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The full agenda for this year's International Live Music Conference has been announced online today
By IQ on 03 Feb 2016
A unique Q&A with the most influential figure in the live music business, Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino, will kick off this year’s International Live Music Conference (ILMC).
Rapino, who has been at the helm of Live Nation since its formation in 2015, will be interviewed as part of the first half of ‘The Open Forum: The bosses level’ session, with the second half featuring an all-star cast of industry executives discussing the last 12 months in the international business, key issues and topics and the year ahead.
The full agenda for the 28th ILMC was launched online today at 28.ilmc.com/agenda.
“We’re building on the ILMC schedule that was revamped last year to include 50 per cent more sessions and a new workshop programme,” says ILMC head Greg Parmley. “ILMC begins this year with a unique Q&A with Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino, and then topics run the breadth of the contemporary live music business before Sunday’s Breakfast Meeting with WME’s Marc Geiger. From tech, festivals, branding and safety, to EDM, venues, agencies and even loyalty, it looks like our 28th edition will be one to remember.”
An invitation-only event, ILMC typically sells out in advance, welcoming over 1,000 of the world’s leading live music professionals from over 60 countries. Other highlights of the agenda this year include:
Other conference topics include show safety (this session will be announced shortly); EDM; performance royalties; the scourge of escalating artist fees and competing festivals; emerging markets and new business; industry relationships and the role of loyalty.
ILMC takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London from 3 to 6 March.