The Great Escape announces Australia + 2019 Conference themes

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The Great Escape has today revealed Australia to take lead country partner pulling in a host of new acts from the other side of the world and the main key themes announced for The Great Escape Conference – Music Education, Digital Dollars, Music Marketing.

The Great Escape will be kicking off festival season by playing host to over 450 up and coming artists and music-led convention across 35 walk-able venues from 8-11 May 2019 in Brighton, England.

AUSTRALIA – LEAD COUNTRY PARTNER

Following the massively successful partnership with Australia in 2010 which saw the country send over a host of then rising, huge talent including The Temper Trap, Gotye, Courtney Barnett and Iggy Azalea, The Great Escape is excited to pair up again to celebrate SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s 10th Year of Exporting Australian Music to the UK.

The Executive Producer at SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, Millie Millgate, explains - “We are thrilled to be heading to Brighton this May as lead country, as we celebrate SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s 10th Year of Exporting Australian Music to the UK. We cherish our partnership with The Great Escape team and recognise the incredible impact the festival has had for countless Australian artists and music businesses in the last decade. Year upon year The Great Escape has been the vehicle from which Australian artists have secured deals, garnered media attention and converted new audiences and we believe the Australian focus in 2019 will continue to deliver these career-building outcomes”.

Today The Great Escape announces it’s first wave of up and coming Aussie acts to play the 2019 festival which include punk band These New South Whales, indie folk threesome Sons of the East, grunge rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, soul singer songwriter Allysha Joy, tiresome punk trio Cable Ties, scuzz girl band Body Type and alternative rock foursome TROPICAL FUCK STORM. Also, announced as part of the FIRST FIFTY, Jeffe and Emerson Snowe.

TGE 2019 CONFERENCE – THE FESTIVAL FOR NETWORKING

The Great Escape has announced the key themes that will be explored at the 2019 conference. The festival for new music business and networking, bringing together top industry professionals, inspirational figures and the best creative minds, The Great Escape Conference provides a platform for delegates to learn about the latest trends, developments and opportunities in the music industry.

Unlike other music conferences, The Great Escape Conference presents one key theme per day, allowing delegates to dig much deeper to understand and debate key trends and developments within the music industry and the business of new music. The following themes will be across the three days -

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY | MUSIC EDUCATION: BUILDING BRIDGES NOT WALLS

THURSDAY 9 MAY | DIGITAL DOLLARS: GETTING PAID AS WELL AS PLAYED

FRIDAY 10 MAY | MUSIC MARKETING: MAKING SURE PEOPLE GIVE A SHIT

Published on 30 November 2018 by Ben Robinson

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