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Diversity, management, country and more for ILMC 31

Accessibility, new technology and wider trends in live entertainment will also be debated at the 31st ILMC this March

By IQ on 17 Jan 2019

ILMC30 The Venue’s Venue: Spaces for stars

ILMC returns to the Royal Garden Hotel on 5–8 March

Following last week’s announcement of Roger Daltrey as the keynote interview, six further sessions have been confirmed for March’s 31st International Live Music Conference (ILMC).

In The Manager’s Office: Conjuring careers, the MMF’s Fiona McGugan invites a line-up of leading artist managers to consider how they view the changing nature of talent development, and live music’s place within it.

Country Music: Walking the line sees Live Nation’s Anna-Sophie Mertens examine how Nashville’s sound and ethos are influencing all genres in the business, while Semmel’s Christoph Scholz previews stereoscopes, holograms, sideshows and the latest in non-music shows in Touring Entertainment: New illusions.

In Diversity: Breaking the spell, PRS Foundation CEO Vanessa Reed leads a discussion about how the live business can attract and benefit from a more diverse workforce.

The full ILMC 31 conference schedule will be revealed this month

The ever–popular New Technology: It’s a kind of magic sees host Steve Machin introduce the latest technology and innovation from across the business, while Attitude is Everything CEO Suzanne Bullchairs Accessibility: Unlocking the purple pound and asks how the industry is accommodating the growing numbers of deaf and disabled fans at live shows.

The new panel announcements follow that of the first round of ILMC panels and sessions in December, and Breakfast Meeting interviewee Daltrey last week, with the full conference schedule set to be announced later this month.

ILMC, the leading gathering of the international live music business, takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in west London from 5 to 8 March. The discounted earlybird rate for delegate passes expires on 23 January.


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