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Announced last month, the Recovery Sessions is a new monthly series of half-day webinars that will keep the live music industry updated about the international roadmap to reopening. All Recovery Sessions events are free to access for IQ subscribers, taking place here on the IQ site.

Test concerts: Piloting live music’s return took place on Thursday 13 May 2021. IQ invited professionals from the most important pilot shows and initiatives to date – Back to Live in the Netherlands, Festivals per la Cultura Segura in Spain and Sefton Park Pilot in the UK – to present the lessons learned from those pioneering events, which it is hoped will provide a model for the short-term restart of non-socially distanced concerts and festivals.

Joining chair Jon Chapple (IQ) on this session was Dr Josep María Llibre (Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol), Primavera Sound’s Pablo Soler, Festival Republic’s Luke Cowdell and ID&T COO Rosanne Janmaat



21/10/21: Leaders from across the global live music industry examine how these crucial venues can come back better.
22/7/21: HR experts discuss the various challenges they face as key markets reopen for business, as well as the opportunities to ‘build back better’
17/6/21: When policies do return, what are the likely rates and terms that companies can expect?
17/6/21: From voluntary-risk-assessed mitigations to those required by guidance, what are the latest measures that will restart live music?
17/6/21: When it comes to lobbying and campaigning, what can less engaged markets learn from their neighbours?
13/5/21: Could passports and COVID status certificates be the key to quickly and safely reopening venues and festivals?
13/5/21: Marsha Vlasic, Melvin Benn and John Sharkey discussed where they are on the pathway to industry recovery.


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