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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 Magazine Issue 88
Issue 88
  • Rod MacSween - Agent of the Decade
  • Slipknot on Tour
  • Market Focus: Scotland
  • The ILMC Agenda

Comment: Claudio Trotta Talks Algorithms African Music Festivals with Chin Okeke Mark Alexander - A Place for Secondary Ticketing Jo Young Previews Futures Forum 2020 Sacha Lord Talks Nightlife

IQ Magazine Issue 87
Issue 87
  • ILMC 32 Launches
  • Dido - Live for Rent
  • Market Focus: Russia
  • The Gaffer

Comment: Chris Johnson Applauds Sustainability Efforts Encountering Trans Musicales with Beatrice with Béatrice Macé Boyan Robert Pinter in Defense of the Bulgarian Live Music Market Promotional Difficulties: With Mary Gavala

Issue 86
  • The Inexorable Rise of Latin American Music
  • Chris Homer Celebrates 30 Years in The Business
  • Market Focus: Spain
  • Music Cruises

Comment: Dan Steinberg Talks Promoter 101 Podcasts Live Event Security with Mark Hamilton Martin Goebbels - A State of Commotion Heather Peace Redresses the Balance

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?

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