The TGE Conference is the programme of events presented especially for the 3500 music industry professionals that attend TGE each year.

At the heart of the proceedings is the CMU+TGE Conference – a conference within the conference presented by the music business experts at CMU. This is accompanied by the Partner Panels presented by TGE’s industry partners, numerous formal and informal networking opportunities, and an educational and professional development programme especially for those at the start of their music careers.

Across this programme, the TGE Conference enables delegates to learn about the latest trends, developments and opportunities in the music business, to debate and tackle the biggest issues and challenges, and to connect and do business with fellow music industry professionals from across the globe.

The TGE Conference consists of several strands outlined below…


A conference within the conference presented by the music business experts at CMU. The CMU+TGE Conference takes place over three days, with a different aspect of the music business under the spotlight each day. Each of these full-day strands combine original research, how-to guides and timely case studies with one-on-one interviews and lively debates with and between key leaders and innovators in the music business and beyond.


Alongside the CMU+TGE Conference, TGE’s music industry partners – including service providers, trade organisations and collecting societies – together present a wide-ranging series of panel discussions, each one focused on a different aspect of the modern music business.


In addition to the Partner Panels, the Association Of Independent Music hosts a whole programme of events for TGE delegates at AIM House. Based at The Queens Hotel, it’s a hub and home for the independent music community at TGE.


The TGE Conference also includes educational and professional development strands aimed at those at the start of their careers, including early-career artist managers, label managers, promoters and music entrepreneurs, as well as music students and DIY artists. This includes the TGE Elevate initiative run in partnership with CMU.


The TGE Conference is THE festival of networking in the music business. Delegates have access to a packed programme of parties and more formal networking opportunities, plus can connect with each other via the online delegate directory.

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