CMU Insights @ The Great Escape 2011

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The 2011 Great Escape Convention was the first edition programmed by the team at CMU, with over 100 experts and innovators from across the music industry sharing insights, ideas and opinions.

In Conversation we had BRIT Producer Of The Year winner Paul Epworth, acclaimed singer-songwriter Frank Turner, label founders Mark Jones and Chris Swanson, plus DJ Shadow discussing his awe-inspiring Shadowsphere show.

Keynotes came from PRS For Music’s Will Page, asking ‘what now after MySpace’, with contributions from Bandcamp’s Andrew Dubber, Topspin’s Ian Rogers and SoundCloud’s Dave Haynes, plus HMV CEO Simon Fox discussing his company’s work in developing artists and the live space, and BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth officially launched his new MusicTank report on the evolution of the record label.

Meanwhile extra insights came from PRS For Music’s Chris Carey, Deloitte’s James Bates and Paul Lee, and Wired UK’s Duncan Geere. Other panels looked at the future of digital licensing, what influences the influencers, the future of ticketing, the changing role of A&R, the music company of the future plus the challenges of going global, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe and live opportunities in the US. Plus we had masterclasses in what journalists and bookers want, and on legal matters, and heard case studies from the Truck Festival, Musicmetrics and Mobile Roadie.

And on Saturday John Robb hosted his first ever Pop Question Time, and Stephen Jones lead the first ever edition of Heroes & Villains, featuring Wall Of Sound’s Mark Jones, The Orchard’s Scott Cohen, Paradigm’s Steve Ferguson and music industry legend Seymour Stein.


Adam Ficek Artist
Andrew Dubber Bandcamp
Andy Malt CMU
Ali Anselmo MTV | Wireless
Allan Mcgowan VIP Booking | IQ Magazine
Angela Dorgan Music From Ireland
Anna Russell AR Management
Arwen Hunt ATC Management
Ben Buchanan Windish Agency
Ben Drury 7digital
Ben Osbourne Noise Of Art
Bob Fisher Exceptional Records
Brian Southall Music Industry Author
Carina Jirsch Mean Fiddler
Caspar Llewellyn Smith The Guardian
Catherine Haridy CH Management
Charles Caldas Merlin
Chris Carey PRS For Music
Chris Cooke CMU | The Great Escape
Chris Swanson Secretly Canadian Records
Chris T-T Artist
Christopher Galkowski Mickiewicz Institute
Dana Al Salem FanShake
Danny Mac Music Mind Exchange
Dave Fawbert Kids Records
Dave Haynes SoundCloud
Dave Newton WeGotTickets
Dave Wilson
David Bianchi Various Artists Management
David Riley Good Lizard
Davnet Doran Cake Group
Debbie Ball Create Spark
DJ Shadow Artist
Doug Richard School For Startups
Duncan Geere Wired UK
Ed Horrox 4AD
Edward Averdeick Real World
Emmanuel Legrand Legrand Network
Eric Mackay CELAS
Frank Turner Artist
Girts Majors Positivus Festival
Helen Sildna Tallin Music Week
Henning Dietz Neu Management
Iain Watt Machine Management
Ian Johnsen Mythophonic Management
Ian Rogers Topspin
James Bates Deloitte
Jasmine Skee O2
Jason Edwards 13 Artists
Jeff Smith BBC Radio 2 | 6music

Jessica Karovos AEG Live Europe
Jez Bell Omnifone
Jim Carroll The Irish Times
Jim Mawdsley Generator
John Robb Louder Than War
Jon Webster MMF
Jonathan Arendt Planet Rock
Jules Parker PRS For Music
Keith Harris PPL | MusicTank
Kerry McCarthy MP
Malcolm Dunbar PledgeMusic
Marc Emert-Hutner ASCAP
Marie-Alicia Chang Musicmetric
Mark Gale Universal Music Publishing
Mark Jones Wall Of Sound
Mark Meharry Music Glue
Mark Muggeridge Evil Genius Media
Mark Rock AudioBoo
Martin Goldschmidt Cooking Vinyl
Martyn Davies Six Two Productions
Matt Everitt BBC 6music
Matt Hickey High Road Touring
Matt Luxon Vision Artists
Matt McDonald CMJ
Mike Weatherly MP
Nick Colgan Garden Festival
Ollie Hodge Columbia Records
Patrick Rackow BASCA
Paul Epworth Producer
Paul Lee Deloitte
Penina Shepherd ACUMEN MEDIA LAW
Peter Thompson [PIAS]
Phil Morais Machine Management
Raoul Chatterjeee Warner Music
Rhiannon Price Greenhouse Group
Ritu Morton Six07 Press
Rob Gotlieb MUZU
Robin Bennett Truck Festival
Ronnie Traynor Vision Artists
Scott Cohen The Orchard
Seymour Stein Warner Music
Simon Fox HMV
Stephen Budd SBM
Stephen Jones Music Week
Stephen O’Reilly Mobile Roadie
Steve Ferguson Paradigm Agency
Steve Levine MPG | Hubris Records
Steve Machin StormCrowd
Steve Milbourne Sony Music
Tam Coyle Scottish Music Industry Association
Tim Medcraft Powis Music Ltd
Tony Wadsworth BPI
Will Page PRS For Music

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