FRIDAY 4 MARCHILMC kicks off proper on Friday 4 March with our main opening session, The Open Forum: The bosses level. And we’re thrilled to announce that Live Nation Entertainment president and CEO Michael Rapino will be joining the meeting for a unique Q&A. A name that needs very little introduction, Michael served as president and CEO of Clear Channel Music before taking the helm of Live Nation when it was formed in 2005. He’s since been credited with many of the largest tours ever witnessed, and as the most influential figure in the live music business, it promises to be a session to remember.
For those on site before The Open Forum (more details on which will be announced shortly) there’s the New Delegates’ Orientation for ILMC first timers, while Google executives are on hand to present our first workshop, Selling tickets with Google & YouTube.
Performance Royalties: Shows, songs and settlements looks at collection societies, rates and rebates, while The Dance Club: The beat goes on?, discusses the EDM scene in light of recent corporate news. Better Brand Partnerships highlights the most innovative brand activations of the last 12 months, and Festival Forum: Open space invaders considers escalating artist fees and the latest trends in the sector.
Market Focus: Australia travels Down Under to discover more about this vibrant music market, while the workshop A Greener Live promises a suite of resources and tips for going green. Friday's finale is The Digital Audience: Crossing streams, which will be looking at the impact of new digital lives on the analogue live music business.
Chairs include: Jon Webster (MMF), Maria May (CAA), Codruţa Vulcu, (ARTmania), Anders Wahrén (Roskilde Festival), Tim Worton (AEG Ogden), Joanna Young (Live Nation).
Ticketing: The disruptors considers allocation and the influx of new players in this overcrowded space while Alternative Entertainment: New games to play presents a quick-fire format of the best non-music content on the market.
New Technology: Bits and bots gives a rundown of the latest innovations in the concert business, andIndustry Relationships: Setting the moral compass asks whether 'loyalty' is now a lost word.
Workshops include The grassroots venue, where we will take a look at funding and venue strategies, and Twitter and fan engagement which will welcome the social media service to ILMC.
Finally, Industry Out-takes: ‘It’ll be alright on the night’ pt. II, winds up Saturday afternoon with an abundance of tall touring tales and belly laughs.
Chairs include: Stephan Thanscheidt (FKP Scorpio), Michal Kaščák (Pohoda Festival), Barış Başaran(URU Group), Brian Kabatznick (AEG Facilities), Georgina Parnell (Twitter), Carl Leighton–Pope (LPO), Tim Chambers (TJ Chambers Consultancy), Christoph Scholz (Semmel Concerts), Steve Machin (Dot Tickets), & Marc Lambelet (Mainland Music).
Later that morning, The Booking Ring: The streetfighters looks at agency consolidation, dealing with exchange rates and over-touring, while The Unconference: Tackling industry hangovers gets to grips with the unanswered questions from the weekend. Finally, The ILMC 28 Autopsy feedback session wraps it all up.
Chairs and guests include: Marc Geiger (WME Entertainment), Ed Bicknell, Anna Sjölund (Live Nation Sweden), Gordon Masson (IQ) & Greg Parmley (ILMC).