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Music Supervisor | Director of Sync (LA)

Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Butter Music and Sound Company Location Los Angeles, California


Director of Sync (Based in LA but will work with both LA + NY offices)


The ideal candidate will have a history of working with artists for licensing and synchronization, will have their finger on the pulse of music with an ability to source new and amazing talent. The candidate will ideally have an established network of music supervisors/directors/producers in the advertising, film and TV industries, with a history of licensing work across all those media formats (with an emphasis in advertising). They will have experience organizing a music catalogue, promoting it’s work, seeking out new artists to sign for sync representation on the BUTTER SYNC roster. 


  • 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate will have experience licensing in advertising with additional experience licensing/pitching for film/television and trailers
  • Run Music Supervision sales efforts with EP - screenings, lunches, dinners etc (not as applicable in COVID times of course) 
  • Work to bring in new music supervision and licensing opportunities along with EP (following up with past clients, sharing new work etc) 
  • Oversee growth/direction for your division 
  • Thrives in a client facing role 
  • Lead creative briefing with clients for Music Supervision jobs 
  • Craft briefs for labels/publishers 
  • Curate submissions for clients and work with our coordinator for posting
  • Guide Music Supervision projects from start to finish 
  • Assist client in negotiating on costs 
  • Have clearance knowledge (rarely applicable as mostly handled by agency BA) 
  • Have strong working relationships with label/publishers 
  • Scout and sign new artists to BUTTER SYNC roster
  • Manage the flow of receiving new artist assets and oversee the meta tagging of new music in our pitching platform
  • Work closely with our extended network of music partners to seek additional placements for their artists, as well as updates on their catalogue
  • Manage negotiations/deals for artist representation 
  • Oversee the vision/direction for the entire BUTTER SYNC division (Music Supervision, Artist Roster, Catalogue Licensing, Co-Writes) 
  • Work with our catalogue content director on pitching as well as curation of the BUTTER catalogue 
  • Delegate to our Coordinator where needed 
  • Set up Co-writes between our staff writers and artists with labels/pubs 
  • Participate in BUTTER marketing meetings and efforts 

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