The Great Escape Online

Join The Great Escape Online, this May 13th-14th, 2 days of new music discovery, discussions, debates, and networking.

Free for all to enjoy will be our virtual festival channel, where you can experience a huge snapshot of the best new artists showcasing their talents alongside exclusive interviews and more.


At the core of the conference will be CMU+TGE program, curated and hosted by the music business experts at CMU. This year’s CMU+TGE program will be split into three main strands…

Future Music Talent will look at how music educators and the music industry can better support entrepreneurial early-career music-makers, how COVID has impacted the fanbase building process for DIY phase artists, and why it’s more important than ever to educate the creative community about copyright and data.

Future Music Strategies will consider the latest trends in streaming, fanbase building, and the direct-to-fan relationship, and investigate what the touring and festival markets will look like in the post-COVID, post-Brexit world. What technologies, data, influencers, partnerships, and strategies will be essential for success in the years ahead?

Future Music World will investigate and celebrate initiatives that are making the music world more diverse, more sustainable, and more healthy, and consider the role music-makers and the music industry can play in tackling prejudice in society, addressing the climate emergency, and rebuilding communities as we recover from the pandemic.


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