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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.

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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

IQ98: The Road to Recovery
Issue 98
  • ILMC 33 Review
  • The Road to Recovery
  • Insurance in the Time of Covid
  • Tom Schroeder on Making Touring Sustainable

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...?"

Issue 97
  • One Year On - 12 months of Covid
  • New Tech at ILMC
  • Live-streaming
  • Music showcases: ILMC

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?

Issue 96
  • ILMC 33 Agenda
  • Market Focus: New Zealand
  • 30 Years of EAA
  • Agent Mike Malak previews PULSE@ILMC

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?

IQ Magazine 95
Issue 95
  • ILMC 33: What's on
  • Resorts World Arena at 40
  • Unsung Heroes 2020
  • The International Ticketing Yearbook

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?

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