Downtown Music Founder and CEO Justin Kalifowitz (pictured) will take part in a keynote ‘in-conversation’ at the Great Escape 2019 in Brighton, UK on Thursday, May 9.
Kalifowitz’s appearance at the conference follow’s Downtown’s recent acquisition of AVL Digital Group and its portfolio of businesses, including CD Baby, AdRev, DashGo and Soundrop.
He joins previously announced keynote interviewee Cassandra Gracey (President of Sony Music UK’s 4th Floor Creative Group), and artist Chilly Gonzales, who was also confirmed today (April 9).
This year’s edition of the conference will take place at its new home at Jury’s Inn Waterfront from May 8-11, 2019 in Brighton, England.
The Great Escape has also today announced the addition of O2 Presents: DIY Academy to the TGE Conference programme, a day of sessions, panels and networking opportunities aimed at emerging artists, musicians and students.
Speakers for O2 Presents: DIY Academy include Ditto Music, Live Nation, O2 and Atlantic Records.
“The Great Escape is all about supporting future talent and bringing together the greatest leaders in the music industry.”
Rory Bett, MAMA Festivals
Rory Bett, CEO MAMA Festivals said: “The Great Escape is all about supporting future talent and bringing together the greatest leaders in the music industry.
“It is why we are very excited to team up with O2 to deliver O2 Presents: DIY Academy, which will offer artists and students plus the next generation of TGE delegates the chance to learn from some of the music industry’s most prominent figures.
“Thanks to O2, TGE delegates will have access to panels and networking opportunities, to help elevate their careers to the next level.”
“It’s incredibly important that we continue to recognise and support new and emerging talent within the music industry.”
Paul Shulver, O2
Paul Shulver, Head of Music, O2 added: “It’s incredibly important that we continue to recognise and support new and emerging talent within the music industry.
“O2 Presents: DIY Academy has a packed agenda with some really great speakers, sharing their knowledge and expertise across a wide range of topics.
“The day will be a source of invaluable information for anybody looking to start or further their career in music and we hope to see some of the attendees perform at one of our 19 O2 Academy venues in the near future.”Music Business Worldwide