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Bureau Export Line-up Released

The line-up for ILMC's very first Testing 1 to 3 showcase is now complete, and will feature some of the hottest French artists you’re likely to find this side of the Channel Tunnel, along with a selection of fine regional cheeses and wines, imported especially for the event.

Artists performing on the day include Nantes-based indie rock quartet Bantam Lyons, Parisian psych-tronica act DBFC, Universal France-signed purveyors of euphoric pop Juveniles, and new wave R&B favourite Sônge. More information about each artist can be found here.

The event is timed so that delegates can enjoy lunch at the Royal Garden Mansion, before heading next door to inspect the showcases and partake of a digestif.

Bodo's Schloss, next to the Royal Garden Mansion
13:00 – 15:10 | Wednesday 8 March 2017
Host: Bureau Export

UTA's Happy Hour at ILMC

The good folk at United Talent Agency will be once again hosting their very own Happy Hour during ILMC 29 with the whole UTA team on hand to discuss any last-minute festival offers, whilst plying you with complimentary beverages and tasty snacks – it’s the ideal wind-down session after a busy day of conferencing, and it's all complimentary, my dear Watson.

But if last year’s event – which saw queues to get in – is anything to go by, you won’t need Sherlock Holmes' powers of deduction to conclude that early arrival is recommended.

The Dining Room (Park Terrace)
17:30 - 18:30 | Wednesday 8 March
Host: United Talent Agency

Paul McGuinness Confirmed for Breakfast Meeting

After just over a decade of trying to pin him down for this one, we’re thrilled to finally announce that joining host and raconteur Ed Bicknell for The Breakfast Meeting at ILMC 29 will be one of the music industry’s most legendary managers - Paul McGuinness.  

In 1982, Paul founded what was to become one of the world’s leading artist management companies, Principle Management. He managed U2 from the start of their career until 2013, during which time they won 22 Grammys and sold over 160 million albums worldwide. He has also managed multiple Mercury Prize Winner - PJ Harvey, and The Rapture.

Paul is also widely known in the film business, in which he’s still heavily involved. So after a lifetime at the top of the international entertainment business, expect a unique hour and a half of enlightening conversation in this eagerly awaited session.

Click here to find out more.

Delegate List and Networking Scheme Goes Live

Need a few clues as to who’s attending ILMC this year? It’s no mystery really, as the list of registered delegates is now live on the website and will be updated weekly until the start of the conference.

The ILMC Networking Scheme  is also now live and allows opted-in participants to access the contact information of other delegates in advance of the conference.

Networking Scheme members have already been emailed a password to access this section of the website, so if you didn't sign-up when you registered and would like to participate, or haven't received your password yet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Swiss Showcase Confirmed for ILMC 29

A second showcase in our Testing 1 to 3 series has been added to the ILMC schedule, presented by Act Entertainment & ABC Productions and in association with Deepdive Music. Taking place at lunchtime on Thursday 9 March, Testing 1 to 3: The Swiss Session will see four of Switzerland’s finest acts take the stage.

The showcase is timed so that delegates can enjoy the full five-star Royal Garden lunch spread before stealthily making their way next door for fondue and a complimentary glass or two, in order to sharpen up their powers of deduction ready for the afternoon sessions.

Artists scheduled to perform include pop quartet Baba Shrimps, singer-songwriter Veronica Fusaro, rock outfit Death By Chocolate and rising stars The Souls.

Click here for more information about the event including the bands' most popular tracks and videos.