NEWS: 100 new acts announced for The Great Escape 2016

NEWS: The Great Escape Insights Programme Announced

Location: Brighton

Dates: 19th – 20th May 2016

The Great Escape revealed details of its Insights programme for 2016. The annual convention will bring together 3500 industry professionals to discuss challenges facing the music business.

The keynote speaker will be Pledge Music’s founder Benji Rogers, who will outline ways in which new technologies can make digital payments quicker and fairer. Digital music experts Sammy Andrews and Andy Edwards will join him to explore issues around transparency and digital royalties.

Brittney Bean, digital entrepreneur and Tracks2 co-founder, will host a discussion of the future of music video.  Speakers will look at how the artistic freedom of the medium can be balanced with its commercial potential, including the licensing challenges it presents.

Chris Cooke of CMU, DICE’s Jen Long and DJ/producer John ‘00’ Fleming will host a DIY Programme, focusing on the challenges artists face in putting on live events.

Early bird tickets have sold out but other tickets, including the 3 day festival saver pass, can be bought here.

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.