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IQ 77, with Steve Strange, Kili and Sam Smith, out now

The latest issue of IQ Magazine spotlights ILMC 30, Sam Smith's latest tour, the Danish market, Kili's 10th and, in a surprise feature, X-ray founder Steve Strange at 50

By IQ on 10 May 2018

IQ 77 cover

A report from this year’s out-of-this-world ILMC and IQ’s first-ever surprise feature, commemorating Steve Strange’s 50th birthday, are the headline acts in a bumper 77th issue of the magazine.

Our ILMC round-up presents panel and event highlights from the conference’s 30th birthday bash – a taster of the full report online at ILMC.com – while, ahead of this month’s compliance deadline, data protection expert Giles Watkins has a ten-step guide to readying your business for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We also surprise affable Ulsterman and X-ray Touring founder Steve Strange with a look back at his 50-year career in the agency business. “It was quite an undertaking to ask so many people in the business to participate in our secret venture without anyone letting the cat out of the bag,” says IQ editor Gordon Masson, “so well done everyone for keeping shtum!”

Elsewhere, scaling the heights on their tenth birthday are the good folk at Kilimanjaro Live, while festival association Yourope turns 20; we speak to the promoters around the world who are expecting great things from Sam Smith’s The Thrill of it All tour; and our resident market report guru, Adam Woods, visits Denmark to learn why the Danes are the happiest people on the planet.

There’s also the usual crop of comment pieces from industry experts, along with new tech, agency signings, news from industry associations and much more.

As always, most content from the magazine will appear online in some form over the next few months. However, if you can’t wait for your fix of essential live music industry features, comment and analysis, click here to subscribe now.


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