Our vision is to share an insight into everything that’s exciting about UK music culture today.

Selector PRO connects music people from around the world with specialist music experts from the UK, who deliver training, share their stories and discuss the biggest topics affecting the contemporary music industry.

This year, we are hosting an intensive two-day Selector PRO training with Tugkan Mutlu from Saffron Records who will provide an insight and tools for producing music professionally on Ableton software. The workshops will take place at the Yarat! Contemporary Arts Space on 20-21 February, 11.00-17.00 (both days). Attendees should be familiar with Ableton programme and bring personal laptops. Ableton software is an intuitive music production software and is tailored to the creation of electronic/dance music.

Our Selector Live featured guest Jamz Supernova from Selector Radio UK will host a special two-hour workshop for DJs at Pullman Baku on 21 February, 19.00

This year's Selector PRO music programme is brought to you by the British Council and iN, a leader of the electronic music scene in Baku, having collaborated with artists such as Ten Walls, Sound Button, Boiler Room and more. The programme is supported by Yarat! and ASAN Radio, official Selector Radio broadcaster in Azerbaijan.

To sign-up for either workshop, please follow this link.

Selector PRO Trainers:

As one of the leading next generation DJ’s in the UK, JAMZ SUPERNOVA [ Selector Radio UK ] has passion for her craft in abundance. Inspired by the likes of Nina Las Vegas, Toddla T, Diplo and Annie Mac, she has graced the stages at Sonar, Parklife, Detonate, El Dorado, Nass, Farr, Lovebox, Beat Herder, Bestival, Ibiza Rocks, and Lost & Found.
TUGKAN MUTLU is a producer, performer, promoter, graphic designer and teacher with over ten years of experience in the creative industries. He performed in the UK and Australia, worked alongside DJ Chuckie, Nic Fanciulli and Rebuke. A resident of Bristol’s 1020 Radio and Mi Casa Su Casa, Tugkan works for dBs Music. Tugkan is also an Ableton Trainer for Saffron Records.

04.03.2019 Developing, Releasing and Promoting Online Digital Music Content by Boiler Room

A global online music project, Boiler Room, delivered an intensive Selector PRO workshop on on Developing, Releasing and Promoting Online Digital Music Content. The BR shared their experience of growing their audience through engagement and engaging 3rd party platforms in marketing. The workshop participants will be able to discuss narratives around local issues and ask questions. The event took place on 4 March 2019 at 11.00AM in YARAT. The workshop was brought to Baku by the British Council, in collaboration with iN CLUB and YARAT Contemporary Art Space.

15.02.2019 Radio DJs Workshop by Goldierocks

A leading British DJ Goldierocks (Samantha Louise Hall) delivered an intensive Selector PRO workshop for Azerbaijan's leading DJs and music practitioners on 15 February 2019, 12.00 at YARAT. The workshop was brought to Baku by the British Council, in collaboration with ASAN Radio and YARAT Contemporary Art Space. This was followed by a Selector LIVE DJ Party at Pasifico, featuring Goldierocks and hosted by DJ Bazaur and DJ Murad H. The LIVE party is dedicated to British Council’s 25th Anniversary in Azerbaijan.

29.01.2019 Music Licensing and Copyright by Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke, the journalist and media entrepreneur from the UK, delivered a workshop on Licensing and Copyright on 29 January, 2019. Chris Cooke is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. He is 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, Set list 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.

About Selector PRO

Selector PRO can take the form of large conference style events or smaller workshops. The British Council’s Music team in London works with the market insight of teams in respective countries, to develop a bespoke Selector PRO programme covering the topics and styles and type of event that will have resonance with the local sector. Participants include musicians, managers, producers and journalists at various stages in their careers, all interested in developing their knowledge and networks.

To date, Selector PRO has taken place in seven countries covering topics ranging from music event production to audience development for online radio stations.


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