After a super busy and exciting opening day, The Great Escape Festival is going on today, with matinee showcases from Showcasing Scotland, Music Nova Scotia & Breakout West present Canada House, Marathon Artists, Dutch Impact Party, Swiss Business Mixer, Horizons, New Music From Wales, New Zealand at TGE, SESAC, Music From Ireland and Urban Development presents Industry Takeover Showcase.
Today's conferences are The Export Conference - 'Breaking Out Beyond Brexit' plus The Royalties Conference - 'Where's My Fucking Money?', while there is also a great selection of panels taking place again at The Old Courtroom.
Moreover, this afternoon, SoundCloud will be hosting a panel discussion from 3-4pm at The Basement (24 Kensington Street, Brighton) that takes a look at music and the new streaming age. Moderated by MusicAlly’s Stuart Dredge, the panel brings together key players from various facets of the industry. Artist manager Matt Johnson from Red Light Management, who looks after acts such as Oh Wonder, Ten Tonnes and Lewis Watson, upcoming London based musician and visual artist Kojey Radical alongside Julia Killer, Senior Content Relations Manager at SoundCloud, will come together to discuss the new music economy and draw on first-hand experience to give an overview of the opportunities the music industry of today offers artists.
The conversation will explore the evolution of the music industry, look at where it is today and predict where it might go next, providing a view on the new revenue streams available to creators. With the abundance of tools now available to artists, the panelists will offer an overview on their strategies, discuss how best to utilise digital channels to build an initial fan base and provide insight on how to connect with the industry to begin building a career.
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