Deadline: 10 March 2019

Moscow Music School, the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) and the Cultural Section of the British Embassy in Moscow invite music professionals to apply for a free workshop on music artist management. This is offered as part of a series of events from Selector PRO, the professional development programme for the music industry by leading UK professionals. 

Selector PRO: Artist Management workshop (6–8 April 2019)

The workshop will take place at the Moscow Music School and is open to music professionals with one to three years’ experience. It will be delivered by Graham Jackson, a music industry professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with all areas of the music business. Participants will be expected to share their personal experience in the music industry and talk about the artists they manage. 

An intensive course on 6-7 April 2019 offers lectures, presentations, practical assignments, panel discussions and case studies. It will cover the key main principles of music artists' management in relation to the global music industry today, including:

  • the role of festivals, conferences and cultural institutions in shaping an artist around the world
  • modern ways of earning money in the music industry
  • working with labels, distributors and streaming services
  • legal and financial matters
  • the marketing and development of artists.

On 8 April 2019, the participants will get a chance to have a one-to-one mentoring session with the UK tutor to dive deeper into their specific areas of interest and to discuss their individual projects.

Successful applicants

The organisers will contact successful applicants by email on 17 March 2019.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria for candidates are:

  • 1-3 years’ experience of working with artists
  • high level of English (upper-intermediate/advanced)
  • strong motivation and interest in active participation
  • aspiration to develop the music industry in Russia.

About Graham Jackson

Graham is currently BA (Hons) Music Business Course Leader at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) London. Outside of this role, he provides freelance consulting and business services to individuals and companies within the music industry. Prior to working at BIMM, Graham was Head of Membership at the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). He has also previously worked in music accountancy, management and publishing. Graham has a PGCert in Learning and Teaching, BA (Hons) in Music and Entertainment Industry Management, and a HND in Music Production.

About BIMM

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) is Europe's largest music school, which has been attracting music talent for over 35 years, training industry professionals who love what they do. BIMM alumni include international stars like George Ezra, James Bay, Ella Mai, Tom Odell, The Kooks and a host of leading musicians, songwriters, producers, journalists and managers.

BIMM has campuses in London, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Berlin and Hamburg where it instructs more than 6,000 students specializing in the broadest range of music industry education available anywhere. From instrumental training, songwriting, voice training, producing, management, music journalism, training music instructors or organizing live events and tours — BIMM has the field covered.

About Moscow Music School

The Moscow Music School is a school of modern music. It inspires and educates young new talents for successful careers in the music industry as producers, solo artists, sound engineers, managers, sound artists and sound designers.

The Moscow Music School, together with the British Higher School of Art and Design, the Moscow Film School, the Scream School and the Moscow Architecture School MARCH form the Universal University – a consortium of independent educational institutions that offer high-quality education in the creative fields. 

Their educational programme includes three courses of continuous professional development in the following specialties: Music Production, Songwriting and Music Performance, and Music Business. These courses are two years long, covering a full range of disciplines required for a contemporary music artist and music industry professional. Each is developed together with the programme leader – a musician or specialist in the music industry.

About Selector PRO

Selector PRO is a music professional development programme of events and activities that brings industry professionals from the UK and Russia together. Selector PRO aims to create links between UK and Russian industry and entrepreneurship, provide training and support for developing Russian musicians, managers and journalists and share professional expertise and showcase new talent from the UK.

Selector PRO grew out of the Selector, an award-winning London-based radio show featuring the best in contemporary UK music, across all styles. Produced by the British Council, the show has an audience of over three million listeners in 40 countries around the world. Until 2018 Selector PRO was managed by the British Council in Russia, and from 2019 the programme is delivered by the Cultural and Education section of the British Embassy in Moscow.