ILMC To Address Direct Licensing, Terrorism, Festival Formats

The program is complete for the 29th International Live Music Conference in London March 8-10.

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The session is part of ILMC’s newly introduced Festival Summit. Also premiering in 2017 is the Venue Summit, which will investigate the role of modern music venues in a healthy music ecosystem, the constant challenges for grassroots venues, as well as how the industry has reacted to terrorist attacks at venues.

Speakers include Lucy Noble (

A panel dubbed “Direct Licensing: Rates, rights and wrongs” will tackle the issue of direct licensing.

Panelists include Jon Webster (

Other panels and workshops address the business around YouTube stars, visa issues, and offer a round-up of the live entertainment year 2016, including Brexit, secondary ticketing and other trends.

The first day of ILMC is traditionally dedicated to the production sector, and Thursday, March 9, will see the bestowal of the Arthur Awards.