THE TGE CONFERENCE IS OUR PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR THE THOUSANDS OF MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WHO ATTEND THE GREAT ESCAPE EACH YEAR.
The 2021 conference programme will take place as part of The Great Escape Online, the first ever online edition of TGE on 13th and 14th May 2021.
TGE CONFERENCE 2021
The TGE Conference 2021 will bring together music industry leaders, innovators and pioneers from across the globe to discuss, dissect and debate the biggest issues affecting the music business today.
Delegates will have access to an online programme of expert briefings, networking sessions, keynote interviews, panel discussions and educational workshops, helping them to meet, question, connect with and learn from people working in every strand of the music industry from markets all over the world.
Our keynote in-conversations are 25-minute in-depth interviews with leading industry innovators and disruptors. We will talk each keynote guest through their career to date, their current projects and businesses, and their views and insights on the key opportunities and challenges facing the music industry today.
Confirmed interviewees for 2021 include…
LORNA CLARKE, Controller Of Pop at the BBC.
MERCK MERCURIADIS, veteran artist manager and founder and CEO of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
NADIA KHAN, the leading artist manager and label owner, founder of Women In CTRL and Chair of the UK’s Association Of Independent Music.
OLE OBERMANN, Global Head Of Music at TikTok.
WENDY ONG, President of TaP Management and TaP Records in the US.
THE CMU+TGE PROGRAMME 2021
At the core of the conference is the CMU+TGE programme, curated and hosted by the music business experts at CMU. This year’s CMU+TGE programme will be split into three main strands…
FUTURE MUSIC TALENT will look at how music educators and the music industry can better support entrepreneurial early-career music-makers, how COVID has impacted on the fanbase building process for DIY phase artists, and why it’s more important than ever to educate the creative community about copyright and data. MORE INFO
FUTURE MUSIC STRATEGIES supported by the BPI will consider the latest trends in streaming, fanbase building and the direct-to-fan relationship, and investigate what the touring and festival markets will look like in the post-COVID, post-Brexit world. What technologies, data, influencers, partnerships and strategies will be essential for success in the years ahead? MORE INFO
FUTURE MUSIC WORLD will investigate and celebrate initiatives that are making the music world more diverse, more sustainable and more healthy, and consider the role music-makers and the music industry can play in tackling prejudice in society, addressing the climate emergency, and rebuilding communities as we recover from the pandemic. MORE INFO
TGE’s music industry partners will once again present a series of panels as part of the TGE Conference, with sessions hosted by AIM, Ditto Music, MMF, PPL, PRS for Music, PRS Foundation, SyncVault and VEVO.
These sessions will include…
• PPL, PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation present Mercury Prize nominated and PPL Momentum Funded songwriter and performer GHOSTPOET in conversation with Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and President of the PRS Members’ Council, MICHELLE ESCOFFERY.
• A Q&A about the new documentary SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS, which tells the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers.
Look out for full information about this year’s Partner Panels here soon.
TGE ELEVATE WEBINARS
The TGE Elevate webinars, supported by Arts Council England, are a series of fact-packed webinars and talks offering beginner’s guides to different aspects of the music industry. These include…
• How Music-Makers Make Money
• Music Copyright Explained
• How Streaming Really Works
• The Power Of Data
SENTRIC MUSIC presents…
• WTF Is Music Publishing?
• Nine Steps To Land A Sync Deal