Dmitry Konnov

CEO, Universal Music Russia

In 1993 graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute (Department of history), from 1991 to 1995 taught history at school.

Professional activity:

1993-1998 – editor, assistant editor, executive producer for several TV companies (Ostankino, Public Russian Television, All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company). Was editor-in-chief of Data TV company – Public Russian Television subsidiary, as a producer collaborated with Moscow news office of Face to Face television bureau (FRG), was involved with PR projects and advertising in different fields, including sports, education and culture;

1998-2002 – press-attache, then marketing director of Radio Maximum;

From 2002 – head of a renewed department for artists’ relations and music industry of MTV Russia. Later was appointed marketing vice-president of the channel;

From 2005 – CEO of Universal Music in Russia and CIS.

Teaches at RMA business school within “Management in Music Business and Entertainment Industry” program. “Management in Music Business and Entertainment Industry” is the first educational program in Russia aimed at preparing managers working in show business. Opened in 2002 with participation and support of Universal Music and Sony BMG the program prepares employees for record industry, concert business, TV and radio projects, show-programs, event companies, as well as producers and artist manager.

Latest news


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”


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”


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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