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.

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Dear friends, colleagues and partners! Our Best Wishes for the New 2019! Together we made significant progress last year. We are facing an even more crucial stage of “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” implementation ahead of us.


Listen to the interview of Ilgiz Yanbukhtin, “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” Program Director, on the Orpheus radio in the run-up to the VII International Cultural Forum in Saint Petersburg. Roman Berchenko, deputy CEO of the Orpheus radio on broadcasting & concert activity, is a presenter. The interview is dedicated to Ilgiz Yanbukhtin’s career paths in cultural industry, as well as to formation and development issues of “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” educational & consulting program which has been presented at the forum.


On November 17 Ilgiz Yanbukhtin presented the program at the VII International Cultural Forum in Saint Petersburg. Presentation took place within “Music” section and was titled “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” program. Results of 2018″.

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