Telnyuk Sisters – Changes

While the Telnyuk Sisters toured cities of Western Ukraine in the middle of December to promote their new album the duet’s producer Rostyslav Shtyn decided to hold back the release of the album. As he mentioned in an interview on www.sumno.com “The question – is the form of presentation. In order that it be understood,…

The Importance of Choice in the Ukrainian Music Industry

I have previously posted some thoughts on problems in the Ukrainian music industry but some of the thoughts of my director and friend sum it up well on www.sumno.com website. While he discusses his role as producer of the Telnyuk Sisters, a number of issues are touched upon, including content laws, media access to musicians,…

What ails the industry?

After spending half a day, thanks to Kyiv’s wonderful road infrastructure, to attend one meeting with my boss, we headed back out of town towards the Komora Studio where the Telnyuk Sisters were holding their last rehearsal before hitting the road for their promo-tour for their new album. We listened to a couple of songs…

Christmas Season Releases

Well it seems that there are a number of Ukrainian bands that will doing presentations of their new albums right before the Christmas season. There will be a presentation of the Telnyuk Sisters’ new album Along both sides of the Sun and the Moon in L’viv on Tuesday December 12 at Kino Palats in L’viv,…

Some thoughts on the Music Industry in Ukraine

I’ve spent over seven years in Ukraine, and during this time, and from my first travels to the country I had the opportunity to become friends with many different musicians. I have worked close with some of them in terms of management and promotion, while there are others who I know, enjoy their music and…