The Great Escape has announced music education, streaming revenue and music marketing as the topics for its 2019 conference.
The Brighton festival’s First Fifty series of gigs are taking place in London this week, as the countdown to the main event on 8-11 May 2019 continues.
The Great Escape will focus on one conference theme per day. On May 8, the music education day will explore how music educators and the business can align for the good of the future of the industry.
TGE’s Digital Dollars day on May 9 will explore the issues around streaming revenue, while the marketing sessions will analyse the changing landscape of music marketing.
While Jury’s Inn Brighton Waterfront has been named as this year’s delegate hub, speakers and the full programme are set to be announced. The festival’s industry partners will also stage a line-up of conferences and panels.
Rory Bett, CEO Mama Festivals and VP Live Nation Europe said: “We’re really proud to have a truly distinct conference programme at The Great Escape by ensuring that we have the time to dig deep into the key issues and trends of the day. When we put the focus on education in 2018, it really felt like we started a movement to more closely align music education with the music industry, so it’s great to be able to further that debate in 2019. Meanwhile, I think we can all agree that for new artists, the big two challenges are getting noticed and getting paid, two things that will be at the fore with our full-day conferences on digital dollars and music marketing.”
Revisit last year’s festival, where Music Week staged an in-depth interview with Fraser T Smith, here.