Commercial Intern

Internships Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-5438


Job title: Commercial Intern
Responsible to: Senior Digital Partnerships Manager
Department: Commercial & Creative Services
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


Music is Universal


It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music UK who help make us Britain’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected] 


The A Side: A Day in The Life


The Commercial Intern will be a key part of Universal Music’s Central Commercial Division – supporting both the Digital Partnerships Team and the Physical Sales team with a range of tasks to ensure the smooth flow of information from UMG’s frontline record labels to key external business partners. They must be proactive and have excellent attention to detail, as well as being able to prioritise tasks and recognise where a level of expediency is needed. They must have good communication skills both written and verbal. They will be working across many different areas of the business with key stakeholders and should therefore be able to work as part of a team with a can-do attitude.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Digital Partnerships Support

  • Support the Digital Partnerships Team across all key UK digital streaming partners and regularly liaise with Commercial/Streaming and Marketing teams within the labels
  • Manage and maintain Digital Release Schedules to ensure they are always up to date and accurate, both internally and external partner-facing documents
  • Consolidate long term priority schedule for internal use and reference
  • Support labels by collating and distributing advanced links for upcoming release marketing
  • Collate listening links for unreleased music and share with trusted business partners
  • Work with labels on image/asset management for partners
  • Run/update data/analytics reports to support ad-hoc partner analysis and regular projects for the Digital Partnerships team
  • Booking in Spotify and VEVO advertising inventory for all labels and liaising with label teams on asset creation and delivery
  • Attend partner meetings with labels
  • Point of contact for smaller streaming partners, with support from Junior Partnership Manager
  • General admin support to the Digital Partnerships Team on day-to-day activities

Physical Retail Team and general Business support

  • Compile and distribute weekly Chart document for use in Exec/Label President’s meeting
  • Compile data on physical album pre-orders and Spotify/Apple pre-save/pre-add numbers for internal reports
  • Update and distribute Competitor Schedule on weekly basis.
  • Compile central schedules, liaising with labels to gather most up-to-date release information, dates, forecasts, and other information
  • Compiles partner album performance summaries ahead of labels meetings for reference in each label meeting
  • Produce monthly summary of Retail Marketing spends
  • Ad-hoc support for the Commercial Director

Person Specification


  • Computer literate, with skills in all Microsoft Office products (especially important is good level on Excel) & Business Objects or similar
  • Proactive, self-motivated individual
  • Commercially aware & highly numerate
  • Good, proven communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good inter-personal skills, confident dealing with people issues and requesting action
  • Methodical individual with excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Desire to learn new technologies, process, applications


Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits


  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)


Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.