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CMU+TGE Update: First keynote in-conversation confirmed

By | Published on Friday 25 February 2022

Tom Gray & Kevin Brennan

Time for another update on this year’s Great Escape Conference, taking place in Brighton from 11-14 May.

In addition to the big three CMU+TGE strands on education, data and video – plus the TGE Elevate programme for early-career talent – CMU and TGE will also present a series of keynote in-conversations with the people who are setting the agenda, leading the debate and shaping the future of the music industry.

The first in-conversation to be confirmed will see CMU’s Chris Cooke talking to Tom Gray – founder of the #BrokenRecord campaign and recently appointed Chair of The Ivors Academy – and Kevin Brennan MP – who played a key role in the DCMS select committee inquiry into the economics of music streaming and proposed a number of copyright law reforms focused on artist and songwriter remuneration.

Gray and Brennan will talk about the big debate around how streaming works and how streaming monies are shared out between artists, songwriters, labels, publishers and services, putting the spotlight on the campaigns and discussions so far, and considering what happens next.

To get access to all of the CMU presented sessions and so much more at The Great Escape Conference get yourself a TGE delegate pass here.