This year CMU presents three full-day conferences within the TGE Conference – putting the spotlight on music education, music media and global music markets
The CMU+TGE conferences have a long history of tackling the most current and most timely music business topics, and bringing new ideas and debates to the stage for the first time. The 2020 programme will be no different. Among other things, this May delegates will discover…
The top five trends in sync and why the way TV programmes license music is changing
with insights from Simon Pursehouse (Sentric Music), Peter Bradbury (Sky UK), Catherine Grieves (supervisor on ‘Killing Eve’) and Ciara Elwis (supervisor on ‘Sex Education’).
How podcasters find an audience, make money and promote new artists
with insights from Jason Cator (Spotify), Xanthe Fuller (Mixcloud), Sophie Paluch (Blueprint Pods) and Cliff Fluet (Lewis Silkin).
How and why schools and colleges should teach creative entrepreneurship
with insights from Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown), Erika Thomas (Watermelon Agency), Fiona McAuley (YMU), Meghan Lawrenson (Hotvox), Mark Lippmann (Scruff Of The Neck), Julian Deane (Raygun) and the artist Eckoes.
What broadcast and performance data tells us about export opportunities for British artists
with insights from Amanda Carmichael (PPL) and Sami Valkonen (PRS For Music).
The crucial role educators play in addressing the ongoing gender gaps in music
with insights from music consultant Vick Bain, who will also present her exclusive statistics about gender diversity in music education.
Check out a section-by-section guide to each of this year’s CMU+TGE conferences and details of all the speakers already announced by clicking on the links below.
THE 2020 CMU+TGE CONFERENCES
THE CMU+TGE MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Wednesday 13 May 2020 | CLICK for info
Music educators and music employers will again come together to discuss how music education, the music industry and the music community at large can better support early-career artists and musicians. This day will be based around the new ‘Pathways Into Music’ book from CMU, which is being published chapter-by-chapter online before being presented as one publication at TGE. Mapping music careers, music education and local music industries, we will ask: how are you supporting future music talent?
THE CMU+TGE MUSIC MEDIA CONFERENCE
Thursday 14 May 2020 | CLICK for info
The media business is in flux. And the way the music industry utilises media platforms is changing too. We put the spotlight on how consumers are interacting with media and influencers in 2020. Alongside the music press and music radio, what role do social media, playlists, gaming platforms, podcasters, sync and media partnerships now play in promoting and developing new talent? We ask the key question for artists, labels, promoters and managers: who is influencing your fanbase?
THE CMU+TGE GLOBAL MARKETS CONFERENCE
Friday 15 May 2020 | CLICK for info
The whole world is in the spotlight as we provide a concise overview of the major trends, developments, challenges and opportunities in each key music market. We’ll crunch all the stats to identify the strongest revenue streams, services, social media and genres in each region. And then we’ll put the spotlight on some important emerging markets, including India, China, Brazil, Nigeria and South Korea. Ask yourself: where will you escape to next?
WHO ARE CMU?
CMU reports on key developments in music and the music industry every weekday, helping music people navigate and understand everything that’s going on.
CMU Insights provides training to hundreds 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 conferences 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 conferences are truly unique for a number of reasons.
1. Because CMU reports on the music industry every day, our conferences are more timely, more incisive and more forward looking.
2. Because CMU Insights is a leading provider of music business training, our conferences include a number of more formal training elements, helping delegates to navigate and understand the complexities behind current developments and trends.
3. Because we present a whole day of content around each topic, 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 conferences are truly editorially driven, we are able to identify the key challenges and opportunities and find the people best equipped to discuss them.