Alexander Tikhonov

Chief expert, InterMedia communication holding

Russian music journalist, leading expert in the field of music market.

In 1982 graduated from Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics & Automatics. Worked at different music bands and ensembles. During the service in the Soviet Army, he played in the Turkestan Military Region Air Force orchestra. In the following years graduated from radio broadcasting faculty, Working Correspondents University of the USSR Journalists’ Union Moscow Affiliate. Attended post-graduate course at Moscow State Institute for History & Archives, was head of research & methodological division of the USSR Central State Sound Archive.

From 1995 till present time – chief expert of InterMedia news agency.
From 1995 to 2005 – consultant to the International Federation of the Phonogramic Industry (IFPI). Author of several books, numerous publications in music business development history and its current situation, has academic writings and inventions. In 1996 was working on Russian Discographic Encyclopedia edition. Within 3 years was creative consultant to the “Record” Russian Music Industry Exhibition, author and presenter of the “Stars on 78” TV program. Participated in the work of international symposia, exhibitions and conferences: 1994 – Helsinki, 1995 – New York, Washington, etc., 2000-2001 – Riga, 2008 – Cannes (MIDEM), Berlin (Popkomm), Saint Petersburg. Delivered lectures on Russian music entrepreneurship development history in New York and Washington. Member of American Sound Collections Association. Collaborated with such editions as Music Life, Business World, Jimmy, Kommersant, Melody, ARSC Journal, IASA, Soundman, 2M – Music Shop, Intellectual Property, Billboard, DJ MAG, Copyright & Related Rights, etc. Worked on all issues of Russian Music Yearbook. One of the drafters of the “Record” Russian Recording Industry Award. From 2002 – senior teacher at the State University of Management and RMA Business School in “Management in music business and entertainment industry”. From 2008 – teacher at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music.

Is awarded Gold & Silver discs and diplomas by International Federation of the Phonogramic Industry (IFPI) for winning journalistic materials competition: “Mass media for civilized music market”.

Latest news

10.03.2021

On March 9 the ceremony of awarding MSU advanced training certificates following pilot retreat in Norilsk, December 2020, took place at the Norilsk City Development Agency (NCDA) office. Read more “Certificates awarding as the result of pilot retreat 2020”

14.02.2021

On February 2 the dialogue between Ilgiz Yanbukhtin, Cultural Manager Strategy & Practice Program Director, and Andrey Busygin took place.

Read more “Culture & Management online series. Dialogue with Andrey Busygin”

31.12.2020

Dear friends, colleagues and partners! Our Best Wishes for the New 2021! “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” continues its development. In 2020 for the first time in the program pilot external session in Norilsk took place. New goals and objectives are ahead.

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