First Speakers And Day Themes For Our 2024 Conference

We’re delighted to announce the content themes and first guest speakers for our revamped 2024 conference, including Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Sacha Lord (NTIA) and the ‘They Think It’s All Sober’ podcast.

This year our conference is going directly to the music industry’s top leaders and experts to create a reinvigorated vision for its programming. Going in-depth on all the specialist areas for a modern music professional, The Council of Music Makers, The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), BBC Introducing and Youth Music are each curating a day, bringing in the best experts and thought leaders from their networks across the industry to ensure the iconic conference covers more knowledge areas in greater depth than ever before.

On Thursday 16th May, the Council of Music Makers, the umbrella organisation representing the Ivors Academy, FAC, MMF, MPG and the MU, will cover key areas for anyone working in the business of music creation. This will include streaming remuneration, the challenges of getting credited and paid for music, touring sustainability and how artists can build and manage a team.

On Friday 17th May, The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) will provide a deep dive into the night-time economy and current the state of play for venues and live entertainment, with sessions including: ‘Global Perspectives and Approaches to Night Time Economy and Culture’, ‘Creating Safe Queer Spaces: The Importance of Inclusive Safeguarding’, and ‘The Empowerment of Youth and the Crisis of Political Faith’.

On Saturday 18th May, BBC Introducing and Youth Music will focus on professional development for the next generation of emerging artists and entrepreneurs, covering: how to secure funding, management and being manager-ready, small budget marketing for artists, and the ins & outs of the BBC Introducing platform.

Today we’ve also announced the return of the Steve Strange Award, Partner Panels, Networking and a Saturday ticket! Head to our CONFERENCE HOMEPAGE for more information and stay tuned for more upcoming conference announcements!

Join us for the TGE24 conference from Wednesday 15 May to Saturday 18 May 2024. Delegate passes are available HERE!