Head, Music Partnerships

Job description

Are you ready for a life and career defining personal & professional challenge?

‘Empowering people to live their passions’

Aaqua is a refreshingly new social experience built around people, purpose and passions.
We bring like-minded people, fans, icons, creators and brands together in communities - blending epic original ~content, ~initiatives and epic physical events - centred around M.A.G.I.C.

(M.usic, A.rts & Entertainment, G.ames, I.nterests and C.ommunity).
Our philosophy is to empower people to live their passions in a safe place, with relevant engagement, genuine transparency and a democratised value system.

Your Purpose
Your role as Head of Music Partnerships will be to excite the music industry in your region with a refreshing new proposition, to co-create epic music activations & original formats and to broker partnerships with artists, labels, promoters, creators and media businesses, aimed at building vibrant and sustainable communities on the platform.

Your Focus
Your contribution will include:

  • Strategically refining and tailoring the Aaqua proposition to various stakeholder groups within the passion domain of music, collaborating with a core foundation music team
  • Building the region's go to market and scaling plan, leveraging an existing network of industry contacts spanning labels, artists, promoters, MCNs, media, brands etc
  • Negotiating commercial frameworks with partners that are truly win win
  • Devising original content, publishing concepts and event formats, in collaboration with Aaqua studio team
  • Input into brand & acquisition marketing, leveraging sponsorships and media partnerships in music
  • Taking on a broader global responsibility for assigned sub-culture of music (eg festivals, grassroots artists etc) based on make-up of team's experience
  • Setting up account management and partner onboarding for communities being launched
  • Identification of regional partners (eg tech) that could enhance the overall creator and fan proposition on Aaqua
  • Championing music within Aaqua, sharing industry specific trends and insights to help us continually evolve our proposition
  • Provide support on music matters (talent, licensing) etc to other passion domain community teams in the region.

Job requirements

Your Journey

Ideally your career journey to date will have given you experience in or exposure to the following:

  • A minimum 8 years experience, with a proven track record in brokering innovative content partnerships.​
  • Passion for music, industry understanding and broad regional network​
  • Creative hustler that can think laterally and adapt our proposition to fit various businesses and opportunities.​
  • Self-starter, can generate leads and ideas without a templated script and is comfortable in occasional ambiguity.​
  • A keen interest for all things content marketing, creator economy and the future of online communities.​
  • Analytically inclined, with rigorous attention to detail, always improving processes for both members and partners alike.​
  • Commercially astute with experience of managing budgets and exceeding goals within a commercial environment.​
  • Relevant experience may include talent agencies, labels, promoters, DSPS, marketing agencies, social platforms.​

Your Knowledge
Solid appreciation for the nuances of the music landscape including IP rights, some exposure to creator/influencer marketing, presentation skills, P&L management.

Your Knowledge
You will have deep skills/ technical knowledge in Program & Delivery Management. As we are a local to seamless global team to truly connect and collaborate, your business English skills are a must.

Your Qualities
Your qualities are seen, heard and observed every day through your words, actions and behaviours. They are a key part of our DNA. We seek our team members to be:

  • Agile
  • Authentic​
  • Collaborative​
  • Courageous
  • Curious​​
  • Passionate
  • Resourceful

Your Attitude

Your attitude and presence will play an essential part in creating a highly distinctive culture at AAQUA. The fit as such needs to be like a perfect glove. We expect everyone to play their part in:

  • Putting Members First
  • Building an Inclusive and Safe Community
  • Delivering the Unexpected
  • Be Always Evolving, and
  • Keeping it Real

Why work with us

At Aaqua we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. Aaqua is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, options programs, comprehensive medical coverage and workplace flexibility.

Developing our people is a given and the exposure you will get at Aaqua will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our "members first" (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. Aaqua's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.

Aaqua is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non-discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.

Aaqua is the place for all YOUR ‘YOUS’!

Feel like YOU are a fit for this opportunity?

If so, please send your interest to join@aaqua.live