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Diversity, partnerships and Brexit set for ILMC debate

23 January 2019

MORE PANEL details have been announced for the annual International Live Music Conference (ILMC), which takes place in London between 5 and 8 March.

‘Ticketing: Selling out is losing out’, chaired by Tim Chambers of TJ Chambers Consultancy, will consider whether, in an age of dynamic ticketing, it’s time for artistes and promoters to abandon their focus on selling-out.

Other sessions include Lucy Noble, from London’s Royal Albert Hall, overseeing ‘The Venue’s Venue’, marketing agency Frukt’s Dom Hodge leading a session on sponsorship and partnerships, and PRS Foundation CEO Vanessa Reed chairing a discussion of diversity in the business.

A timely session for delegates will be the With or Without EU open forum, looking at the impact of Brexit on the live music industry, chaired by Live Nation Entertainment president international touring Phil Bowdery.

“Beyond Brexit, which will inevitably feature, the global live music business has a lot to discuss in March,” says ILMC head Greg Parmley.

“This first round of conference sessions sets the tone for the ILMC week, with much more in the pipeline.”

The conference is held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London’s West End and organisers expect more than 1,000 delegates to attend from over 50 countries. Registrations start at £469, with early-bird rates ending on 18 January.

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