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CMU+TGE Update: TGE Elevate Sessions for early-career music talent

By | Published on Monday 9 May 2022

TGE Elevate Sessions

The Great Escape 2022 kicks off this Wednesday, 11 May. And each day in the CMU Daily we are providing a guide to the CMU curated sessions taking place there this year – including the TGE Elevate Sessions being presented this Saturday.

This is part of TGE’s professional development programme for early-career music people, both on stage and within the industry. The TGE Sessions include five speedy seminars from CMU:DIY, plus a full day of panels providing a comprehensive guide to the business of music.

Along the way we’ll put the spotlight on…

How early-career artists go about building and engaging a fanbase, with Sheema Siddiqi from TikTok, Cleo Amedumefrom MUVVA, and Sadie Thompson from Motive Unknown.

How artists go about building a live career, staging shows and getting booked, with artist manager Rachel Millar, agent Phyllis Bezels, and Rebecca Walker from the Music Venue Trust.

How artists go about releasing music and getting their tracks streamed, with James Lightfoot from TikTok, Rosie Jamesfrom Fever To Tell, Toni Malyn from Emubands, and Ross Watson from Amazon Music.

How artists can generate extra revenues through direct-to-fan channels, with Aly Gillani from Bandcamp, Joe Vesayaporn from Music Glue, and Kaiya Milan from The Floor.

And what business partners artists work with as their careers progress, with Chris Goss from Hospital Records, Richard Hoare from Hoare Associates, Ellie Giles from Step Music Management, Ed Marquis from Manners McDade, and Rebecca Prochnik from UTA.

Throughout the day we’ll also hear from artist entrepreneurs EckoesRoxanne De Bastion and Pickles about their experiences building a business around their music-making.

Check out the full schedule here.

The day is open to all TGE delegates – plus, thanks to support from Arts Council England, we have tickets available for music students and early-career artists too. A number of participating colleges are already bringing delegations to the day – but we have a very small number of space still available – email [email protected] if you are interested in accessing them.