Rap sheet: IQ 85 out now
With the European festival season over and autumn fast approaching, what better way to banish those September blues than with the latest issue of IQ Magazine, now available to read online.
Issue #85 sees IQ examining the explosive growth of hip hop in Europe, from local acts playing festivals to stadium-filling American superstars, and chatting to the agents, promoters and artists who are along for the ride; and celebrating 20 years in music for Paradigm’s Tom Schroeder, telling the story of his journey from overworked young agent to Coda partner and the “brain” of Paradigm UK, to quote colleague Alex Hardee.
The New Bosses, IQ’s annual list of future live music industry leaders, returns this month, expanding to a biggest-ever 12 New Bosses for its 12th year, while we head to Norway for this issue’s market focus, discovering one of Europe’s most vibrant nations for live music.
Elsewhere, we preview the fifth International Festival Forum (IFF) and the third Event Safety and Security Summit (E3S), and ask another trio of industry pros for their career breakthrough moments.
All that, plus your usual dose of news analysis, new signings, emerging tech, comment from industry experts and much more.
As always, most content from the magazine will appear online in some form over the next few months. However, if you can’t wait for your fix of essential live music industry features, opinion and analysis, click here to subscribe now.
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