The Great Escape today announces the core themes that will be explored within its 2017 convention in association with CMU Insights.
Taking place over two venues in two days – basically four conferences in one – the discussion will delve into the debates on music media, exporting music worldwide, royalties and the impact of drugs within the music industry. Aimed at industry professionals and those aspiring to further develop their careers in the music business, the convention will feature a range of experts debating the key points on each topic.
The Media Conference – The crisis in music journalism
Is it still possible to make money out of music media in the digital age? Will music journalism be the preserve of brands in the future? And is music radio ready for its impending collision with the streaming platforms?
The Drugs Conference – Let’s actually save some lives Can artists embrace the sex, drugs and rock n roll lifestyle without damaging their career and their health? And, following the battle for Fabric, what can and what should clubs, promoters, law enforcement and licensing officials be doing to prevent drugs deaths at live music events?
The Export Conference – Breaking out beyond Brexit
A guide to taking new artists global in 2017 featuring tips on going global, including from acts who have benefited from the Music Export Growth Scheme. Plus, how will Brexit impact music in Europe? This conference is presented in partnership with BPI.
The Royalties Conference – Where’s my fucking money
Tracking the money from sale, sync and stream to artist and songwriter. How does collective licensing work worldwide? Why are some artists licensing direct? And where is all of that Spotify money going?
Each conference will comprise a series of talks, discussions and debates from music industry specialists including artists, promoters, managers, label execs and journalists.
The Great Escape General Manager Kevin Moore says: “The convention programme at The Great Escape has repeatedly led the way in recent years by putting the most current music industry talking points under the spotlight, often for the first time, whether that be the power of playlists and the YouTuber, the evolving label/manager relationship, the industry’s myriad data challenges, or the need to address mental health in the music community. This year’s topics look set to continue that trend”.
“Plus, since we launched the ‘four-conferences-in-one’ format with the team at CMU Insights, our conference programme has really stood out by delving much deeper than your average music industry event, so to better enlighten, education and inspire our delegates.”
Published on 20 January 2017 by Ben Robinson