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TGE:DIY

The Great Escape is all about the future of music and the music industry, and TGE:DIY is our programme of panels and conversations especially for future talent, both on and off stage.

Taking place on the final day of TGE – Saturday 19 May – TGE:DIY will present a series of ground-breaking panels packed with practical tips and invaluable advice for those currently embarking on their careers in music.

TGE:DIY takes place at The Old Courtroom and The Dome Founders Room on 19 May.
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TGE:DIY: BACKGROUND

The Great Escape is all about the future of music and the music industry, and TGE:DIY is our programme of panels and conversations especially for future talent, both on and off stage.

Taking place on the final day of TGE – Saturday 19 May – TGE:DIY will present a series of ground-breaking panels packed with practical tips and invaluable advice for those currently embarking on their careers in music.
TGE:DIY is open to all delegates and TGE festival ticket holders.

Partners taking part in TGE:DIY include Vevo, Mistajam and Live Nation Present The Exchange, AWAL Sessions, Sentric Sync Panel, Generator, BBC Music, Loud and Quiet.


TGE:DIY: SPEAKERS

Alice Hogg International Touring promoter
Ciara Lewis Air-Edel
Damian Chamard Boudet Live Nation France
ESKA Artist, PRSF Momentum Fund beneficiary
Isla Angus Live Agent, ATC
Jean Pavitt Editor, Delinquent Magazine
Joe Schiavon Promoter, Live Nation
Kate Lowes Head of Programmes, Brighter Sound
Mike Malak Agent, Coda Agency
Mistajam Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra
Paul Hitchman President, AWAL
Sarah Landy SVP Client Development ,AWAL US
Lucy Bourton itsnicethat
Simon Pursehouse Director of Music Services, Sentric
Stuart Stubbs Founder and Editor, Loud And Quiet
Vanessa Reed CEO, PRS For Music Foundation
Plus more to be announced soon


TGE:DIY: SCHEDULE

10.30 – 11.30 MISTAJAM & LIVE NATION TOURING PRESENT THE EXCHANGE The Old Courtroom
MistaJam launches The Exchange at The Great Escape, holding a discussion and panel about the touring opportunities for artists Europe, and the difficulties that can arise in how to break new artists in this area.
The Exchange – BBC Radio1 & 1Xtra’s MistaJam will curate a line-up of 4 international breakthrough acts from different countries and genres. These 4 artists will tour across France (Paris), Belgium (Brussels), Holland (Amsterdam) and England (London) in Autumn 2018. The tour will bring all 4 artists into each other’s cities and countries, to perform, an incredible show, showcasing the best break through talent from each country, hosted by MistaJam.
with Mistajam; Alice Hogg – International Touring promoter; Damian Chamard Boudet – Live Nation France; Mike Malak Coda Agency


13.30 – 14.30 AWAL SESSIONS The Old Courtroom
What’s the difference between being unsigned and being independent.
“Success shouldn’t mean getting signed to a major label; that’s like signing up to the Hunger Games – only 1 artist in 20 survives the first round.”
The aim always used to be the same – get signed. One winner, the rest fade away. But as the music ecosystem evolves, independent artists are taking control of their own career. With a plan for the future, a strong creative vision and a team around them to support their growth, independent artists are breaking away from the stigma of being “unsigned” and are getting the best of both worlds: a team that allows them to focus on the music, but the independence to decide their own path. Our panel discusses the changing face of the music industry and how the future of being independent doesn’t mean doing it on your own.
With Paul Hitchman (AWAL, President) Moderator; Sarah Landy (SVP, Client Development AWAL US) plus more to be announced


11.00 – 12.00 THE DIY STORY OF LOUD AND QUIET AND WHY ZINES MATTER IN 2018 Brighton Dome Founders Room
Loud And Quiet was founded in 2005 in a spare bedroom in Southend, Essex. From its humble beginnings as a zine made on a home printer, stapled together and distributed with a shopping trolley it has grown, over the course of 13 years, into one of the UK’s biggest and best independent music titles. These days the magazine is printed monthly – relaunched in a new format in early 2018 – and distributed across the UK, and New York. It thrives due to a dedicated team of writers, photographers and illustrators who love music. This panel will talk about how it all started and somehow still grows in a climate where, you’ve no doubt noticed, the Internet is very popular. We’ll also hear from those just starting out in zines asking ‘why start a zine in 2018?’ and as an artist ‘why is it important to be featured in them?’
With Lucy Bourton, itsnicethat; Stuart Stubbs, founder and editor, Loud And Quiet; Jean Pavitt, editor, Delinquent Magazine


12.30-13.00 9 STEPS TO LAND A SYNC DEAL WITH A MUSIC SUPERVISOR Brighton Dome Founders Room
It seems like everyone is talking about sync at the moment, but how do you actually go about getting a deal? In this talk, Simon Pursehouse (Head of Sync at Sentric Music) will guide you through everything to need to know in order to make your tunes as attractive as possible to music supervisors around the world. Bring a pen and paper, you’re going to want to take notes. After his chat, he’ll be inviting Ciara Lewis up to take your questions, and she knows her stuff, having worked on Derry Girls, The End Of The F**king World, Cold Feet and Love Sick.
Q&A Hosted by Simon Pursehouse Director of Music Services Sentric & Ciara Lewis Air-Edel


3.30-4.30 GENERATOR AND BRIGHTER SOUND PRESENT… Brighton Dome Founders Room
Stage Managed: The Future of Gender Representation on Festival Line-ups
Exploring the economics of equality and who has the power to change the model.
Stage Managed: The future of festival line ups and gender representation … Exploring, the economics of equality and who has the power to change the model

Generator and Brighter Sound are proud to present their first collaborative industry panel which will offer varied and alternative views on gender equality in the live sector, touching upon issues of power and economy, programming vs. curation and the merits and challenges of representation targets. Most importantly it will discuss positive suggestions for tangible and realistic change.

The panel and collaboration is connected to two current programmes of work… Both Sides Now – a three-year programme to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England and WeCreate – an innovative talent development project that seeks to engage with the gender equality debate in music.
With Kate Lowes – Head of Programmes, Brighter Sound; Vanessa Reed – CEO PRS For Music Foundation; Joe Schiavon – Promoter, Live Nation; ESKA – Artist, PRSF Momentum Fund beneficiary; Isla Angus – Live Agent, ATC


TGE:CONVENTION PASSES

FULL DELEGATE PASS gets you access to both the convention and the festival on all four days – click here to buy.
CONVENTION-ONLY PASS gets you access to the convention on all four days – click here to buy.
EDUCATION CONFERENCE PASS gets you access to The Education Conference on Wednesday 16th May – click here to buy.


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