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The Great Escape


May 13 - 16 2020


09:00 - 17:00

The Great Escape Conference

About the conference

The TGE Conference is the programme of events presented especially for the 3500 music industry professionals who attend The Great Escape festival each year.

Running from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 May 2020, the TGE Conference includes the acclaimed CMU+TGE conference programme, a wide-ranging series of panels presented by our industry partners, numerous formal and informal networking opportunities, and educational sessions especially for those at the start of their music careers.

Across this programme, the TGE Conference enables delegates to learn about the latest trends, developments and opportunities in the music business, to debate and tackle the biggest issues and challenges, and to connect and do business with fellow music industry professionals from across the globe.



The TGE Conference 2020 consists of several strands outlined below…


The CMU + TGE Conferences

Three full-day conferences within the conference where music business experts CMU put the spotlight on three key areas of the business: music education, music media and global music markets. These are unlike any other music conference. With five hours to delve deep into each topic, they combine original research, how-to guides and timely case studies with one-on-one interviews and lively debates with and between key leaders and innovators in the music business and beyond. CLICK HERE for more info.


TGE’s DIY Academy

A day of sessions, panels and networking opportunities for emerging musicians, music students and early-career music industry professionals taking place on the Saturday of TGE. These educational sessions are open to festival wristband holders as well as delegates.


The Partner Panels

Alongside the CMU+TGE programme, TGE’s music industry partners together present a wide-ranging series of panel discussions, each focused on a different aspect of the modern music business. We publish details of each year’s Partner Panel programme in April.


AIM House

In addition to the Partner Panels, the Association Of Independent Music hosts a whole programme of events for TGE delegates at AIM House. Based at The Queens Hotel, it’s a hub and home for the independent music community at TGE.


Networking and parties

The TGE Conference is THE festival of networking in the music business. Delegates have access to a packed programme of parties and more formal networking opportunities. We publish details of each year’s Networking & Parties programme in April.



Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 13 - 16 2020
  • Time: 04:00 - 12:00