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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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Previous issues

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?

IQ Magazine Issue 94
Issue 94
  • Agents of Change
  • Covid Testing Solutions
  • Q&A With Michael Chugg
  • Hungarian Music Export Feature

Comment: Italian Singer-Songwriter Elisa on her Recent Tour Joe Frankland Talks Equality Your Shout: "What's the strangest superstition you've encountered?"

IQ 93
Issue 93
  • Highlights from the iFF
  • Market Health: Czech Republic
  • New Bosses 2020
  • Unsung Hero: MVT's Clara Cullen

Comment: Annabel Coldrick Talks Licensing & Live-streams Tallinn Music Week's Helena Sildna on TMW 2020 Your Shout: Who is the Most Famous Person, Outside of Music, That You Have Met?

IQ Magazine: Issue 92
Issue 92
  • iFF Agenda
  • Live-streaming During Covid
  • Diversity in the Live Music Industry
  • Unsung Hero: The Clapham Grand's Ally Wolf

Comment: Exit Festival's Dušan Kovačević on Social Activism Beverley Knight Talks Socially Distanced Concerts Your Shout: What's your most prized possession... ever?

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