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Voting is Open for The Arthurs 2019

Voting is now open for the Arthur Awards 2019 – the live music industry’s favourite and most-established awards.
This year sees Arthur celebrate his 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion we’re moving venue AND adding two new awards to the line-up: New Gig on the Block, which will recognise a new event or festival that has been running for three years or less; and Best in Show, the award for top family entertainment-style production, returns.
To find out who might be taking home one of the special 25th anniversary silver statuettes in categories including top agent, promoter, venue and festival – and to cast your vote – click here.
ILMC members, and all those who receive our regular eNews or subscribe to IQ Magazine, are eligible to vote, and our virtual polling station will remain open until Friday 15 February 2019.
The Arthurs form the climactic ending of The ILMC Gala Hou-dinner, which will take place at the stunning surroundings of the Sheraton Grand Park Lane. The Grade II-listed ballroom and Silver Gallery – adorned with palladium leaf walls and Grecian muses – is one of London’s most spectacular Art Deco spaces. 
It all takes place on Thursday 7 March 2019. To purchase a ticket for the ILMC Gala Hou-dinner & 25th Arthur Awards click here.

ILMC 31 Supporters Revealed

An uncanny number of live industry wizards have pitched in to form ILMC’s magic circle of supporters this year, and we’re particularly proud to reveal our platinum partner, Live Nation; gold partner, Ticketmaster; silver partner, CTS Eventim; and associate partners, ShowsecDeutsche Entertainment AG, and MOJO Rentals.
Also joining this pre-eminent collection of spectral supporters are WME, Commerzbank-Arena, Stagelink, Megaforce, Noise Now, Semmel Concerts, Feld Entertainment, Van Gogh Museum, eps Holding GmbH, Buma Cultuur, Eyellusion LLC, Harlem Globetrotters & Medusa Music International GmbH.

To ensure your company stays ahead of the competition contact Chris Prosser on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0) 203 743 0302 to discuss all remaining sponsorship and marketing options.

Alien app-duction

It’s exactly a week until ILMC 30 blasts off, welcoming a veritable galaxy of interplanetary visitors to Earth for a dazzling few days of galactic mystery solving.

In order to help you get the most out of the conference, the ILMC 30 app is now available to download. Built by the technology solution whizz kids at Greencopper, the app features full session details, speakers’ biogs, event info, and allows you to personalise your schedule and set-up reminders so you don’t miss a thing.  

If you used the app last year, you should receive an automatic update from the app store.  If you’re new to such foreign technologies, don’t be app-rehensive… download it now using the appropriate button below…


ILMC 30 sells out

With under three weeks to go, the 30th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has sold out, organisers have announced.

All tickets for the ‘Close Encounters of the 30th Kind’-themed anniversary conference, which kicks off with Tuesday 6 March’s 30th Birthday Blast-Off, have now been snapped up, as well as for the Gala-ctic Dinner & Arthur Awards on Thursday 8 March.

A limited number of passes remain for the 11th ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) and the tenth Green Events & Innovations (GEI) conference, which both take place on 6 March, and for Friday’s closing dinner.

“We’re thrilled that so many of the great and good of the global live music business will be joining us to celebrate ILMC’s 30th birthday,” says ILMC MD Greg Parmley. “Demand for places at ILMC is at a record level this year, and with over 1,100 delegates now confirmed, we’re set for one of our best editions yet.”


ILMC 30 final panels 'launched'

In order to help ILMC fulfil its mission of maintaining peace and harmony among the music worlds, we are delighted to release news of two final session topics…

On Wednesday 7 March, Live Nation Sweden’s Anna Sjölund hosts Festival Summit Workshop: The innovators, which will take a look at the most innovative new formats and ideas in the global music festival market.  From new forms of entertainment and offerings to the wildest sites and weirdest spaces, Anna invites a series of innovators to present. 

Later that day, Workshop: New frontiers in merchandise will see hosts Jeremy Goldsmith of Event Merchandising, and Tom Greenwood-Mears, from Endemol Shine take a look at contemporary merchandise. This hands-on workshop will include case studies of the most innovative merch solutions in live music and the broader entertainment market, new bundling options, and the hottest new products and ideas in the whole of the merch galaxy.