Selector PRO 2017-2018, now in its third year, 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.
Selector PRO 2017-2018 features a brand new format, and will run as a professional development programme for the music industry. Selector PRO 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 Programme
The British Council has curated the professional development programme, consisting of four short-courses, in partnership with the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), a higher education institution in the UK specialising in contemporary music.
The courses will run in for a week in September and November 2017, as well as in January and March 2018 and will include:
- an intensive seminar led by a BIMM tutor and a local partner;
- a public lecture by an industry insider from the UK;
- a music studio residency with musicians from the UK and Russia;
- Selector LIVE parties with live music from the UK.