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CMU+TGE Update: Professional development programme TGE Elevate returns

By | Published on Friday 18 February 2022

TGE Elevate

This year’s Great Escape Conference in Brighton in May will again feature the TGE Elevate professional development programme, enabled by kind support from Arts Council England and delivered in partnership with CMU.

There are two key strands to TGE Elevate.

First, 30 early-career music business executives and entrepreneurs – and aspiring music-makers – will attend The Great Escape as super-delegates, getting free access to the whole of the TGE festival and conference, as well as bespoke webinars, networking opportunities and Q&A sessions with leading industry executives, both before and during TGE itself.

This year’s team of super-delegates will include managers and promoters, venue and label professionals, self-managed artists, and entrepreneurs developing innovative music businesses, and will be recruited from nominations put forward by a number of music industry organisations, including AIM, The Association Of Independent Promoters, Attitude Is Everything, FAC, MMF, Moving The Needle, Music Venues Trust, She Said So, The Route Co, Thirty Pound Gentleman, Women In CTRL and Young Guns Network.

Second, the final day of the TGE Conference on Saturday 14 May will consist of the TGE Elevate Sessions, a packed programme of panels, talks and debates aimed at those early on in their music business careers, whether on-stage or behind the scenes. CMU:DIY will also present a number of concise seminars, providing beginner guides to music rights, streaming, touring, fanbase building and direct-to-fan.

All TGE delegates get access to the Elevate Sessions, although free passes will also be distributed through a number of TGE’s industry partners, including various further education colleges in the South East.

Click here to get the lowdown on all things TGE Elevate.