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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?"
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
Comment: Tiffany Hudson Talks Therapy on Tour Primavera Sound's Marta Pallarès on Gender-Balancing Line-ups A Life Without Touring With Gaffer Chris Kansy Your Shout: "What Was Your ILMC Highlight...?"
Comment: Agent Mark Bennett on Coping in the Face of Adversity Tone Østerdal highlights funding frustration in Norway's live sector Sybil Bell on this year’s Independent Venue Week Your Shout: Who was the most surprising person you met at a gig or added to a guest list?
Comment: Conal Dodds on live-streaming Where music and gaming collides, with Jesse Kirshbaum Your Shout: What are you looking forward to most when life gets back to normal?
Comment: Mariya Gabriel outlines Creative Europe's schemes to help live music How Iceland Airwaves recalibrated during 2020 Your Shout: What's the most positive aspect of 2020?