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TGE Convention reveals 2017 themes

Brexit, drugs and rock 'n' roll are among the issues shaping The Great Escape 2017's convention programme

By IQ on 18 Jan 2017

Rag 'n' Bone Man, The Great Escape 2017

Rag 'n' Bone Man, who will play a spotlight show at TGE 2017


UK showcase festival The Great Escape has announced the first details of its convention programme for 2017.

Taking place over two venues in Brighton over two days, the convention – held in association with CMU Insights – will be divided into four themes, as follows:

The Media Conference – The crisis in music journalism
Is it still possible to make money out of music media in the digital age? Will music journalism be the preserve of brands in the future? And is music radio ready for its impending collision with the streaming platforms?

The Drugs Conference – Let’s actually save some lives
Can artists embrace the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle without damaging their career and their health? And, following the battle for Fabric, what can and what should clubs, promoters, law enforcement and licensing officials be doing to prevent drugs deaths at live music events?

The Export Conference – Breaking out beyond Brexit
A guide to taking new artists global in 2017 featuring tips on going global, acts who have benefited from the Music Export Growth Scheme. Plus, how will Brexit impact music in Europe? Presented in partnership with BPI.

The Royalties Conference – Where’s my fucking money?
Tracking the money from sale, sync and stream to artist and songwriter. How does collective licensing work worldwide? Why are some artists licensing direct? And where is all of that Spotify money going?

The Great Escape 2017 runs from 18 to 20 May. The first fifty acts for its music programme were announced in September.

 


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