Anna Karatziva is Head of MTV’s Talent and Music (TAM) department in the UK and acts as the primary liaison between MTV’s music channels and the industry, delivering exclusive and unique content across all platforms. She also sits on MTV’s International Music Council, which defines the organisation’s global music priorities. Since joining MTV Karatziva has worked with globally high profile artists at the MTV EMAS to up-and-comers through MTV’s Push campaign.
Prior to MTV, she spent seven years at the BBC working on live events for Radio 1, 1Xtra and the Concert Orchestra. This included the co-ordination and management of Radio 1’s One Big Weekends, its Glastonbury stage, and floats at the Notting Hill and Trinidad Carnivals.
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MTV presenter Snoochie Shy makes an introduction to the talented team at MTV and takes us behind the scenes of YO! MTV Raps. The panellists will discuss the influence the show has had on popular culture up to the current day, in addition to how MTV champions key artists in the UK scene through its YO! brand as well as MTV Push. The panel will give the audience a glimpse into the inner workings of MTV, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. You will also learn more about MTV Breaks and MTV’s internship and apprentice scheme, plus a brand new competition to spend a day at MTV as a runner, working on the Yo! Rates show, in conjunction with Urban Development.
Snoochie Shy, Presenter
Anna Karatziva, Head of Talent & Music MTV UK
Darcy Thomas – Series Producer, YO! Rates
Chantelle McCallam – Senior Manager, Marketing and PR, BET Networks