Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have launched the agenda for this year's event.
The 29th ILMC takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London from March 8-10. The invitation-only event welcomes over 1,000 of the world’s leading live music professionals from over 60 countries each year.
“From ticketing, security, fan engagement, streaming and YouTubers to workshops on Snapchat, Instagram, mental health, visas, and VIP upgrades, we wanted this year’s agenda to reflect the accelerating pace of change across the global live music business,” said ILMC head Greg Parmley (pictured).
This year sees several firsts for ILMC, with new elements include the Festival Summit 2017 and Venue Summit 2017, produced in partnership with key industry associations and operators.
An annual update on the global artist booking sector, The Agency Business 2017 launches, as does The Think Tank series featuring a trio of renowned industry figures - Andrew Zweck, (Sensible Events), Bryan Grant (Britannia Row) and Herman Schueremans (Live Nation Belgium). All take place alongside a packed three-day schedule of panels and workshops.
Highlights of the agenda this year include a focus on ticketing, while The Agency Business 2017 discusses the latest trends in the increasingly consolidated agency world.
Jon Slade will present Elastic Artists: a cautionary tale, telling the story of his London agency which went into administration in late 2015, and YouTubers: Money in millennials will look at the trend of vloggers developing touring and festival shows. The Fan: The social overload? highlights new techniques in digital marketing.
Workshop sessions include Instagram and Snapchat, visas and immigration, mental health, and two new dedicated Booking Workshops on cancellation and contracts.