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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 compliments 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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Latest issues

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

IQ Magazine - issue 101
Issue 101
  • LGBTIQ+ List of queer pioneers
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Loud & Proud: The best queer artists

Comment: Raven Twigg on coming out and the Women Connect collective Lotje Horvers' tips for becoming allies Laura Nagtegaal's unique perspective of sexism in the industry What's your favourite Pride moment?

IQ Magazine - Issue 100
Issue 100
  • Recruitment & Restaffing
  • The New Europeans
  • A Brave New Agency World
  • IQ @ 100

Comment: Suzanne Bull talks inclusivity for Deaf and disabled people Peter Noble on the eleventh-hour cancellation of Bluesfest Production Notes: Bill Rahmy's wish list Your Shout: "What Does IQ Mean to You?"

Issue 99
  • NFTs – Ticketing’s Interactive Future?
  • Building Back Greener
  • Your Shout: What's your biggest culinary triumph during lockdown?

Comment: Laura Davidson on her new female-led services agency Mike Malak talks new tech Julia Robinson looks at government-backed Insurance IPM Production Notes: Rebecca Travis

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