Insights Blog The Great Escape 2017

Insights Blog: Five more sessions to check out at the CMU@TGE conferences

By | Published on Wednesday 22 March 2017

The CMU Insights conference sits at the heart of the Great Escape Convention: four conferences in one covering media, export, drugs and royalties, together reshaping the business of music. The CMU Insights conferences uniquely combine training elements and original research with interviews, case studies and panel debates involving key people from across the music, media and digital industries. And we’ve just announced details of five more sessions taking place across the four conferences this year…

1. What drugs policies will actually save lives? Following last year’s battle over Fabric, we’ll consider practical and effective ways to make clubs and festivals safer, with Sacha Lord-Marchionne from The Warehouse Project and Nathalie Wainwright – who campaigned to save Fabric and produced a short documentary on the wider challenges facing UK clubs – among those joining the debate.

2. How do sync deals work, and where do original commissions and production music fit in? Sentric Music’s Simon Pursehouse and CMU’s Chris Cooke will provide a concise guide to how sync deals work and how money from TV, movies, games and ads flows through the system. Plus we’ll explain how rights and royalties work with original commissions and production music.

3. How do you even make money out of music journalism in 2017? We find out how four leading music media are driving revenues around their content, with DJ Mag’s Managing Director Martin Carvell, Vice’s Head Of Music Alex Hoffman, GRM Daily’s CEO Posty, and DIY magazine’s Publisher Rupert Vereker and Managing Editor Sarah Jamieson.

4. Don’t get stuck at the border. With artist visas in the news so much lately, we’ll talk Andy Corrigan from Viva La Visa through his list of the top five mistakes music people make when securing visas.

5. Do music PR better. CMU Insights will present the findings of a brand new survey of UK music journalists, revealing the best ways for artists, labels, festivals, publicists and pluggers to reach out to and engage music media.

CMU Insights @ The Great Escape takes place on 18 and 19 May at the heart of the TGE Convention programme. Get a delegates pass to get access to all of the CMU conferences, other convention sessions and parties, and priority access to the TGE festival.