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Early-bird rate ending tomorrow!

ILMC’s early-bird rate ends tomorrow at 18:00 GMT, so there’s precisely 30 hours left to save on the price of attending the world’s favourite live music business conference.  

Overseas members can still make the most of favourable exchange rates, thanks in part due to Brexit. And with no change to visa or immigration systems until long after this year’s ILMC, London remains as accessible as ever. 

An ILMC registration includes access to all panels, presentations, networking areas and most events; an invitation list restricted to the industry’s top movers and shakers; five-star lunches and tea & coffee breaks; reduced hotel rates; entry to shows across London during ILMC, and much more. 

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More ILMC 32 sessions

Before the full provisional agenda goes live next week, here’s a preview of two more sessions on the schedule…


With an Instagram-ideal vertical stage having launched last year, and show design increasingly influenced by the ubiquitous presence of mobile phones at events, The Insta-Generation: Live through a lens asks whether live is now a slave to the camera lens? Discussing the merits and pitfalls of digital’s impact on live music, Live Nation’s Jackie Wilgar leads a lineup of marketing, promoting and production specialists on Weds 4 March, to discuss working for the Insta-Generation. 



On Friday 6 March, ATC Live’s Stacey Pragnell chairs Mental Health: Next steps for live. With mental wellness now a central topic of discussion within the business, and as both institutions and individuals begin to put their mental health first, how can the industry continue to build on this momentum? From addressing the 24/7 working culture; to safety nets, services and spaces for those in need, the support network that’s needed is still in its infancy. An invited panel of guests consider the next best steps to safeguard our workforce

The Arthurs: Have you voted?

Voting for the live music industry’s Oscars is still open, and all ILMC members and IQ Magazine readers are eligible to take part. Who’ll take home the coveted statuettes in categories such as top agent, promoter, venue, festival, ticketer, assistant, new boss, and professional?

A host of the industry’s top professionals and events are up for awards, and YOU decide who’s most worthy. If you haven’t already taken part, click here to potentially make someone's year... Our virtual polls close on Friday 14 February at 18:00 GMT.

And to be in the room when it all takes place, tickets are available for the Arthur Awards Winners’ Dinner, which takes place at the opulent Sheraton Grand Park Lane on Thursday 5 March. Click here for more info about this event or to attend.

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Latest Panels Announced

Thursday 5 March sees a day-long strand of sessions, the ILMC Venue Summit, which will mostly take place at The Baglioni, ILMC’s new second site. The summit kicks off at 10:00 at the Royal Garden Hotel with:

Venue’s Venue: New builds, new brands.
With a slew of new buildings announced, and the corporate landscape continuing to change, the venue market is evolving faster than ever. With the merger of AEG and SMG, and ongoing international expansion plans by US-based venue chains, what’s the impact on the rest of the live music business? Will artists be restricted by turf wars and multinational allegiances, or will the touring map continue to grow for the benefit of all? AEG Facilities’ John Langford chairs this popular session.
Ticketing: The price is right
Later that day (14:00 – 15:15), ILMC’s James Drury leads this year’s ticketing session. The shift to mobile ticketing has brought a seismic shift in what a ticket is and what it can do. As the ticket evolves from being purely a token for entry into a method of communication around a mobile device, what does this mean for ticket companies, technology suppliers, promoters, and ultimately – the fans? Impacting social and digital marketing, apps, location-based services, and, of course, the tenacious spectre of resale, the impact is considerable. So just how is ticketing set to change over the next five years, and how can promoters, agents, venues and ticketers stay ahead of the curve?