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Paul Zenon for ILMC Gala Dinner

With this year’s ILMC theme, and celebrating 25 years of the industry’s Oscar equivalent, The Arthurs, we needed the most magical performance ever for the 2019 Gala Dinner.
However, we’re still somewhat flabbergasted that none other than world-famous illusionist and street-magic pioneer Paul Zenon has agreed to provide entertainment on the night. Having performed across the globe and appeared on hundreds of TV shows, Paul will be captivating guests prior to The Arthur Awards ceremony when we reveal which stars of the live music industry will be taking one of the cherished statuettes.
The ILMC Gala Hou-Dinner & 25th Arthur Awards takes place takes place in a new venue, the stunning surroundings of the Sheraton Grand Park Lane – one of London’s most spectacular Art Deco spaces – on Thursday 8 March.
To join the great and good of the live music business on the night, book your place here, or click here for full information.

Sheraton Park Lane Hotel
19:30 - 00:00 | Thursday 7 March 2019
Hosts: Commerzbank Arena | DEAG | Ticketmaster GmbH

Have a drink on WME


When planning your schedule for this year’s ILMC, one must-attend event is The WME Happy Hour. Quite possibly the most popular event of the week, it kicks off Wednesday night from 18:00, with all the guys and girls at WME Entertainment in attendance.

A moment to wind down after the day’s mystical meetings and panels, the happy hour is 60 magical minutes of complimentary booze and nibbles. All delegates are welcome to attend, but be warned… it's a popular pit stop so early arrival is most definitely recommended.

The Forbidden Terrace, Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 19:00 | Wednesday 6 March 2019
Host: WME Entertainment

New ILMC Sessions Announced

'Wand'ering 'witch' compelling topics are slated for discussion at the live industry's most extraordinary of gatherings? The full ILMC schedule will be announced later this month, but in the mean time, here's six new sessions...

In The Manager’s Office: Conjuring careers MMF’s Fiona McGuganinvites a line up of leading artist managers to consider how they view the changing nature of talent development, and live music's place within it.

Country Music: Walking the line sees Live Nation’s Anna-Sophie Mertensexamine how Nashville’s sound and ethos are influencing all genres in the business, while Semmel's Christoph Scholz previews stereoscopes, holograms, sideshows and the latest in non-music shows in Touring Entertainment: New illusions.

In Diversity: Breaking the spell, PRS Foundation CEO Vanessa Reed leads a discussion about how the live business can attract and benefit from a more diverse workforce.

The ever–popular New Technology: It’s a kind of magic sees host Steve Machin introduce the latest technology and innovation from across the business, whilst Attitude is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull chairs Accessibility: Unlocking the purple pound and asks how the industry is accommodating the growing numbers of deaf and disabled fans at live shows.

To view the full schedule so far, click here.

Meet The Germans at ILMC 

A host of German companies have signed up to support ILMC this year. And with this year’s German focus spreading throughout our sessions and events, this most vibrant live music market is very well represented at ILMC.

One of this year's associate sponsors is Deutsche Entertainment AG, while ILMC's silver sponsor is CTS Eventim, who have a special announcement to make on Wednesday 7 March at 17:00 (see the main schedule for details).

On Tuesday 5 March, Semmel ConcertsStagelinkMegaforce and E.L.Hartz Promotion GmbH host The Platform 9 ¾ Magical Opening Party, which kicks off the conference proper from 18:00. And this year’s ILMC Gala Hou-Dinner & 25th Arthur Awards is hosted by DEAGCommerzbank-Arenaand Ticketmaster GmbH.

And last but definitely not least, longstanding ILMC supporters eps holding GmbH will provide this year's conference mini guides, while returning as top-tier sponsor for the ILMC Production Meeting on Tuesday 6 March. 

To see the full ILMC schedule click 

Roger Daltrey @ ILMC 2019

This year’s Breakfast Meeting interview is going to be an unforgettable edition… As the enigmatic frontman of one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, Roger Daltrey needs no introduction. Famed for his powerful voice and energetic stage presence, Daltrey is among the most charismatic of rock's vocalists, having sold over 100 million records worldwide across a 50-year career with The Who and as a solo artist.
As an honorary patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Daltrey has been the driving force behind the annual Royal Albert Hall concert series since 2000, and with the recent publication of his memoir Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story, he adds author to a long list of job titles that include film actor and producer.
As always, former Dire Straits’ manager and raconteur Ed Bicknell will ask the questions, and with one of the greatest careers in music to cover, it looks like an memorable edition of the Breakfast Meeting. As always, seating in the room is limited, with screens immediately outside the room for any late arrivals.
Please note that this year’s Breakfast Meeting takes place on the afternoon of Thursday 7 March at 16:45. 

If you'd like to attend the Breakfast Meeting, and participate in the leading gathering of the international live music business, you better, you bet(ter) click here to register.