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IQ Magazine

IQ is the essential magazine for the international live music business, publishing news, features, analysis and comment for those operating in 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 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?

IQ Magazine - Issue 79
Issue 79
  • Metal Health
  • 25 Years of Mojo
  • Market Focus: Germany
  • Touring with Dinosaurs

Comment: Arnold van der Water: What Makes A Successful Touring Expo? Is 2018 the Year of French Pop? Clementine Bunel looks at the Plight of African Acts On Tour Trust in the Power of Youth with Glen Rowe

Issue 78
  • The Staging Industry
  • Touring Exhibitions
  • Two Decades of Triple A
  • Market Report: Australia & New Zealand

Comment: Volker May on German's Promoters Why the Industry is Missing Out - Marcus Russel Jim King on All Points Festival in London Country Music - Nathalie Cox

Issue 77
  • ILMC 30: The Report Issue
  • Kilimanjaro at 10
  • Happy Birthday, Steve Strange
  • Market Report: Denmark

Comment: Protecting Festivals with Gavin Hepburn Mike Malak - Kid Talks Dr Julia Jones: The 360-degree Value of Live Music Simplifying the Live Sector Supply Chain

IQ Magazine Issue 76
  • ILMC 30 - The Agenda
  • ITB at 40
  • Four Decades of DEAG
  • Market Focus: Belgium

Comment: Ian Taylor: The Psychology of Ticket Pricing Festival Trends with Katie McPhee Thomas Ovesen on the Middle East Music Branding GDPR

IQ Magazine Issue 75
  • ILMC 30 Launch Issue
  • Market Report: Austria
  • The Gaffer Award 2017
  • European Festival Report 2017

Comment: Audrey Guerre & Live DMA Network Safe Gigs for Women - Sarah Claudine Simeon Pranger's Strategic Mindset Central Eastern Europe

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