We’re hiring! We’re looking for the right person to help our small team for successful label operations! Please read the job description below, and if you think you fit the bill, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Label Assistant Part time
Location: label home office in SW Calgary, and telecommuting possible on occasion
Chronograph Records is an award-winning boutique record label focusing on jazz and folk music created by high level Western Canadian musicians.
We are seeking a part time Label Assistant to work approximately 8-16 hours a week (weekday hours) with the following tasks:
Preparing new music releases, including metadata and distribution set up and website population (Word Press)
Creative writing for album descriptions and artist biographies
Preparing funder applications, with guidance
Preparing funding reports, with guidance
Preparing monthly sales report summaries
Mailings for promotion and sales
Assisting at live concerts/CD releases
Media and festival pitching, with guidance
Basic video editing
Other tasks as required
Qualifications and skills:
Experience in the music industry is an asset, passion is a must!
Post-secondary education in music, or marketing, public relations
Microsoft Office suite is a must
Adobe Creative Suite is an asset
Experience working in Word Press is a must
Attention to detail, and can see a project to completion
Strong work ethic and reliability
Self-starter, thoughtful and results-driven
Professional communication skills
This position is flexible on hours and working days, but there are strict deadlines for release set ups, applications and reports that must be met.
Baritone Madness is #1 in Canada on the jazz radio charts for the second time since it’s debut in the top spot! The album also has charted #1 for the entire month of October. It keeps climbing the US charts, and currently sites at #11 on the national college jazz charts! Pretty great for an album that Le Devoir, Montreal, calls one of the top 10 of the year!
Poor Nameless Boy is taking his 4-piece band on the road all across the UK! From London to Glasgow to Bath and Birmingham, they will perform for brand new folk audiences on his “Tour Like a Tourist” trip – just in time for the video release for his third single from Wake Up Call, “The Tourist.”
October 25 – North Yorkshire
October 27 – Saltaire
October 31 – Bath
November 1 – London
November 2 – Brigg
November 3 – Glasgow
November 8 – Bromsgrove
November 9 – Norfolk
November 10 – Birmingham
Whitehorse-based Fritzen has a storied cultural background. She has lived and performed all over the country, including all three of Canada’s northern territories. She embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, singing in her three ancestral languages as well as English. Raised on folk, classical, and musical theatre, Fawn was a latecomer to jazz. The bug bit her hard, and she quickly garnered accolades, such as the Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Jazz Artists in 2014.
“I am honoured to be joining Chronograph Records, whose roster includes some of my favourite Canadian artists. I’m grateful to have the support of this respected label, and so excited for the artistic growth that will be possible with this partnership,” explains Fawn.
She has released two previous LPs, and a host of singles, including the beautiful Mandarin ballad, Green Island Serenade from Taiwan.
Pending release in Spring 2020, How to Say Sorry and Other Lessons will be Fawn Fritzen’s third full-length album. It is her first album consisting entirely of original music, most of them co-written with JUNO-winning pianist David Restivo. The songs draw on life lessons learned during a period of upheaval, combining singer-songwriter truth bombs with jazz sophistication. Listeners will be invited through a series of musical stories that explore themes of feminism, failure, redemption, and true love. A mix of live-off-the-floor and studio tracks, the music is sure to inspire conversation about conflict, consent, vulnerability, shame and connection.
“Erin and Larry have seamless communication as players that allow them to clearly share their point of view with the listener. Their shared experiences fuel their creative process and adds depth to their music,” says Kodi Hutchinson, President.
WCMA winners and JUNO Award nominees, Propp and Roy’s upcoming album is set to be released through the label in 2020.
Congratulations to Audrey Ochoa for winning the top spot at the Edmonton Music Prize! A collaboration of the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Music, the award celebrates the achievements of Edmonton’s artistic community. After a stellar year of performing her compositions with GRAMMY winners and rising the US jazz charts, Audrey’s compositional and performance skills won over the jury. She beat out artists in the country, pop, urban, indie rock and world genres.
Poor Nameless Boy is set for an official showcase and a host of private showcases at Folk Alliance International’s annual conference. From February 13-17, he will perform brand new music from his upcoming EP with his full band.