Selector PRO aims to share the UK experience of music industry management in order for the Azerbaijani professionals to build on the existing knowledge and enhance their skills. Selector PRO aims to provide both professionals and the general public with the full 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.

Previously on Selector PRO 2019

4 March - 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 February - DJ 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 January - 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 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.

As part of the Selector PRO programme we organise professional development trainings, DJ sessions and talks for music events managers, festivals producers, and journalists it brings you up to date with all that is going on in new British music. The Selector features exclusive live sessions, mixes and interviews with some of the most exciting British artists covering styles of music from indie, dubstep, folk, soul, electro and everything in between.