New Issue of IQ Out Now!

The latest issue of IQ Magazine will land on desks later this week, and as whistle-stop tours through the global live music business go, it's got plenty of stops.
What with the Northern hemisphere’s festival season now in full swing, two of the world’s best outdoor events are profiled – Belgium’s Rock Werchter which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and comparative new kid on the block, South Africa’s off-the-wall Oppikoppi festival which chalks up its second decade this year.
This issue of IQ sees the launch of a regular technology page – Techno Files – which aims to chart some of the coolest new gadgets in the live entertainment world. Meanwhile, the cover story looks at the complex world of streaming live shows, and the various perils and pitfalls for rights holders.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Australia is the focus of the market spotlight feature, while the touring theatre and family show market is also profiled in our annual round up.
Comment pieces come from Louis Bellavance of Festival d’été de Québec, Cees Muurling of Mojo Barriers, Carl Leighton-Pope himself, and Steven Corfield of Serious Stages. Check the IQ section here for more info, or if you don’t already receive IQ, there’s information about how to get hold of a copy here

ILMC 26 Report Live!

Whether you were one of the lucky 1,000+ clowns who came to Cirque d'ILMC, or you’re just curious to see what you missed, the full ILMC conference report is now live.

With reviews of every meeting and event, more photos than you can shake a gigabyte at, statistics, comments, and a full list of winners, there's everything you need to relive the weekend.

Who secured the bottle award at The Arthurs? Which gizmos were showcased at the New Technology panel? What are the secrets of Emma Banks' success? And which special hirsute celebrity made a surprise guest appearance at The Big Top Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards? The answers to these questions and more, can all be found here.

And for those of you too old or just too old-school to be bothered with this new-fangled worldwide global internet superhighway gizmo (that'll never catch on) a full report is also available on paper, in the forthcoming issue of IQ Magazine. 

We'd like to extend a huge red-nosed thank you to everyone who attended and helped make Cirque d'ILMC - the 26th edition of the ILMC - such a runaway success. We look forward to welcoming you to ILMC 27 in 2015.

Click here to go to the ILMC 26 report.

Last-minute e.Auctions

ILMC 26 is now over, but before we go... there are two more Nikos Fund items still left to auction. We are running blind-bid e.Auctions, which close at midnight (GMT) on 31st March 2014, with all monies raised going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Up for grabs are:

Auction 1:
Two x economy class, round-trip tickets from any of Aegean’s European routes to Athens complete with a 3-night stay (for 2 people) in a double room, at the luxury Athens Hilton Hotel, inclusive of buffet breakfast.

To bid, click here

Auction 2:
One double room (for 2 people) at the Athens Hilton Hotel for 3 nights, inclusive of buffet breakfast at the Byzantine Restaurant (valid until 31st December 2014).

To bid, click here

Thank you to Mary Telemachou of Half Note Productions for organising these prizes.

Happy bidding, and remember…it all goes to charity, folks.

ILMC 26 Feedback

The comments we receive after an ILMC are the best way of judging the success of the event – and ILMC 26 produced some incredible feedback. We’ve posted a selection of the messages in the conference report here, but if you still have something to add, please get in touch here.

A big thank you goes to everyone who took the time to send us their thoughts – it really is appreciated. The ILMC is very much the sum of all of its members, and your input is vital for us to continue to be a relevant meeting place for the industry, so please keep the ideas coming!

ILMC (and Gala Dinner) Sell-Out

The sold-out banners are now being plastered up across the tent flaps, as Cirque d’ILMC reached capacity over the weekend. With over 1,000 delegates now confirmed to attend Cirque d’ILMC’s weekend carnival, it looks set to be another great edition. Also sold-out is The Big Top Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards, which takes place at The Savoy Hotel this Saturday night.

Both ILMC and the Gala Dinner are now operating waiting lists, so if you don’t have your delegate pass or Gala Dinner ticket already, please email [email protected].