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…

Music Education – Building bridges not walls
Digital Dollars – Getting paid as well as played
Music Marketing – 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.


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. We’ll be announcing which industry partners are hosting panels this year – and the topics they are set to explore – very soon.


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. AIM works with cutting-edge independent record labels and music companies to deliver a programme packed full of interviews, workshops, after parties, ‘safe tents’, networking drinks and much more. Look out for more information going live soon.


This year the TGE Conference is moving into a new home at Jurys Inn on Brighton’s seafront. This one venue will host all the CMU+TGE conferences and all the partner panels plus key delegate networking events. The hotel’s atrium, at the heart of the building, will also be the place where delegates can meet, connect and do business during the daytime, while The Queens – just next door – will continue to host the late night drinking.

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.

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