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TikTok’s Ole Obermann, BBC’s Lorna Clarke and Ghostpoet join TGE Conference line up

Today we’ve announced more details about this year’s TGE Conference programme, including more keynote interviewees, some of key sessions that will appear in our CMU+TGE strands, and some of the music industry partners that will be presenting panel discussions this year.

New to our keynote in-conversation programme is TikTok’s Global Head Of Music Ole Obermann, who will be on hand to give his insights on one of the most innovative and influential platforms in music today, and how it is transforming consumer trends and artist discovery. Also joining us this year will be the BBC’s Controller of Pop, Lorna Clarke, who will discuss her 30-year career in radio and her current role overseeing BBC Radio’s five pop music networks alongside the BBC’s pop music output across TV and online.

Ole and Lorna join Hipgnosis Songs Fund’s Merck Mercuriadis, Women In CTRL’s Nadia Khan and TaP Management’s Wendy Ong in this year’s In Conversation programme.

This year’s Partner Panels will include sessions from the likes of AIM, Ditto Music, MMF, PPL, PRS for Music, PRS Foundation, SyncVault and VEVO. More details about these sessions will be published very soon, but today we can reveal that PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation will together present this year’s artist in conversation.

Mercury Prize nominated and PPL Momentum Funded songwriter and performer Ghostpoet will be sharing his perspective and insights with Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and President of the PRS Members’ Council, Michelle Escoffery.

The CMU+TGE strands this year will put the spotlight on Future Music Talent, Future Music Strategies and Future Music World. Today we’ve revealed more about some of the specific debates that will occur within those strands – follow the links to read more and look out for details on the speakers who will be taking part very soon.

CMU will also be presenting four webinars as part of our TGE Elevate educational programme, supported by Arts Council England. Those sessions will explain how music-makers make money, how music copyright and streaming works, and what music-makers need to know about data. Sentric Music will also be presenting two brilliant talks as part of this programme: ‘WTF Is Music Publishing?’ And ‘Nine Steps To Land A Sync Deal’.

Find out more about this year’s TGE Conference here and get yourself a TGE Online delegate pass here.