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# who we are
Unitedmasters is building a marketplace that connects artists, brands and fans - empowering artists to earn and growUnitedmasters has taken the bold step of building a music distribution service that, radically, puts artists first - disrupting the legacy music business by letting up-and-coming artists distribute their music directly to fans through streaming services while maintaining ownership of their master recording rights and up to 100% of royaltiesThrough the combination of unitedmasters` music distribution platform and its deep ties to brands, unitedmasters enables independent artists and changemakers to grow and earn unlike any other platform.
The unitedmasters team is made up of musicians, marketers, engineers, and storytellers with backgrounds from youtube, soundcloud, pandora, facebook, uber, dropbox, complex, vice, and moreWe work hand in hand with the award-winning creative teams that forge those innovative partnerships at translation (our in-house creative advertising agency).
# what`s the role
Unitedmasters is seeking a research strategist to help support our mission of empowering artistsYou will be responsible for understanding who our current and potential users are, what their deepest needs are, and what opportunities we have to meet those needsYour research will inform our product and design strategy for how we develop products that support users.
What you`ll do
Think strategically: explore opportunities for our artists, generate product and services ideas on our most strategically important initiativesThrough insights, independently identify knowledge gaps and define new research opportunities that will have the greatest impact on our users and our business.
Lean into your craft: design and conduct primarily generative user and market researchYou`ll use qualitative (field research, diary studies, etc) and quantitative methods (surveys, analysis, etc)You will oversee recurring projects, like nps tracking and vendor-run usability studiesYou operate independently with minimal need for supervision.
Collaborate cross-functionally: collaborate closely with design, product, data science, engineering, and marketing teamsParticipate in the product design process to ensure the needs of unitedmasters artists are accurately reflected in the end product.
Drive action and impact: uncovering insights are just the first stepYou will synthesize and communicate research findings to shape designs and inform the product roadmapThe bulk of the job will be connecting your insights to our business goals, and developing clear action plans for the product and business strategy.
5+ years of relevant experience in a product development research setting
Experience with mixed user and market research methods methods - both qualitative and quantitative - with a focus on research affecting strategy
End-to-end experience with the full research lifecycle (study design, methodology selection, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting, actioning).
Strong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to communicate research findings and recommendations clearly, concisely and persuasively to a variety of stakeholders
Strong bias for impactYou not only uncover the insights, but you drive action with those findings across parts of the business
Curiosity, empathy and a desire to empower artists to make money doing what they love
Experience working cross functionally, managing internal stakeholders and external vendors
Bonus points if:
You have any experience in the music or entertainment industry
Experience working in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
Mba, ms or ph.dHuman-computer interaction, psychology, statistics, computer science or a related field, or equivalent industry experience in a product-centric environment
Unitedmasters empowers brands and artists to forge authentic connections with audiences at scale by bringing together culture, technology and storytellingUnitedmasters has taken the bold step of building a music distribution service that, radically, puts artists first - disrupting the legacy music business by letting up-and-coming artists distribute their music directly to fans through streaming services while maintaining ownership of their masters and up to 100% of royaltiesUnitedmasters has over 1.3 million artists on its platform and is growing rapidlyBrands like diageo, ally, and espn come to unitedmasters to partner with these artists and play a role in moving culture forwardIn the past year, unitedmasters subscribers have grown rapidlyWith $170m raised to date and valued at $550m, unitedmasters is backed by andreessen horowitz, apple, alphabet (aka google), and disney amongst others.
Posted 30+ days ago