The conference schedule for ILMC’s 30th anniversary edition has been launched.
Topics scheduled for the discussion at International Live Music Conference range from artist fees, security, ticketing and ethics, to blockchain, gender, virtual reality, and a plethora of agency, venue and festival sessions.
Highlights will include legendary artist manager Peter Mensch in conversation with Ed Bicknell during The Breakfast Meeting and The Music Business: United We Stand, which invites five industry figureheads to discuss what shape the joined-up wider music business will take.
Security: Rock and a hard place asks what’s next for the live business following multiple serious incidents over the last two years; Ticketing: Paying the price brings pricing, pre-sales and secondary go under the microscope while Gender: Calm down, what’s the fuss? questions whether the live industry has a problem with gender and equality. Business Ethics: Why do we alien-ate each other? lifts the lid on murky business practices.
The invite-only conference takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London from March 6-9.
“With external threats from terrorism to Brexit, new technologies driving change, and topics such as gender and ethics questioning the very framework of the business, there’s never been an edition of ILMC when there was more to discuss,” said conference head Greg Parmley.
A committee of over 100 professionals worldwide helps build the ILMC agenda, with input also drawn from key industry associations. The invitation-only event welcomes over 1,000 of the world’s leading live music professionals from over 60 countries each year.
The ILMC agenda incorporates general meetings, dedicated workshops, the Festival Summit 2018 and Venue Summit 2018 as well as numerous industry association AGMs.
Further sessions and details of all guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.