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CMU+TGE 2021: Friday’s Keynote In Conversations

By | Published on Thursday 29 April 2021

TGE Friday In Conversations: Nadia Khan, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Ole Obermann

The Great Escape Online is taking place on 13 and 14 May, with a packed conference programme of interviews, webinars, briefings and debates, both on-demand and live, as well as networking opportunities galore within a bespoke online conference platform.

As well as curating three strands of briefings and panel discussions, CMU is also presenting a number of keynote in conversations this year.

These are in-depth 25 minute interviews with industry leaders, talking through their respective careers to date, getting the lowdown on their current roles and projects, and discussing some of the key challenges and opportunities in music and media in 2021.

There will be three keynote in conversations on the second day of TGE Online, Friday 14 May.

First up at midday, we’ll be talking to Nadia Khan, the leading artist manager and label owner who heads up CTRL Management and the labels DENCH Records and CTRL Records. She is also founder of Women In CTRL, an organisation that seeks to empower women in the music and creative industries, breaking down barriers to career progression. Among other things, we’ll be discussing the series of impactful reports she has recently published putting the spotlight on the need for more diversity in the music and media sectors.

Next, at 12.30pm, we’ll be in conversation with legendary songwriter and CISAC President Björn Ulvaeus from Abba, who – among other things – will be discussing ‘Rebalancing The Song Economy’, the new report he co-produced with music business consultancy MIDiA that puts the spotlight on the challenges faced by songwriters in the streaming age and the how the industry can address those issues.

And finally, at 5pm, we’ll hear from TikTok’s Global Head Of Music Ole Obermann, who will talk through his career to date, the phenomenal rise of TikTok, and how artists and labels are utilising the platform to expand fanbases and drive more streams. Along the way we’ll learn how TikTok and the music community are collaborating to create great content and to excite the app’s massive global audience.

To access all the In Conversation sessions, all the CMU+TGE panels, and all the other content and events happening as part of TGE Online this year, get yourself a delegate pass here.

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