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Studio Manager

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

Do you feel right at home in a fully equipped production? Are you able to bring people together and create the perfect conditions for studio magic to happen? Do you love the dance music world and are you always working hard to expand and maintain your network?

As our Studio Manager, you will be part of Armada Music’s Publishing team, reporting to the Senior Creative Manager. You will be responsible for everything happening in and around the Armada Production Studios and will proactively maintain and manage them. Supporting Creative Managers and A&R Managers, you will set up studio sessions and take care of all organizational tasks related to the practical aspects. You will also play a proactive role in marketing and promotion the studio activities and the studios themselves.

What will you be doing?

• You will plan and coordinate studio activities from Armada’s own production studios in Amsterdam and Laren and third-party locations;

• You will organize and host recording and writing sessions as well as take care of the practical details such as planning, transportation, hotels, catering, suppliers, hosting, budgeting, etc.;

• You will provide (technical) support to artists and authors during recording and writing sessions;

• Where explicitly desired, you will offer feedback on compositions and recordings to studio users;

• You will manage relationships with the client database - artists, authors, managers, engineers, mixers, etc.;

• You will participate in the marketing and promoting the studio activities;

• You will keep the team informed about newly acquired titles, writing sessions, and performances/recording and do weekly internal announcement of important sessions;

• You will coordinate calendar management;

• You will provide administrative support to Creative and A&R Managers regarding studio activities and manage the budgeting.

Job requirements

• You have completed vocational education (mbo) or equivalent level of education at a music academy or a similar institution;

• You are familiar with the techniques for the production studio, sound engineering, Ableton, etc;

• You understand the inner workings of the music industry and have an affinity for electronic music;

• You promote a positive attitude both internally and externally;

• You are flexible, punctual and organized;

• You hold a valid driver's license (Driver's License Class B);

• You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

What will we offer you in return?

At Armada Music, you’ll be pursuing your passion on an international scale. Calling an inspiring and musical environment home, you’ll bump fists with a young and dynamic team of skilled co-workers, both during office hours and at the legendary Friday afternoon drinks in our in-office club. We also offer an appealing pension scheme for when we finally decide to grow up and 25 days off per year to force you to miss us every once in a while. And we’ll pay you. There’s that too, of course.

Please keep in mind that this position is at our offices in Amsterdam and Laren. Therefore we prefer applicants who live in or around these areas with a reasonable travel distance to our offices.


Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world, founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis (AR-MA-DA). Promoting dance music all over the world from its offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York and London, Armada Music represents and cultivates the creative exploits of some of the biggest players in the electronic music game, including Armin van Buuren, ARTY, Audien, Brando, Cat Dealers, D.O.D, Ferry Corsten, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, and Tensnake.

Armada Music Publishing is the publishing arm of the Armada Music Group, and it is considered a premium partner for internationally operating songwriters and producers of various backgrounds. Armada Music Publishing represents Armin van Buuren, Brennan Heart, Cut_, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, D.O.D, Dubvision, Fedde le Grand, Kevin Saunderson, Nervo, Reinier Zonneveld, Sander van Doorn, Vini Vici, W&W and Yulia Niko. In addition, the company is home to top songwriters such as Ki Fitzgerald, The Melody Men, Tonino Speciale and Morgan Avenue, and bands including Altin Gün, Jungle by Night and Pip Blom.