Legendary artist manager Peter Mensch will be the subject of ILMC 30’s keynote interview, the Breakfast Meeting.
Mensch worked as a manager at Leber Krebs where he was responsible for AC/DC, Scorpions, Def Leppard and Michael Schenker. Mensch and Cliff Burnstein formed Q Prime with just Def Leppard. The company’s roster currently includes Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Snow Patrol, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Cage The Elephant, and The Black Keys.
The Breakfast Meeting session, which takes place at 10.30am on Friday, March 9, will be hosted by former artist manager and raconteur Ed Bicknell. Previous interviewees in the hot-seat have included artist managers Paul McGuinness and Doc McGhee, WME’s Marc Geiger and Live Nation’s Arthur Fogel.
Also announced is the first round of conference sessions, including Brexit 2025: Looking back, chaired by UK Music’s CEO Michael Dugher, which considers the impact of Brexit on the European touring business.
Gender: Calm down, what's the fuss? sees Coda Agency’s Natasha Bent chair a panel of industry leaders to discuss gender and inclusivity in the live music business, with guests including renowned investment banking head and mother of nine Dame Helena Morrissey.
Meanwhile, ILMC’s Venue Summit strand will include Venue’s Summit: Corridors of power, chaired by Kilimanjaro Live’s Stuart Galbraith, which considers whether venues hold the real power in the global touring business. Venues Venue: Spaces for stars, chaired by Ahoy Arena’s Peter van der Veer, presents a first look at new data from the NAA, EAA and IQ’s European Arena Yearbook.
“We’ve never had an edition of ILMC when there were so many topics to cover,” said conference head Greg Parmley. “The full agenda will be announced in January, and with some of the industry’s biggest names and most active campaigners already confirmed, it’s shaping up fast.”
An invitation-only event, ILMC will welcome over 1,000 delegates to the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington from March 6-9. Companies supporting ILMC 30 include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim, DEAG, Showsec, Malaysia Major Events, AirX, Eventbrite, United Talent Agency, WME Entertainment, eps, Emporium Presents, Feld Entertainment, Green Copper and Buma Cultuur.