The Great Escape will return to Brighton, England May 15-17 with an impressive line-up of artists and speakers for the live festival and industry convention, along with discounted weekend passes for BMI affiliates.
Musical highlights will include performances by Vampire Weekend, The Wombats, The Fratellis, The Subways, Young Knives, These New Puritans, Iron and Wine, Crystal Castles, Okkevil River, Lightspeed Champion, Black Mountain, Sunset Rubdown, and many more.
Convention participants include Terry Mcbride (Nettwerk Group), Fred Bolza (Sony BMG), Michael Bayler (Rights Marketing), Greg Parmley (IQ magazine), Miranda Sawyer, Anthony Volodkin (Hype Machine), Jeremey Silver (Avid Education), Justin Kalifowitz (Downtown Music Publishing), Darren Taylor (Rocksound), and other industry notables.
BMI will co-moderate a publishing panel and is hosting rock and acoustic showcases. The discounted (£99) passes for BMI affiliates can be obtained at www.escapegreat.com/549ec/.