Main Room Topics Announced

While the ILMC agenda spans the breadth of the international concert business, there are certain main-room topics that drive each edition. This year, two of the key meetings are…drum roll please… artist development and the future of ticketing.

At 12:00 on Saturday 8 March, Ticketing: The Futures Market takes a critical look at that ever-difficult topic of artist ticketing, while looking at emerging and future trends in the space. Flanked by innovators and major ticketers from across the globe, our chair Serge Grimaux (Intellitix, CZ) takes the sector to task and asks what we can expect from it over the next 24-48 months.

Later that day, at 16:30, Artist Development: Games Within Frontiers will address the single most important topic facing the live music industry today: the launch, growth and maintenance of an artist’s career both nationally and across borders. As the old circus saying goes, ‘the show must go on’, and the health of the industry’s lifeblood needs ever-changing skills and knowledge.

Our chairs Juha Kyyrö (Fullsteam, FI) and Rense van Kessel (Friendly Fires, NL) have assembled an all-star line-up to discuss international touring and how to future-proof the gifteds' careers.

The full ILMC agenda will be published online and in IQ Magazine in early February. Or stay tuned to these e.News bulletins for more information…