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Brian Molko added to Great Escape conversation line-up

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Brian Molko completes the In Conversation line-up at this year’s CMU-programmed Great Escape Convention, which takes place in Brighton next week (10-12 May). The Placebo frontman will appear in conversation with 6music’s Matt Everitt as part of a whole day of sessions presented by PRS For Music on 10 May, the first day of this year’s Great Escape.

As Placebo embark on a summer of festival dates, Molko will discuss a decade and a half in the spotlight, his creative process, and the continued thrill of live performance. Plus, particularly relevant given the DIY theme that will appear elsewhere at this year’s Great Escape Convention, we’ll get some insights on Placebo’s last album ‘Battle For The Sun’, which the band chose to self-release, striking up different licensing deals around the world, with very impressive results.

Confirming his interviewer role at the Great Escape Convention this year, Everitt told CMU: “There’s something special about interviewing someone live in front of an intimate audience – especially when it’s someone as fascinating, talented and unique as Brian. It’s going be an opportunity for me to speak to a musician who rarely gives interviews, and to discover more about his career, his life and how he regards his music and the industry around him, as well as to hear some stories that may not be suitable for repetition anywhere else!”

For the third year running, PRS For Music will present a whole day of sessions at next week’s Great Escape Convention. As well as the in conversation with Brian Molko, PRS For Music’s Chief Economist Will Page will present a keynote session looking at where the British music industry is heading in 2012, with contributions from Universal Music Group’s Olly Barnes, Live Nation Entertainment’s Tim Chambers and sync expert Ruth Simmons from soundlounge.

Meanwhile, other PRS For Music-organised sessions will look at the PR battle for legislative reform over copyright and the second screening phenomenon in TV, while the Make It Happen panel will offer practical tips to three new bands. Full details about these and the whole convention schedule for 2012 is now online at escapegreat.com/conversations

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