The CMU+TGE Conference

A three-day conference from CMU 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.

A three day conference from CMU sits at the heart of the TGE delegate programme tackling three key topics each year.

A different aspect of the music business is put under the spotlight each day, allowing us to delve much deeper into each topic.

Each of these full-day strands combine original research, how-to guides and timely case studies with one-on-one interviews and lively debates with and between key leaders and innovators in the music business and beyond.

Details of the three key topics to be covered by each edition of the CMU+TGE Conference is announced in the autumn.

A break down of each day and information on the all the people set to speak and present is then published between January and March.

Unfortunately The Great Escape 2020 did not take place because of measures implemented to restrict and delay the spread of COVID-19. TGE will return for a belated fifteenth year on 12-15 May 2021 including another great CMU+TGE programme. Look out for more details later in the year.

However, the Association Of Independent Music staged an online version of the AIM House programme that it usually presents at TGE – and CMU Insights hosted a room within the virtual AIM House offering a timely mix of insights and discussions on some key music business topics.

You can see what we presented and download our briefing slides here.