CMU Insights @ The Great Escape 2017

Thursday 18 – Friday 19 May 2017 | BUY A DELEGATE PASS | BUY A CONVENTION-ONLY PASS

The Great Escape is the festival for new music taking place in Brighton each May. Over 450 bands play in over 30 venues, with 3500 music industry professionals from across the world among the audience.

The TGE Convention programme helps these industry delegates learn, network and discover, to identify new talent and business partners to work with, and to explore and understand how to get more out of the business of music. CMU Insights @ The Great Escape is at the heart of this programme.

The CMU@TGE conference is actually four conferences in one, reshaping the business of music.

Capitalising on the daily music business reportage of CMU, and the original research and professional development training courses of CMU Insights, this is a music business conference like no other.

Delegates get access to a series of insight presentations, case studies, one-on-one interviews and panel debates, together exploring and explaining the very latest music industry issues and trends.

This year’s four CMU@TGE conferences explore royalties, media, export and drugs. Each topic has its own conference: a day of sessions that can be experienced from start-to-finish, or dip in and out to create your own schedule. And to go even deeper, sign up for CMU@TGE Industry Extra.

Buy a delegate pass for full access to the TGE convention and festival HERE, or a convention-only pass to access just the conference HERE.


CMU Insights presents The Media Conference | INFO
The crisis in music journalism
We explore the challenge of making money out of music media in the digital age. Great music journalism may get the clicks, but can it generate revenue in an era where so much advertising spend goes to social and search? Is the future of music media a combination of branded content, unpaid writers and click-bait headlines? Plus is music radio really ready for its impending collision with the streaming platforms?

CMU Insights presents The Drugs Conference | INFO
Let’s actually save some lives
Following the battle for Fabric, we ask what clubs, promoters, law enforcement and licensing officials should really be doing to save lives. What practical measures can be taken to ensure the safety of our customers? And what about drug culture within the music community? How can artists embrace the sex, drugs and rock n roll lifestyle without damaging their health and that of those around them?

CMU Insights presents The Export Conference | INFO
Breaking out beyond Brexit
In an increasingly connected world, is it easier than ever for new artists to go global, or is access to investment and on-the-ground support still key? We provide a user-friendly guide to taking new artists global, learning from past recipients of the Music Export Growth Scheme. Plus how to get the most out of showcase festivals and what, exactly, does Brexit mean for the music industry in the UK and beyond? Presented in partnership with BPI.

CMU Insights presents The Royalties Conference | INFO
Where’s my fucking money?
We track all the money as it goes from sale, sync and stream to artist and songwriter, via labels, distributors, publishers and collecting societies. How are your music rights really making money and where do all the royalties go? Including global collective licensing explained; the shift to direct licensing in live; and digital’s big transparency problem.

Look out for updates on speakers going live every few weeks in the lead up to this year’s event.

CMU Insights @ The Great Escape is a music business conference like no other, bringing together the daily music business reportage of CMU with the original research and professional development training of CMU Insights.

Delegates looking for a more formal learning programme to truly enhance their music industry knowledge and skills can sign up to CMU@TGE Industry Extra for free, giving them access to pre and post event materials, a pre-event seminar and guidance on how to navigate the programme.

Delegates will be able to opt in to this programme via the online Delegate Directory in early Spring.