Nikita Lavrinenko

Live Music Industry Lecturer

After cutting his teeth in grassroots music scenes in the late 90s and wearing multiple hats such as artist, label, distribution and record store owner, live promoter and tour manager; Nikita co-founded Paper and Iron Booking Co. – a boutique booking agency in 2005.

In January 2020 he joined Pitch & Smith and represents Artists such as Angel Olsen, Weyes Blood, Ryley Walker, Jenny Hval and more.

Nikita is also the curator of the award-winning concert series “Kometenmelodien” in partnership with Berghain which has introduced artists such as Kate Tempest, Kelela, NAO, Darkstar, Jamila Woods and many more to Berlin audiences.

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