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CMU+TGE Update: TGE Elevate Sessions

By | Published on Friday 8 April 2022

TGE Elevate Sessions

Yesterday we published the full schedules for all the core strands at this year’s Great Escape Conference, including for all three days of the CMU+TGE Sessions on 11, 12 and 13 May, and for the TGE Elevate Sessions that take place on the Saturday of the festival, 14 May.

TGE Elevate is the Great Escape’s professional development programme for early-career music business executives and entrepreneurs, and aspiring music-makers, made possible by the kind support of Arts Council England.

There are two main parts to the programme. First, 30 early career music business people become Elevate super-delegates, getting a free, enhanced and curated delegate experience at the festival and conference. And second, the TGE Elevate Sessions are a day of seminars and panels aimed at those early on in their music careers, whether on or off stage.

This year’s Elevate panels will look at how artists make money; the fanbase building process; the live side of an artist’s career; how to go about successfully releasing new music; the direct-to-fan opportunity; and the business partners artists work with along the way. Details of all the artists and industry experts who will be sharing advice, tips and insights will be revealed next week.

Alongside the panels, CMU’s Chris Cooke will present five super speedy seminars explaining music copyright, music streaming, music data, record deals and the big streaming debate. Each of those will feature a 20 minute five step guide plus five minutes of Q&A.

The TGE Elevate programme is open to all TGE delegates, plus a delegation of students from music and further education colleges will also be invited to attend for free thanks to the Arts Council support. Find out more about this year’s TGE Elevate Sessions here.