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CMU’s guide to Friday at the Great Escape Convention

By | Published on Monday 14 May 2018

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With The Great Escape about to be unleashed once again, the CMU Daily is guiding you through the wider convention programme day-by-day. Today: Friday’s activities.

The third of CMU Insights’ three full-day conferences takes place on Friday, this one a fascinating overview of the rapidly expanding Chinese music market, presented in association with the BPI: The China Conference.

The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry recently confirmed that China entered the top ten recorded music markets for the first time last year. The IFPI’s Ang Kwee Tiang is among those who will be providing insights aplenty about the opportunities for the music industry in China, alongside representatives from a number of companies based over there, including Outdustry, Fake Music Media, Kanjian Music and Modern Sky.

The China Conference will also include an all-important artist perspective, exploring the cultural connection between music makers in the UK and China. In two inspiring interviews, we’ll talk to British-based Mira Calix about her recent experiences making music in China, and to Chinese artist Leah Doh and her manager Caralinda Booth about touring and performing in the UK and Europe.

Alongside the core CMU Insights conference with the BPI in Dukes at Komedia all-day Friday, there will also be a series of additional panels presented by TGE’s other industry partners in The Old Courtroom, including PPL, PRS For Music and BASCA. Plus BBC Music will present another in conversation, with Sir Spyro and Novelist.

AIM will also present more sessions over at AIM House in the Queens Hotel, including one at 4.30pm launching the trade body’s new research project with CMU Insights: Mapping The Digital Supply Chain.

On top of all that there are parties and networking sessions galore for TGE delegates, on top of all the brilliant bands playing all over Brighton throughout the day as part of the festival. See you there!

Check out CMU’s guide to Wednesday and Thursday at the TGE Convention. The final few delegate passes are available here. Standalone tickets are available for Wednesday here.