General Manager, MDL Beast Records

Job Summary

Leadership position driving the creation and growth of a new regional record label, discovering and exporting the best creative talent across the Middle East as well as delivering releases featuring international DJ talent performing at MDLBEAST events.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Establishing business objectives and 5 year growth agenda 
  • Developing and defining the brand, genre and positioning of constituent labels 
  • Building a leading artist discovery operation, harnessing the best A&R talent, technology and tools 
  • Overseeing marketing and promotions, initially leveraging distribution partner services and freelancers but quickly scaling internal resources 
  • Leveraging an international network of industry partners for productive partnerships (Producers, Songwriters, Labels and distribution partners) 
  • Nurture key staff within their respective areas to deliver the best service possible for a rapidly growing roster of artists 
  • Provide a significant authoritative growth in negotiations with business partners 
  • Be the face of the record label to the music industry and media, providing thought leadership to grow the entire regional ecosystem 
  • Quickly build out initial team with immediate hires including A&R Manager, Label Manager (Product & Marketing), A&R Coordinator
Qualifications and Experience

Significant international experience in a leadership position at a record label
Experience in launching and scaling a business 

Passion for leveraging technology, trends and insights for the benefit of creative artistry
Knowledge of the regional music sceneInternational industry network 

About MDL Beast

MDLBEAST is a lifestyle and entertainment experience brand and a global creative platform setting the tone for music, art and culture. On a mission to shift the epicentre of underground music; we showcase local, regional and international talent through events and immersive experiences – online and IRL. We promote one of the world’s largest festivals, Soundstorm which launched in Riyadh in 2019. Emerging from the Middle East and echoing outwards – we support artists in creating experiences that move people, and in turn, make people move.

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