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IQ Magazine

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

IQ Magazine complements our daily news coverage and award-winning editorial, with deeper analysis, longform features, market reports, new signings & comment.

IQ Magazine is read and referenced by the world’s leading promoters, booking agents, venue operators and festival organisers.

The print version (temporarily halted due to COVID-19) is circulated to around 4,000 individuals and companies in more than 70 countries. Online, the magazine reaches a global audience of 20,000 live entertainment professionals.

IQ Magazine is currently published monthly and available to read digitally with any IQ subscription.

A preview version of the latest edition of IQ is below, but if you’d like to read the full magazine, or any of our back issues, then please login below Latest Issues.

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IQ 107 Preview:


Latest issues

Issue 107
  • 2021: Year in Review
  • Leading the Way: The State of the Business
  • Tech: Blockchain
  • New Dates for ILMC

Comment: Wayne Forte Talks Mad Dogs & Englishmen Ticket Tout Strategy with Richard Davies Your Shout: "What was your best live moment of 2021?"

Issue 106
  • What's On at ILMC 34
  • Operation Phoenix: Reopening Arenas
  • Liam Gallagher Returns to Knebworth
  • The Astroworld Tragedy

Comment: Suzanne Hunt Talks Squeeze's US Tour Gregor Pryor on the Challenges of the Metaverse Debbie Taylor Shares Her Recent GNR Tour Experience Your Shout: Who Would Be Your Three Ideal Dinner Guests?

IQ Issue 105
Issue 105
  • International Ticketing Yearbook 2021
  • Recruitment & Restaffing
  • Javor Talks Coldplay
  • October's New Signings

Comment: A Greener Festival's Claire O'Neill Says the Live Industry is Coming of Age Marta Pallarès on the Current Touring Deadlock Between Spain and the UK Your Shout: What's Your Favourite Horror Story?

IQ Issue 104
Issue 104
  • IFF 2021
  • Lights, Sound, Screens
  • The Rise of Cashless Payments
  • GEI - The Summer Edition

Comment: MVT's Mark Davyd Talks Grassroots Jürgen Schlensog & Sven Meyer on Jazzopen Stuttgarts Obstacles Your Shout: "If you had 25 hours a day, how would you use your extra time?"

IQ Magazine - Issue 103
Issue 103
  • New Bosses 2021
  • Green Guardians Guide
  • The Future of Venues
  • Your Shout: "Who would you have on your team in a zombie apocalypse?"

Comment: Holger Jan Schmidt on the aftermath of the Ahr Valley floods Adele Slater talks about Liam Gallagher’s “life-affirming” UK show for NHS workers Oak View Group's Jessica Koravos & Ann Jackson on Building Back Better The Roadie Cookbook's Nick Gosling and Julie Cotton discuss mental health

IQ Magazine - Issue 102
Issue 102
  • IFF2021: The Agenda
  • Future of Live-Streaming
  • Touring Exhibitions 2021
  • Your Shout: "What Won't You Miss About the Business When Live Shows Resume?"

Comment: Luis Sousa Reinvents the Early-bird Ticket GNR's Production Coordinator Debbie Taylor Talks Covid Protocol Oak View Group's Jessica Koravos & Ann Jackson on Building Back Better

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