Gnessin / Гнесин

Originally known as the Gnessin Institute, the Gnessin State Musical College (Государственный музыкальный колледж имени Гнесиных) is an elite music school in Moscow’s Arbat District. In additional to its academic prestige, it’s known as a...

Sarsa

Marta Markiewicz, who goes by the pseudonym Sarsa, is a Polish composer and singer-songwriter known for her trademark “sarsorogi” hairstyle (pictured above). Born in Slupsk, Poland during the summer of 1989, Sarsa began her career...

Smolik

Andrzej Smolik, known simply as “Smolik,” is one of the most recognized producers in Poland. Smolik has produced six solo albums and collaborated with countless artists throughout his career.   As a musician, composer, and...

Kayah

Katarzyna Magdalena Szczot, known by her stage name Kayah, is a Polish singer-songwriter and co-owner of the record company Makers Production & Publishing, which specialized in working with up-and-coming Polish artists. Having borrowed from multiple...

Ania Dąbrowska

Ania Dąbrowska, usually referred to as just “Ania,” is a Polish pop singer-songwriter. She’s released five studio albums since 2004, four of which have reached the number one position on the Polish album chart and,...

LemON

LemON is a Polish-Ukrainian band founded in 2011 by singer Igor Herbut. The name is a combination of “Lemko,” a Ukrainian ethnic minority inhabiting a stretch of the Polish Carpathian Mountains known as Lemkivshchyna, and...

Patryk Kumór

Patryk Kumór (also known as Spectre) is a Polish pop singer and songwriter based in Warsaw who rapidly rose to fame during the 2013 season of Polsat’s Must Be the Music talent show. In May, 2014...

Philipp Kirkorov / Филипп Киркоров

Philipp Kirkorov (Филипп Киркоров) is a Russian pop singer, actor, producer, and TV personality that has been nominated by the World Music Awards as the Best-Selling Russian Artist in 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, and 2008,...

Agnieszka Chylińska

Agnieszka Chylińska is a Polish singer, songwriter, TV personality, and member of the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (Związek Producentów Audio-Video, ZPAV) known for her high-energy live performances. Though her music is largely styled...

Zolotoi Gramofon / Золотой Граммофон

The Zolotoi Gramofon (Золотой Граммофон, lit. “Golden Gramophone”) is one of the most important music award ceremonies in Russia. It was established in 1995 by Russkoe Radio, a Moscow radio station that specializes in Russian...

Fryderyk Awards

The Fryderyk is the most important annual Polish music award for the modern Polish popular music industry. It’s presented in April, and is comparable to the American Grammy award. The Fryderyk was officially created in...

Aygul Barieva / Айгуль Бариева

Aygul Barieva (Айгуль Бариева in Russian) is a renowned Tatar singer who’s been performing now for more than 20 years. She’s a Distinguished Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, among many other awards. Most of her repertoire...