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The Great Escape Festival And Conference 2021

The Great Escape returns in 2021 as on online version taking place on 13th and 14th of May with a cutting-edge line up of  brand new and established artists to celebrate new music discovery.

Alongside the gigs there’s a conference featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.

Our very own Songwriter Committee Member Cass The Beatmaker will join The Future Music World  discussion on ‘Has The Digital Revolution Liberated Or Locked Out Music-Makers?’

There has never been a greater time to be a music-maker, with digital tools and channels making it easier to create music and get it to a global audience. But there has never been a more challenging time to be a music-maker, with so much competition, and new technologies and business models to navigate and understand.

The panel will discuss the pros and cons of being a music-maker in the modern world, and how the industry can better support creators seeking to build an audience and career in a sustainable healthy way.   Join the debate!

Friday, 14 May, 2021 15:00  to 15:55

Also join our very own Chair of The Ivors Academy Trust Cliff Fluet and The Ivors Academy Chair of The Ethics Committee, Charlene Brown  who will take part in the panel discussion  around ‘Cancel Culture – Good, Bad Or Non-Existent?’.

Everyone’s talking about cancel culture, but does it really exist?  What does it mean to be “cancelled” and how do we tackle offensive, abusive and misleading content online without damaging each person’s freedom of expression?

How should the music industry – and music media – respond when music-makers make music that some find offensive, especially if the offence is deliberate and part of the creative process? We tackle some tricky topics of the moment in what should be a very lively debate.

WHEN: Friday 14 May 16:00 to 16:55

For further information on the festvial, conference and how to register or purchase a pass follow this link: https://greatescapefestival.com/conference/futuremusicworld/

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