The Great Escape Convention is the programme of events specifically for the 3500 music industry delegates who attend the festival each year.
It brings together music business professionals from across the globe who – through our programme of conferences, conversations, parties and receptions – can connect to, learn from and debate with leading players from across the wider music business – expanding their own networks as they go. The Great Escape is truly the music industry’s convention of networking.
The TGE:CONVENTION kicks off the day before the TGE festival running over four days from Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th May.
There are six key strands within the TGE:CONVENTION. These include three full-day conferences presented by CMU INSIGHTS at the Dukes at Komedia cinema complex, plus a series of high profile in conversations, sessions presented by our industry partners, and the DIY programme for future music industry talent.
In 2018 these six key strands are as follows…
TGE:IN-CONVERSATION | MORE INFO
A series of high profile one-on-one interviews with legendary artists and music industry leaders, with Kobalt Music CEO Willard Ahdritz already confirmed to take part.
CMU INSIGHTS, URBAN DEVELOPMENT & BIMM present THE EDUCATION CONFERENCE (Wednesday 16th May) | MORE INFO
Creating a new manifesto for music education in the UK and beyond. Including speakers from BIMM, Arts Council England, UK Music, Youth Music, ISM, Live Nation, Audioactive, MU, Featured Artists Coalition and Urban Development.
CMU INSIGHTS presents THE AI CONFERENCE (Thursday 17th May) | MORE INFO
Showcasing and assessing the new technologies set to impact on the music industry in the next decade. Including speakers from POP, Jukedeck, Rotor, WARM, MXX Music, Ents24, Instrumental, Deviate, Lewis Silkin, The Orchard, Wicksteed Works, Reed Smith and Mycelia.
CMU INSIGHTS presents THE CHINA CONFERENCE (Friday 18th May) | MORE INFO
Presented in partnership with BPI
Providing a comprehensive guide to one of the most important emerging markets. Including speakers from IFPI, Horus, Believe, FUGA, Fake Music Media, Outdustry, Kanjian Music, Modern Sky, China-Britain Business Council and NetEase Cloud Music.
TGE:DIY (Saturday 19th May) | MORE INFO
A day of ground breaking panels packed with practical tips and invaluable advice for future music talent and those entering the music industry.
A series of panels covering a multitude of topics and debates hosted by The Great Escape’s industry partners.
Click on the relevant strand pages for more information – or click here to browse the full convention scheduler.
In addition to the core six strands, TGE delegates also get access to a number of parties and receptions hosted by our industry partners, plus priority access into all the TGE festival venues, subject to capacity.
• FULL DELEGATE PASS gets you access to both the convention and the festival on all four days – click here to buy.
• CONVENTION-ONLY PASS gets you access to the convention on all four days – click here to buy.
• EDUCATION CONFERENCE PASS gets you access to The Education Conference on Wednesday 16 May – click here to buy.