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Keynote Speakers Announced for 2023 Conference

We’re thrilled to announced four keynote in-conversations that will take place at our 2023 conference in Brighton from 10-13 May.

The keynote in-conversations include leading executives, entrepreneurs, creators and innovators from across the music community. Each conversation puts the spotlight on the interviewee’s career to date, and gets their perspective and opinions on the very latest trends and developments in the business of music.

The keynote in-conversations confirmed today include musician, broadcaster, Chair of BPI and Chair of Youth Music YolanDa Brown, who will discuss her career as a music-maker, and her ground-breaking work encouraging, educating and supporting the next generation of music talent.

Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter, producer and recently re-elected President of the PRS Members’ Council Michelle Escoffery, will also discuss her career in music and her creator advocacy role at PRS For Music, as well as what early-career music-makers actually need to focus on to pursue a successful career in the industry.

Promoter and Afro Nation co-founder Smade, who will tell the story of the creation, evolution and global expansion of the Afro Nation festival, and his work promoting and supporting afrobeats music and culture via his SMADE Entertainment business.

Ticketmaster’s EVP of Global Music David Marcus, who will discuss the latest trends, innovations and opportunities in the live music and ticketing sector, including how new data technologies and services can help promoters, venues and artists better plan and market their shows, and build stronger connections with their audiences.

The programme of keynote in conversations sits alongside the CMU + The Great Escape Sessions, three full-day strands curated and hosted by the music business experts at CMU. Each strand puts the spotlight on a different aspect of the business of music, in 2023 these will be music and education, music and deals, and music and the creator economy.

Delegates also have access to a series of panels, workshops and networking events presented by The Great Escape’s industry partners, and priority access to the 2023 festival.

Saver Delegate passes are on sale now! Click HERE to book yours