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CMU:DIY x The Great Escape to put the spotlight on ‘going live’

By | Published on Thursday 18 February 2016

TGE 2016

Hey, if you thought we were done with the Great Escape plugging today, think again. Because while CMU Insights will be taking over Dukes @ Komedia on the Thursday and Friday of the new music festival, CMU:DIY will be in the house (aka Brighton) on the Saturday, when the convention side of TGE turns its attention to new talent.

The CMU:DIY programme is expanding at TGE this year, with a special mission to bring together young artists and future industry talent making and managing music from all genres, including indie, rock, pop, urban and dance. Meanwhile, the focus of the day will be ‘going live’.

Why? Well, because the CMU:DIY team are always telling new artists that to build a fanbase they need to gig. “But how do I get a gig?” said artists wisely respond. Well, truth be told, at the outset going live probably means staging your own gigs, club nights and events.

So the big question is: how do you stage a gig? And then: how do you sell tickets, what happens on the night, what makes a great show, and how can you use digital channels to take your audience with you beyond the venue?

This is what CMU:DIY x The Great Escape will set out to answer with a packed programme of talks, interviews, case studies, advice sessions, demos and debates, all hosted by CMU’s Chris Cooke, Dice’s Jen long and DJ/producer John ’00’ Fleming.

CMU:DIY x The Great Escape is open to TGE delegates and standalone DIY ticket-holders. Those standalone tickets for the DIY programme are now on sale at £25, click here to book yours.



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