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Head of Music

  • London, UK
  • Posted 5 months ago
  • DOE
  • Closes December 27, 2019
  • Applications have closed.

Koko are looking for a Head of Music to join their team in London.


KOKO, the iconic live music and club venue, is recognised for presenting ground-breaking live music entertainment since 2004. Relaunching in Q4 2020, after a £40m refurbishment and redevelopment, KOKO is expanding into a multi-media house of music, including a completely refurbished 1500 capacity theatre, 5 new stages, 2 club spaces, recording studio, radio station, retail space, restaurants and bars across 5 floors. KOKO’s mission is to give London a new home for discovering the best new talent with a highly curated and credible music offering.

The Role:

The Head of Music will provide inspiring, creative and dynamic leadership to the team with a critical focus on developing the music programme across the new KOKO ecosystem. S/he will be responsible for the artistic and creative direction of the music programme and department, as well as its organisation, planning, development, financial management and day-to-day operations. Possessing impeccable contacts within the music industry, the post holder will uphold and build on the truly outstanding achievements of the department to date, whilst bringing to the business his/her own influence and expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Builds and maintains strong professional relationship with industry stakeholders (managers, agents, promoters etc).
  • Conducts an annual review of the hire charges and tariffs.
  • Understands the musical landscape, identifies emerging trends and talent.
  • Monitors venue based live and club’s events, and is familiar with the annual festival and events calendar.
  • Has an in depth understanding of nightclub/club events and the attributes that drive success.
  • Has experience at promoting events in the live / clubs.
  • Is knowledgeable about DJ’s across the different musical genres.
  • Participates in the planning of marketing activities and contributes towards the compilation of the annual marketing plan.
  • Has an evolved understanding of social media marketing.
  • Has an understanding of ticketing platforms and associated marketing opportunities.
  • Has experience at talent buying and contracting.
  • Has departmental P&L responsibility.
  • Is capable of representing the venue as an ambassador across the industry.

To Apply