The Education Conference

THE EDUCATION CONFERENCE from CMU INSIGHTS at The Great Escape takes place on Wednesday 16th May in Dukes at Komedia.

Everyone agrees that the British music industry is one of the UK’s success stories. British artists, songwriters and music companies constantly punch above their weight, and the government acknowledges the value of British music – culturally, commercially, and as a calling card around the world. Yet music education in the UK has seen its funding cut and its place in the curriculum down-graded. How can we ensure the UK music industry of the future has the talent and knowledge it needs to continue to prosper?

Step one is building closer ties between employers and educators in music. What skills is the music industry looking for and are those skills being taught? Most musicians pursue portfolio careers and run their own small music businesses – beyond the crucial art of songwriting and performance, is music education preparing young people for that challenge? How can we better support young music entrepreneurs entering the business? And how can the different strands of music and music education better collaborate to capitalise on the opportunities and meet the challenges?

We will bring together music educators and employers from across the UK and beyond to create a new manifesto for music education.

Find out about the other CMU INSIGHTS conferences taking place this year here. And find out more about CMU INSIGHTS here.

Speakers already confirmed

Lucie Caswell CEO, Featured Artists Coalition

Pamela McCormick Founder & Director, Urban Development

Phil Nelson Music Industry Ambassador, BIMM

With many more to be announced very soon!


TGE delegate passes are currently available at the early bird rate of £165. Click here to book your pass.