International Live Music Conference Launches 2020 Program
ILMC – Some of the speakers at ILMC 2020
The 32nd edition features “the most diverse agenda in ILMC history,” according to conference head Greg Parmley.
The team behind the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London has revealed the 2020 conference program.
More than 100 speakers in total are going to take part in 40 sessions, addressing topics that include the state of the agency, ticketing and festival businesses, as well as greener touring, mental health, the Insta-generation as well as “life after your star act,” according to the announcement.
Concrete sessions include “2020 Vision: The ten-year view”, which aims to predict how consumer behavior will change around live over the next decade, while “Mental Health: Next steps for live” looks at how much more the industry can do to support its workforce.
“Urban Legends: Hip-hop on top” examines urban music’s meteoric rise and growing pains, “The Agency Business 2020” looks at updates to artist development strategies, and “Insta-generation: Live through a lens” considers the impact of social media on the format of shows.
The 32nd edition of ILMC takes place March 3-6 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.
Conference head Greg Parmley expects more than 1,200 delegates at the invitation-only event, and more than 2,000 live entertainment professionals at ILMC events across the week. For instance, the ILMC Production Meeting traditionally kicks things off on the first day of ILMC, while the Futures Forum, dedicated to the next generation of live music professionals, takes place on the last.
– This year’s theme of ILMC
The Game of Live!
Speakers include Alex Bruford and Stacey Pragnell (ATC Live), Sophie Lobl (C3 Presents), Paul Latham (consultant), Jackie Wilgar (Live Nation), Ruaha Kyyro (Fullsteam), Raye Cosbert (Metropolis), Jo Young (Ticketmaster), Karma Bertelsman & Lucy Levitt (Kilimanjaro Live), Kelly Bennaton (DHP), Prince Laryea (Shift Coaching), Lou Champion, Steve Machin (FanDragon), Chris Carey (TicketSwap), Michael Hosking (Midas Promotions), Claire O’Neill (A GreenerFestival), Gordon Masson and Jon Chapple (IQ Magazine), and more.
“This is the largest and most diverse agenda in ILMC history,” said Parmley, adding, “as the contemporary live music business gets broader and touches more fans and sectors than ever, reflecting that growth in just three days at ILMC gets harder.
“We owe a huge debt of thanks to the 150 professionals around the world who’ve contributed to the planning this year as part of our Agenda Committee.”
Sponsors of the event include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Eventim, WME, Universe, Livestyled, Tysers, Joy Station, Mojo Rental & Showsec.