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IQ Magazine

IQ is the essential magazine for the international live music business, publishing news, features, analysis & comment covering the global concert and festival businesses.

The print version of IQ Magazine is circulated to around 4,000 individuals and companies in more than 70 countries; it is also distributed online and digitally, reaching a global audience of 20,000 live entertainment professionals. The core subscribers are the world’s leading promoters, booking agents, venue operators and festival organisers.

IQ is produced by the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), the foremost meeting place for live music professionals worldwide. ILMC provides an annual platform for vital discussion and debate, while IQ continues that forum year-round.

IQ is available via a nominal annual subscription fee. To subscribe, click here.


Previous issues

IQ Issue 85
Issue 85
  • Tom Schroeder Anniversary
  • Market Report: Norway
  • IFF 2019
  • The New Bosses Shortlist

Comment: Eric Stuart Talks Security Sustainability Goals with Shaun Shapiro & Tom Huston Mariana Sanchotene Looks at EDM Mike Malak & Anne Bewers on the Shift From Coda to Paradigm

Issue 84
  • Market Report: Japan
  • Touring Exhibitions
  • Wacken Open Air Celebrates
  • Roberto de Luca Marks 40 Years in The Biz

Comment: Judith Clumpas Talks Green Arenas Claire O'Neill Provides Environmental Updates Neo Sala on the Cancellation of Doctor Music Fest Lawyer Rob Eakins on GDPR

IQ Magazine - Issue 83 Cover
Issue 83
  • CTS Eventim at 30
  • ILMC 2019: The Report
  • On Tour with Post Malone
  • Market Report: Switzerland

Comment: Elisa Thoma on European Clubs & Venues The Need for Local Expertise - Archie Hamilton Country Goes Mainstream - Phyllis Belezos Adam Goodyer Asks: Do I Need an App?

Issue 82
  • ILMC 31's Magical Agenda
  • Market Report: Middle East
  • Snow Patrol on Tour
  • Pino Sagliocco's (Secret) 40th Anniversary in the Biz

Comment: Tent Waste at Festivals with A Greener Festival's Teresa Moore Neil Warnock MBE Talks Nordoff Robbins Lisa Boden Shah on Live Investments Environmental Impacts of Travel with Ben Robinson Lucie Caswell on Brexit and the Live Industry

IQ Magazine - Issue 81
Issue 81
  • Matt Bates Celebrates 20 Years in the Biz
  • The Gaffer 2018: Chris Marsh
  • Market Focus: Netherlands
  • 35 Years of CAA

Comment: Claire Singer Looks at Diversity in the Live Industry Joe Chialo Discusses the Music Coming out of Africa The Italian Market With Angela Curiella Big D Zaretsky Considers Equality

IQ Issue 80
Issue 80
  • Market Report: Sweden
  • Chris York - The Guvnor
  • U2 on Tour
  • The Growth of Jazz

Comment: Chris Hammam on safety Damon Culbert - Glastonbury and the Trouble with Brexit Hilde Spille - How Healthy is the Live Music Industry?

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