The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow presented a series of lectures by twelve prominent representatives of the UK music industry.
Among them were Huw Stephens, host of BBC Music Introducing, a platform for new talent, Geoff Travis, founder of Rough Trade, a legendary indie label, Gillian Moore, Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, Nick Sabin, founder of Resident Advisor, Gideon Feldman, programme director for Attitude is Everything which improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, and others.
These leading professionals set the course for the UK music industry and change the music scene internationally. They shared with Russian audiences their unique experience and professional secrets, explained the mechanisms of their business, and answered questions from audience members. Their lectures gave insights into the work of successful British labels, festivals, venues and platforms and into the human and professional qualities that enable people to succeed in the music industry.
Lectures in Moscow and St Petersburg were held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.