The Great Escape is Europe’s leading festival for new music and the UK’s biggest music industry event, bringing together 3000+ music business professionals from across the world for three days of music, debate, insights and networking in Brighton each May.
The CMU Insights team has programmed the convention side of The Great Escape since 2011, curating a programme of panels, debates, conversations and networking sessions each year, and presenting core conference sessions exploring the latest trends and issues in the wider music business.

For details of the next edition of The Great Escape check the festival’s website at, or for regular updates sign up to the CMU Daily.

You can read about past editions of the CMU Insights programmed TGE Convention here:
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

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