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Music + Deals at The Great Escape next Thursday

By | Published on Thursday 4 May 2023

Cassine Bering, Charlie Pearce, Pat Carr, Dani Deahl

The Great Escape takes place in Brighton next week, with the CMU+TGE Sessions sitting at the heart of the TGE Conference once again. Over three days the CMU team will put the spotlight on three key themes: music and education, music and deals, and music and the creator economy.

Music + Deals – presented in association with beatBread – takes place on Thursday 11 May. Tapping into CMU Insights research, we will look at deal-making across the music industry in 2023, including the deals done between artists and their business partners, and between the industry and other businesses making use of music.

We will begin the day by discussing what music-makers who are running their own artist businesses need from their industry partners – including money, marketing and infrastructure – and what assets they have to offer those partners – including rights, revenues and reach. We will then look at the different options now available to artists and the deals they may seek to negotiate.

Later in the day we’ll look at the latest music consumption trends and ask what impact they will have on the industry’s digital deals in the future – plus we’ll investigate how samples and interpolations are delivering new licensing opportunities for songwriters and music publishers.

The schedule for the day runs like this…

10.00-11.00: The Artist Business In 2023 – Rights, Revenues & Reach
11.00-11.30: Accelerating The Artist Business – What Artists Need
11.45-12.45: Artists & Deals – The Landscape
12.45-13.15: Keynote Conversation
14.00-14.30: Keynote Conversation
14.30-14.45: Speed Briefing – Working With Music, Who Controls What?
14.45-15.45: Platforms & Consumption – Digital Innovation & Trends In 2023
16.00-17.00: Sync, Samples, Stems & Interpolations – Licensing Evolution & Trends In 2023

And among the people speaking are the following…

Alex Putman – Founder, untitled (recs) + Music Consultant, CELINE
Andy Robinson – CEO, Interstellar Music Services
Aneta Wrzos – Creative Director, Elephant Music
Cassine Bering – Solicitor, Briffa
Charlie Pearce – Founder + CEO, Neverno Management
Chris Cooke – Founder + MD, CMU
Dani Deahl – Head Of Communications & Creator Insights, Bandlab
David Marcus – EVP Of Global Music, Ticketmaster
Grayson Sanders – Co-CEO, Chordal
Louis Brown – COO + General Manager, NQ
Louis Napoletani – Senior Product Manager, Mythical Games
Mark Terry – Head Of Europe, beatBread
Pat Carr – Founder, Remote Control
Sarah Jones – General Manager, Songkick
Shrina Patel – Senior Director Business & Legal Affairs, Merlin
Silvia Montello – CEO, Association Of Independent Music
Smade – Promoter – Co-Founder, Afro Nation
Sophie Goossens – Partner, ReedSmith
Thando Zulu – Founder, Zulu Music

Click here for more details about the day and to get your delegate pass.