‘In Conversation’ programme and full schedule announced

Final additions to this year’s schedule have now been announced alongside our ‘In Conversation’ programme.

The ‘In Conversation’ programme returns to TGE this year with leading artists and music business players discussing their work, careers and views on the evolving world of music business. Diverse as ever, this year’s topics range from a 50th anniversary celebration of Pirate Radio, to a one-year review at the progress of a ground-breaking Arts Council England initiative launched at TGE 2013, to a frank look at the relationship between the music industry and the charitable sector, to a true insider’s account of what it is like to have 1,000,000+ video views before the age of 20. Of the 10+ In Conversation sessions, highlights include:

The Pirates Music Learned To Love – As pirate radio in the UK celebrates its 50th anniversary, we bring together the founders and key players from some of the most seminal pirate stations of the past, in a special celebratory event. Speakers include Gordon Mac founder of Kiss, Stephen Taverner an original presenter with Q102 and Xfm, and more.

PRS for Music presents Chloe Howl In Conversation – Nineteen year-old Chlöe Howl will track her rapid rise to prominence, charting her journey in the music industry which began last year with her free download ‘Rumour’ EP, a three-song set that rode the buzz blogs to Hypemachine chart glory and beyond.

War Child presents ‘Getting The Most From Charity Partnerships’ Ben Knowles Director Of Music at TGE’s official charity War Child, Muse manager Alex Wall, Cake CEO Mike Mathieson and Xfm Managing Editor Chris Baughen question the future of music doing amazing things to change the world, and discuss how partnerships between charities and the music community could and should work.

PRS for Music Foundation presents ‘The Momentum Music Fund One Year On’ Arts Council England CEO Alan Davey, will attend TGE 2014 to discuss the year that followed the launch of ACE’s ground-breaking Momentum Music Fund at TGE 2013, talks about the artist funding initiative’s first year. Joining the conversation is Vanessa Reed of the PRS for Music Foundation, which manages the Fund and some key industry supports, Deezer’s James Foley and Julian Deane, manager of beneficiary band The Wytches

The extensive In Conversation schedule, with its wide range of speakers, industry aficionados and music commentators can be explored here:

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