Creative Impact

Nikita Lavrinenko

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

After joining Pitch & Smith in early 2020, Nikita has now launched the brand new agency PlayBook Artists in partnership with Eleanor McGuinness and Paul McGivern in May 2021.

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