty of space for them to tell me they need more support or more resources.


Head of Marketing

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Making a living as an artist is incredibly challenging, so empowering artists to build their own business using our tools is a really exciting prospect. I'm a big believer that the most impactful cultural and artistic innovations grow out of local arts communities and small businesses, so I'm very enthusiastic about supporting that ecosystem.


Engineering Manager

What are Stem Disintermedia Perks + Benefits

Stem Disintermedia Benefits Overview

Stem offers competitive benefits & perks including 100% paid health insurance premiums for employees and 60% for dependents. We also have unlimited PTO, flexible remote work policies, a student loan pay down program, paid parental leave, and 401K employer matching.

Volunteer in local community
We have partnered with LA-Tech.org and UNITE-LA to create an annual student summit for Los Angeles HS/CC/re-entry students with panels, group mentoring sessions, and mock interviews.
Partners with nonprofits
Stem partners with LA Tech.org to offer internships and mock interview opportunities to students from underserved communities.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
We have a DEI committee and a POC committee officially recognized and supported by Stem leadership.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We actively build diverse pipelines and our DEI committee partners with people operations to monitor and improve our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Stem's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,750 annually.
Dental insurance
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Vision insurance
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Health insurance
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Life insurance
Team workouts
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
We fully match your first 3% and match half of your 4th and 5th%
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
In conjunction with state benefits, we provide up to 21 weeks of fully paid leave for new mothers and up to 13 weeks of fully paid leave for other types of new parents.
Family medical leave
We offer unlimited PTO which employees can use for family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We have an annual "Take Your Kids to Work Day" at Stem for all our employees' sprouts.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Stem has an unlimited PTO policy.
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Stem provides employees unlimited paid sick days.
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Stem employees are "offline" two weeks over the holidays.
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Stem has an annual summer picnic and winter holiday party. We also host fun events throughout the year such as yoga classes, happy hour meet-ups, movie theater outings, and more.
Some meals provided
Stem offers quarterly dinners/lunches to all departments.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Stem will contribute $50 per month toward your student loan repayment. This increases by $25 for each year you are enrolled in our program and is capped at $150 per month.
Lunch and learns
We host lunch-and-learn fireside chats with industry leaders in music & fintech.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Stem's "Buddy Program" matches new hires with seasoned employees. Buddies share knowledge and personal insight with their new hire, as well as guide and support them over their first six months.
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture of trust and growth encourages staff to maintain a good work-life balance and pursue learning opportunities that are relevant to their roles.

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