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DIY programme confirmed for The Great Escape

By | Published on Tuesday 8 April 2014

CMU:DIY

Details of The Great Escape’s convention programme for the grass roots music community and music business execs of the future is revealed today, as standalone tickets for TGE:DIY go on sale.

Once again the CMU:DIY team will lead the proceedings in a day of sessions that will provide a concise guide to the new music business, and explain how new artists can start generating revenues, build a fanbase and connect with the music industry. The programme is supported by Arts Council England and PRS For Music, with the latter on hand at the event to offer advice, and to lead a panel discussing early career revenue options.

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will provide some key insights, while offering tips on building and engaging fanbase will be Charm Factory’s Olivia Classey, Absolute Marketing & Distribution’s Adam Cardew and Joe Porn from Music Glue. Artist Chris T-T, SplitGigs’ Lucian Beierling and Brett Pracownik from MAMA & Company will then join the party to discuss how new bands can get and make the most of gigging opportunities.

The day will conclude with the now traditional TGE:DIY label founder interview, with Robert Luis, co-founder of Brighton’s own Tru Thoughts who will mark his company’s fifteenth anniversary by discussing the ins and outs of founding and running an independent record company. Attendees will hear Luis’ advice for aspiring label owners, and find out what’s it like working at an independent record company in 2014, and how he keeps finding and signing such great artists.

TGE:DIY takes place on Saturday 10 May at The Basement in Brighton. Full info is online at this link. The day is open to all Great Escape delegates, plus standalone DIY tickets are now available for just £15. Click here to buy yours.



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