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ALL ABOUT THE CMU+TGE SESSIONS

THREE FULL-DAY STRANDS CURATED BY MUSIC BUSINESS EXPERTS CMU.


A conference within the conference, the CMU+TGE Sessions are three full-day strands, each focused on a different topic and packed with insights, briefings, interviews and discussions – all curated by the music business experts at CMU.


CMU+TGE 2023 PROGRAMME

MUSIC+EDUCATION
CMU and The Great Escape will once again bring together music educators and the music industry to put the spotlight on the best ways to support future music talent, both on-stage and behind the scenes.

What respective role do educators and the industry play in providing the knowledge, skills and opportunities that people need to build sustainable and successful careers in music?

How can we effectively equip musicians and creators with a framework that encourages creative entrepreneurship and helps them to develop the skills they need to succeed – whether as frontline artists with their own artist businesses or portfolio musicians and creators selling their skills and expertise to the industry, media, brands and beyond?

And what do current and future music industry leaders – executives and entrepreneurs – need to know to pursue successful careers in the business, to help teams thrive, and to shape the future of the ever-changing music sector?

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MUSIC+DEALS
CMU and The Great Escape review how deals are being done in the music business today.

All kinds of music industry deal-making will be in the spotlight. That includes the deals between artists and their business partners – including labels, publishers, promoters, agents and managers. Plus also the deals done between the music industry and users of music, including digital platforms, media and consumer brands.

How are the deals changing? How are they negotiated? What issues and challenges stop deals being done – or the deal-making from even starting? And how are new technologies impacting on the deal-making process?

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MUSIC+CREATOR ECONOMY
CMU and The Great Escape puts the spotlight on the wider creator economy.

We’ll dissect and discuss the growing number of tools, platforms and market-places being used by creators of music to write, record and iterate music, to facilitate collaborations, and to generate new income from their creative expertise. And we’ll look at what being part of the creator economy can mean for musicians – as both creators and consumers.

Plus, we’ll review the digital tools and platforms that help frontline artists – and other creators in and beyond music – to grow their fanbases and monetise the fan relationship.

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WHO ARE CMU?

CMU helps people to navigate and understand the music business through media, training, research and events.

CMU reports on key developments in music and the music industry every weekday through the CMU Daily bulletin and every week with the Setlist podcast, helping music people navigate and understand everything that’s going on.

CMU Insights provides training to thousands of music industry professionals every year – explaining the ins and outs of the business of music – while also under-taking ground-breaking research into streaming, royalties, artist deals, digital distribution, festivals, education and marketing.

CMU:DIY works with early career artists and future industry talent helping them to truly understand the business.

The CMU+TGE Sessions bring all this knowledge and insight into once place, helping TGE delegates get up to speed, to understand, to dissect, to analyse, to debate and to inform the key trends, developments, opportunities and challenges in the music industry today.


The CMU+TGE Sessions are truly unique for a number of reasons.

1. Because CMU reports on the music industry every day, our sessions are more timely, more incisive and more forward looking.

2. Because CMU Insights is a leading provider of music business training, our sessions include a number of more formal training elements, helping delegates to navigate and understand the complexities behind current developments and trends.

3. Because we have three focused strands, we can dig much deeper than any other music conference into the issues and challenges the business faces today.

4. Because we prioritise talks and interviews in our programme, the industry experts on stage can present their insights and case studies in a more detailed and digestible way.

5. Because the CMU+TGE Sessions are truly editorially driven, we are able to identify the key challenges and opportunities and find the people best equipped to discuss them.