MUSIC BUSINESS CONFERENCES

Conferences for music people

Get in-depth insights from every perspective with our full-day thematic conferences


THE CMU+TGE CONFERENCES
CMU Insights presents a series of full-day conferences for music business people each year, each one focused on a different aspect of the music business. These conferences take place as part of the delegate programme at showcase festival The Great Escape in Brighton each May.

Find out more about upcoming and past CMU+TGE conferences at The Great Ecape below – or CLICK HERE to find out more about The Great Escape and the CMU+TGE 2019 conferences.


CMU SESSIONS & BRIEFINGS AT OTHER MUSIC CONFERENCES
We also present insight sessions and speed briefings at a range of other music conferences around the world. Our insight sessions combine recent CMU Insights research with interviews with industry experts. Our sixty minute speed briefings offer a free sample of the CMU Insights training courses.

CLICK HERE to find out about upcoming and past sessions. To discuss hosting a CMU session at your music business conference or event email insights@unlimitedmedia.co.uk.


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

CMU+TGE: MUSIC EDUCATION – Building bridges not walls
Wednesday 8 May 2019, Brighton | CLICK HERE FOR INFO
Our full-day conference on music education in 2018 started a movement. In 2019 we will regroup with new research and new ideas. How can music educators and the music business more closely align to ensure the future of the industry’s talent pipeline?

CMU+TGE: DIGITAL DOLLARS – Getting paid as well as played
Thursday 8 May 2019, Brighton | CLICK HERE FOR INFO
Streaming is now the biggest and fastest growing revenue stream for the record industry, but issues with the business model remain. We will track every dollar generated by the streaming services and explain where it ends up. And then ask: why is it so complicated?

CMU+TGE: MUSIC MARKETING – Making sure people give a shit
Friday 9 May 2019, Brighton | CLICK HERE FOR INFO
Music marketing is changing fast. The influencers are changing. The messages are changing. Campaigns are getting longer. How do you keep up and cope when budgets remain the same? And how can marketers at labels and in the live sector better collaborate?


PAST CONFERENCES

CMU+TGE: EDUCATION – 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.

CMU+TGE: AI – 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.

CMU+TGE: CHINA – 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.

CMU+TGE: MEDIA – 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.

CMU+TGE: DRUGS – 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.

CMU+TGE: ROYALTIES – 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!)

CMU+TGE: EXPORT – 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.

CMU+TGE: DATA – 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.

CMU+TGE: YOUTUBE – 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.

CMU+TGE: PHYSICAL – 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.

CMU+TGE: PEOPLE – 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.

CMU+TGE: LICENSING – 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.

CMU+TGE: BRANDS – 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.

CMU+TGE: LABELS – 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.

CMU+TGE: MARKETING – 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.