International programs

01 Aug 2005 —
20 Aug 2005

Music Business Worldwide 2005

The trip of the students and graduates specializing in Music Business and Entertainment Industry Management to Great Britain for training in the Music Business Worldwide program ended successfully. The program involved 14 of the most promising students eager for self-improvement, who formed an excellent team of future specialists.


The students attended master classes on the following topics:

  • Structure of Music Business and Music Industry Context (Stuart Worthington, director of MMF Training )
  • Copyright & IPR (Florian Koempel, a lawyer from "British Music Rights"); BMR is the organization representing the interests of British composers and artists all over the world
  • Comparison of UK/Russian Sound Recording Industry (Chris Green, head of British Phonographic Industry); BPI is the business association of sound recording industry of Great Britain
  • Organizing Concerts and Tours (Booking agent Steve Backman, booking agent Martin Hopewell, heads of Primary Talent Booking Agency, the biggest promoter organization which books artists and organizes tours in Great Britain and abroad)
  • Music TV and Radio (Rupert Withers, independent "plugger"); plugger is a profession specific for Western music market. Those people’s official job (as a part of the recording company staff or independently) is to place an artist’s single on the radio or on TV. And since there’s no such profession in Russia, the students learned a lot of new things about the structure of operations of British mass media and about the ways music material gets on air.


The program also included the visit to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and a meeting with hosts of musical radio shows Alexander Kan and Pafnutiy Kanevsky, the results of which brought the students to participate in recording five programs for the Street Experts show.


The participants of the program took an active part in the cultural life of London, visited all the latest cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts by such groups as the Prodigy, Craig David, and the world-renowned Ronnie Scotts jazz club. One day the whole group went to Liverpool where they visited the Beatles museum and the Cavern Club where the legendary four used to give concerts.