CMU+TGE CONFERENCES

The CMU+TGE Conferences

A series of three full-day conferences at The Great Escape each May




The Great Escape is the festival for new music taking place in Brighton each May. Over 500 bands play in over 30 venues, with 3500 music industry professionals from across the world among the audience.

CMU presents three full-day conferences for TGE’s industry delegates. Each CMU+TGE conference puts the spotlight on a different aspect of the modern music industry, with a full-day of interviews, case studies, original research and lively debates.

The CMU+TGE conferences will return in 2020 from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 May, all taking place at the TGE Conference hub at the Jurys Inn Waterfront in Brighton. Look out for more info here soon!

The CMU+TGE conferences are part of the wider TGE Conference for the music industry, that also includes a packed programme of partner panels, delegate parties and networking opportunities. For more information about the Great Escape festival and conference check the official website here.



PAST CMU+TGE CONFERENCES

CMU has been involved in programming the TGE Conference since 2011, presenting a series of full-day CMU+TGE conferences since 2015. You can access resources created for each of these conferences here:

THE CMU+TGE MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Building bridges not walls

May 2019, Brighton NOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music education at The Great Escape 2019. Presenting new research and new ideas, we asked: How can music educators and the music business more closely align?

THE CMU+TGE DIGITAL DOLLARS CONFERENCE
Getting paid as well as played

May 2019, Brighton NOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music marketing at The Great Escape 2019. We tracked every dollar generated by the streaming services and explained where it ends up.

THE CMU+TGE MUSIC MARKETING CONFERENCE
Making sure people give a shit

May 2019, Brighton NOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music marketing at The Great Escape 2019. The influencers are changing. The messages are changing. Campaigns are getting longer. How do you keep up?

THE CMU+TGE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Future music talent

May 2018, Brighton NOTES
CMU Insights, Urban Development and BIMM presented a full-day focus on music education at The Great Escape 2018. We explored the crisis in music education, and how educators and employers could be more closely aligned.

THE CMU+TGE AI CONFERENCE
Future music technologies

May 2018, Brighton NOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on AI at The Great Escape 2018. We explored the new technologies most likely to impact on the music industry in the decade ahead.

THE CMU+TGE CHINA CONFERENCE
Future music markets

May 2018, Brighton NOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on the Chinese music market at The Great Escape 2018. We provided a full beginner’s guide to this key emerging market for the music industry.

THE CMU+TGE MEDIA CONFERENCE
The crisis in music journalism

May 2017, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music media as part of The Great Escape 2017. We explored trends in music journalism, music magazines and radio, and music PR.

THE CMU+TGE DRUGS CONFERENCE
Let’s actually save some lives

May 2017, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on drugs at The Great Escape 2017. We looked at recent trends in drug taking and its impact on the music industry, and approaches for supporting those struggling with addiction.

THE CMU+TGE ROYALTIES CONFERENCE
Where’s my fucking money?

May 2017, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music royalties as part of The Great Escape 2017. We explained all about music rights and how royalties flow through the system (or not!)

THE CMU+TGE EXPORT CONFERENCE
Breaking out beyond Brexit

May 2017, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music export as part of The Great Escape 2017. We provided practical tips galore for exporting new artists into new markets, while considering the impact of Brexit.

THE CMU+TGE DATA CONFERENCE
Transparency! Data! Blockchain! Let’s make buzzwords happen!
May 2016, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music data at The Great Escape 2016. We explored the potential of streaming, ticketing and piracy data, and the debate round digital transparency and the bloody blockchain.

THE CMU+TGE YOUTUBE CONFERENCE
What if YouTube actually is the future?

May 2016, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on YouTube at The Great Escape 2016. We explored the music industry’s relationship with YouTube, how to get more out of the video platform and the emerging YouTuber industry.

THE CMU+TGE PHYSICAL CONFERENCE
CDs! Vinyl! T-shirts! Who the hell is buying this stuff?

May 2016, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on physical product at The Great Escape 2016. We put the spotlight on the CD and vinyl market, trends in music merchandise and untapped opportunities in the direct-to-fan domain.

THE CMU+TGE PEOPLE CONFERENCE
What has the music industry ever done for you?

May 2016, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music people at The Great Escape 2016. We discussed diversity initiatives, training and education, and the debate around mental health in the music community.

THE CMU+TGE LICENSING CONFERENCE
Music rights, explained at last!

May 2015, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music licensing at The Great Escape 2015. We provided an overview of music copyright and the music rights business, and discussed the way digital income is shared.

THE CMU+TGE BRANDS CONFERENCE
How to sell out gracefully, better brand partnerships

May 2015, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on brand partnerships at The Great Escape 2015. We looked at how the best band-brand partnerships are structured and explored the ins and outs of sync.

THE CMU+TGE LABELS CONFERENCE
What’s the point of a record label anyway?

May 2015, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on labels at The Great Escape 2015. We explored the role of the record company, the rise of ‘label services’ and the artist/label relationship.

THE CMU+TGE MARKETING CONFERENCE
Music marketing is broken, let’s fix it!

May 2015, BrightonNOTES
CMU Insights presented a full-day focus on music marketing at The Great Escape 2015. We discussed how music marketing is evolving with the shift to streams and the rising importance of playlists.