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

Running from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 May 2019, the TGE Conference includes the acclaimed CMU+TGE conference programme, a wide-ranging series of panels presented by our industry partners, numerous formal and informal networking opportunities, and educational sessions 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 2019 consists of several strands. Details of all the various strands will appear here online over the coming months. Strands already confirmed include…


Three full-day conferences within the conference where music business experts CMU put the spotlight on three key areas of the business. This year…

The Music Education Conference – Building bridges not walls
The Digital Dollars Conference – Getting paid as well as played
The Music Marketing Conference – Making sure people give a shit – sponsored by BPI

These are unlike any other music conference. With five hours to delve deep into each topic, they 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. CLICK HERE for an overview of the programme.


A day of sessions, panels and networking opportunities for emerging musicians, music students and early-career music industry professionals. Hosted by none other than BBC Music Introducing’s Abbie McCarthy, O2 Presents: DIY Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from and meet some of the music industry’s leading players.

CLICK HERE to check out the schedule for O2 Presents: DIY Academy.


Every year the TGE Conference features a series of one-on-one interviews with industry leaders and innovators. This includes three conversations as part of the CMU+TGE programme, with a stand-out In Conversation wrapping up each of the three CMU+TGE full-day conferences.

CLICK HERE to find out what has already been confirmed for this year’s In Conversation programme.


Alongside the CMU+TGE programme, TGE’s music industry partners together present a wide-ranging series of panel discussions, each focused on a different aspect of the modern music business. CLICK HERE to find out about this year’s partner panels programme. And CLICK HERE to find out about workshops and drop-in sessions also organised by TGE’s industry partners.


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. CLICK HERE for details on panels happening at AIM House this year. And CLICK HERE to find out about the workshops.


The TGE Conference is THE festival of networking in the music business. CLICK HERE for a list of all of this year’s delegate parties and CLICK HERE to find out about international speed networking opportunities for UK delegates.

The TGE Conference runs from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 May 2019 and is open to all TGE delegates. Get your TGE delegate pass here.

CLICK HERE to return to the TGE Conference home page