Tuesday 15 January 2019

The British Council, in collaboration with Park Cinema, will organise a one-day Selector PRO workshop on Licensing and Copyright, bringing together the leading music practitioners in Azerbaijan on 29 January at Park Cinema Flame Towers.

The training will be held on January 29 at 12:00 and delivered by the UK editor, journalist and media entrepreneur Chris Cooke. He is a co-Founder and MD of CMU, a company that helps people navigate and understand the music business. It does this through media like the CMU Daily bulletin, Setlist podcast and CMU Trends library; through consultancy unit CMU Insights with its training courses, conference sessions and research reports; and through education programme CMU:DIY, which supports early-career artists and future industry talent. With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property matters, and the media and communication sectors.

Summer Xia, the British Council Director in Azerbaijan, says:

Building on the success last year when we held a three-day Selector PRO workshop with Yarat contemporary Art Space for over 200 music professionals, I look forward to welcoming Chris Cooke to Baku to continue our long-term music programme this year and bring more benefits music professionals in Azerbaijan. 

Selector PRO aims to provide both professionals and the general public with the fullest insight into music trends in contemporary society as well as the specifics of the British music industry. The event has evolved out of the Selector music programme, produced by the British Council, which includes a radio show and a series of Selector Live parties, which will bring the best new music from UK to Azerbaijani audience.

Entrance is free, to register please visit: www.britishcouncil.az/en/programmes/arts/selector-pro

All media representatives are cordially invited to a media briefing at 11.30 on 29 January, at Park Cinema Flame Towers, 4th Floor.

The British Council in Azerbaijan would like to take this opportunity to thank Park Cinema for their support.

Contact Person:

Dilara Ibrahimova | Arts Manager | British Council Azerbaijan | dilara.ibrahimova@britishcouncil.az | T +994 (0) 12 497 1593

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.

The British Council has been working with Azerbaijan since 1993.

Park Cinema is the first cinema theatres network in Azerbaijan with prime locations in Park Bulvar, MetroPark, Zagulba Mall, and Flame Towers.  All theatres are built, refurbished and equipped according to highest industry standards. Park Cinema is the only cinema theatres network in Azerbaijan with IMAX, Dolby Atmos and LaseR Projection formats.