Accessibility, new technology and wider trends in live entertainment will also be debated at the 31st ILMC this March
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More of the great and the good of the global concert and festival businesses sign up to panels – plus, make sure you vote in the live music 'Oscars', the Arthur Awards
By IQ on 17 Feb 2016
With the 28th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) fast approaching, more of the top names from the global concert and festival businesses have signed up to the leading annual gathering of live music professionals.
On Friday 4 March, Charles Attal (C3 Presents) and Russell Warby (WME) join the Festival Forum session; Pino Sagliocco (Live Nation Spain) will sit in on The Dance Club: The beat goes on?; and Anthony Addis (Brontone) and Martin Vierrath (GEMA) are added to Performance Royalties: Shows, songs and settlements.
On Saturday 5 March, Steve Strange (X-ray Touring), Salomon Hazot (Nous Productions) and Michael Hapka (Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin) join the Show Safety session, while Geoff Meall (UTA), Scumeck Sabottka (MCT Agentur) and Andrew Parsons (Ticketmaster) line up for Ticketing: The disruptors. Nancy Skipper (EAA) and Martin Ingham (NAA) join The Venue’s Venue, and Alex Bruford (ATC Live), Herman Schueremans (Live Nation Belgium), Paul Franklin (CAA) and Dan Steinberg (Emporium Presents) participate in Industry Relationships: Setting the moral compass.
The full list of confirmed speakers for each session can be found here.
Votes have also been pouring in for the Oscars for the live music industry, the Arthur Awards. All ILMC members and IQ subscribers are eligible to vote for their favourite agent, venue, promoter and more here. Voting closes on Friday 19 February at 18.00 GMT.
An invitation-only event for live music professionals, ILMC takes place from 3–6 March at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. The conference always sells out in advance, with 1,000 delegates in attendance; other sessions already announced this year include workshops with Google, YouTube and Twitter and panels on festivals, venues, ticketing, loyalty, show safety and new technology.
A full agenda was announced earlier this month.