The speaker line-up for 2023’s TGE Conference continues to grow…

We’re excited to announce the full topic outlines for this year’s core conference strands and a HUGE list of new speakers joining us in May, including a new in conversation session with Roisin O’Connor, Culture News & Music Editor of The Independent.

Leading experts from the music industry will be joining the team from CMU to cover the latest trends and developments across education, deals and the creator economy – and what these mean for educators, artists, their business partners and the music industry more broadly.

This year’s TGE Conference runs for four days from Wednesday 10 May to Saturday 13 May 2023 at the Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel in Brighton.

Click HERE for more info on our TGE 2023 Conference and click HERE to grab your saver delegate passes!


Full topic outlines have been published for each of the CMU+TGE strands this year – which are…

  • the Music + Education strand on Wednesday 10 May
  • the Music + Deals strand on Thursday 11 May
  • the Music + The Creator Economy strand on Friday 12 May

The three core strands will look at how the UK music industry can continue to punch above its weight in the global music market, how a new national strategy for music from the government could help achieve that, and how the evolution of consumption is powering innovation in both deals and creation.

Music + Education will ask how the music industry and educators can collaborate to help deliver the new National Plan For Music Education, how online content and digital education platforms are changing the way people learn and how traditional educators can work alongside digital educators to deliver value; what skills are needed in the music business today – and what skills will be in demand in the future.

Click here for the full topic outline.

Music + Deals will look at the deals market, identifying the deals that best help artists achieve their objectives, and how the evolution of consumption is informing deals around particular rights, what that evolution of consumption means for future digital deals; and how samples and interpolations are delivering new licensing opportunities for songwriters and publishers.

Click here for the full topic outline.

In Music + The Creator Economy speakers will dive into the Creator Economy, looking at the tools, platforms and services enabling collaboration and creation, the challenges and opportunities they present and what music makers can learn from the wider creator space to grow and monetise their fanbase.

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Alex Lee Thomson, Director, Green House Group

Bridget Whyte, CEO, Music Mark

Eric Mackay, Co-Founder, imbr

Eve Horne, Founder, Peak Music

Jen Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Point Blank Music School

Jill Hollywood, Managing Director, Echo Beach Management

Keturah Cummings, Founder / Director, Forward Slash

Mark Terry, Head Of Europe, beatBread

Nick Eziefula, Partner, Simkins

Pamela McCormick, Founder + Director, UD

Sophie Goossens, Partner, ReedSmith

Vanessa Wilson, Specialist Leader of Music Education

They join a packed programme which already includes keynote interviews with:

  • Musician, broadcaster, Chair of BPI and Chair of Youth Music YoLanda Brown.
  • Songwriter, producer and President of the PRS Members’ Council Michelle Escoffery.
  • Promoter and Afro Nation co-founder Smade.
  • Ticketmaster’s EVP of Global Music David Marcus.

And the newly announced keynote with journalist and Culture News & Music Editor at The Independent Roisin O’Connor

Click HERE for more info on our TGE 2023 Conference and click HERE to grab your saver delegate passes!