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What's On

Tuesday

10:00 - 18:00 ILMC Production Meeting
The tenth IPM welcomes production professionals from across the globe to discuss live music production
10:00 - 18:00 Green Events & Innovations Conference
The ninth edition of the leading conference for sustainability at live events
11:00 - 16:00 Association Summit
Closed meeting of key international live music associations
14:30 – 18:30 Association Meeting: IJFO Pt I
Private association meeting for the International Jazz Festival Organisation
 

The tenth IPM will accommodate over 200 of the world’s most renowned production managers; sound and lighting engineers; venue personnel; suppliers and promoters’ representatives. 

For a full event description and for registration instructions, click here.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Manor
10:00 - 18:00 | Tuesday 7 March 2017
Hosts: eps, Megaforce, EFM Event Logistics, Star Events

 

Green Events & Innovations Conference 

The ninth edition of the UK’s leading conference for sustainability at live events will welcome 150 professionals working, or with an interest in, environmental and social initiatives and development of live events. The conference mixes practical case studies and presentations from around the world, alongside networking coffee breaks, a complimentary lunch and closing drinks party shared with IPM delegates. 

For a full event description and for registration instructions, click here.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
10:00 - 20:00 | Tuesday 7 March 2017

 

 

Association Summit

The ILMC Association Summit draws together the leading, active live music association from each market, as well as a small number of pan-European sector associations, to meet, network and present best-case ideas and initiatives. The summit is a closed meeting, with one representative from each association invited. For further information or to represent your association at the meeting, please email [email protected].

The Conservatory (York Suite), Royal Garden Hotel
11:00 - 16:00 | Tuesday 7 March 2017

 

 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

14:30 – 18:30 | International Jazz Festival Organisation (IJFO) | Balmoral Suite

 

15:00 – 18:00 Association Meeting: Yourope
Private association meeting for Yourope
18:00 - 20:00 IPM & GEI Closing Drinks
Delegates of IPM 10 and GEI 9 share a drink, network and discuss the day's events
18:00 - 20:00 The ‘Opening Scene’ Launch Party
ILMC 29 officially opens with complimentary bubbles and bar snacks
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital courtesy of your delegate pass
 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

15:00 – 18:00 | Yourope | Lancaster Suite

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IPM & GEI Closing Drinks

After an industrious day of environmental or production-related panels and presentations, IPM & GEI delegates will have the opportunity to head to the Conservatory (York Suite) to socialise and network further, this time with a drink in their hands.

The Conservatory (York Suite), Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 20:00 | Tuesday 7 March 2017
Hosts: To be confirmed 

 

The ‘Opening Scene’ Launch Party

There’s only one place to start investigations into the mysteries of the live music business, and it’s at The ‘Opening Scene’ Launch Party. Taking place early – from 18:00 – 20:00 – to allow delegates time for a quick inspection of the bar before heading out for the evening, this party includes complimentary bubbles, tasty nibbles and great prizes – making it the perfect starting point for ILMC 29.
 
Hosted by those handsome characters at .Tickets (the top-level ticketing web domain provider), the party reunites ILMC members after 12 months of global sleuthing. And as if all that networking and complimentary booze wasn’t enough, there will also be a competition or two with special prizes up for grabs.

Bertie's Bar, mezzanine floor, Royal Garden Hotel
18:00 - 20:00 | Tuesday 7 March 2017
Host: .Tickets

 

Wednesday

09:30 - 11:00 Professor Moria-tea and Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:30 New Delegates' Orientation
A quick welcome and guidance on how to get the most out of ILMC if you're new or need reminding
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: VIP and premium ticketing
The latest ideas that can add to the bottom line of a festival's balance sheet
10:00 – 12:00 Association Meeting: NAA
Private association meeting for the National Arenas Association
11:00 – 11:15 The Detectives’ Guide to ILMC 29
Greg Parmley welcomes all the master-minds and super sleuths to ILMC 29
11:15 – 12:45 The Open Forum: The big round up
12 months featuring Brexit, secondary ticketing, ongoing industry consolidation, and some major global trends
11:15 – 13:45 Association Meeting: IJFO Part II
Private association meeting for the International Jazz Festival Organisation
12:30 - 14:30 The ‘Red Herring’ Lunch Break
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch break for all delegates
13:00 - 15:10 Testing 1 to 3: The Bureau Export Session
Showcases courtesy of the French Music Export Office
14:00 – 15:00 Festival Forum: Franchises & new formats
From new mega-formats to indoor events, from cruise ships to flotillas, the format of the music festival is evolving fast
14:00 – 15:00 The YouTubers: Money in millennials
A look at the new phenomenon of YouTube and Vine celebrities on tour
14:15 – 15:15 Workshop: Mental health
From addiction to depression and more, the negative effects of life on the road
 

Professor Moria-tea and Coffee Break

Refreshments for those requiring a pick-me-up after a busy morning’s plotting or for those left strangely dehydrated after an evening’s villainous activities.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
09:30 - 11:00 | Wednesday 8 March 2017

 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

10:00 – 12:00 |National Arenas Association (NAA) | Highgrove Suite

 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

11:15 – 13:45 | International Jazz Festival Organisation (IJFO) | Room 4

 

The ‘Red Herring’ Lunch Break

With the first full day of ILMC underway, the The ‘Red Herring’ Lunch Break offers delegates a welcome two-hour window in which to recharge their powers of deduction before the afternoon sessions begin. Held in the Dining Room (Park Terrace) of the hotel, delegates will be treated to a five-star buffet feast with a menu stretching from sushi to hot delights and more.

The Dining Room (Park Terrace), Royal Garden Hotel
12:30-14:30 | Wednesday 8 March 2017

15:00 – 17:00 Association Meeting: EAA
Private association meeting for the European Arenas Association
15:30 – 16:45 New Technology: Digital discovery
The latest ideas and trends in geekery powering the industry
15:30 – 16:30 Festival Summit: Streaming & artist engagement
From streaming to media relationships, image and video rights, are festival organisers right to expect more from their bill?
15:30 – 16:30 Booking Workshop: Contracts
A look at unwieldy contractual clauses followed by methods of improving and expediting the entire process
16:00 – 18:00 Association Meeting: AIF
Private association meeting for the Association of Independent Festivals
17:00 – 18:00 Festival Summit: Talent & tastemakers
Do festivals build new bands or do new bands build festivals?
17:00 – 18:15 The Fan: The social overload?
With so many innovative ways to sell tickets, how do we maintain a balanced relationship with the fan?
17:30 - 18:30 United Talent Happy Hour
Networking and booze thanks to hosts, United Talent Agency
18:00 - 21:30 The Deadly Dutch Impact Party
Showcase of Dutch artists, drinks and competitions
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
21:00 - 00:00 The Dead Man’s Hand Poker Showdown
Charity Texas Hold'em Poker tournament with bar-tab prizes
00:00 - 03:00 The ‘Foul Play’ Table Football Coupe du Monde
The popular late-night table football competition
 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

15:00 – 17:00 |European Arenas Association (EAA) | Highgrove Suite

 

ILMC provides complimentary rooms for some of the music industry’s key associations to hold private meetings.

16:00 – 18:00 | Association of Independent Festivals (IAF) | Balmoral Suite

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United Talent Happy Hour

For the second year running at ILMC, United Talent Agency have stepped up to lay-on their very own Happy Hour. And 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 whole UTA team will be 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.   

A room full of agents and promoters… and free booze? If that’s not a recipe for the perfect crime, we’re not sure what is.

The Dining Room (Park Terrace)
17:30 - 18:30 | Wednesday 8 March 2017
Host: United Talent Agency

 

 

The Dead Man’s Hand Poker Showdown

The annual ILMC Texas Hold ‘em tournament is a popular event for villainous queens and criminally minded kings. With bluff, bravado and high stakes the order of the day, it’s a great way to make new friends before you raise the stakes and wipe them out.

Sign-up when you register, or click here for a chance to win one of the bar tab prizes on offer. Alternatively, if you feel like a gamble, swing by on Friday night and enquire about any last-minute places before the event commences.

The tourney costs £20 to enter and all proceeds go towards the Nikos Fund, which this year is raising money for Youth Music and Unicef.

The Billiard Room (Lancaster Suite), Royal Garden Hotel
21:00 - 00:00  | Wednesday 8 March 2017
Host: Emporium Presents

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The ‘Foul Play’ Table Football Coupe du Monde 

Nowhere at ILMC sees more skulduggery than the Table Football Coupe du Monde. A late-night battle of quick reactions, tension, accusations and sometimes criminal moves, players sign-up in pairs to fight a series of rounds, competing for the smallest World Cup known to mankind... 

Sign-up in pairs on the night as 22 tiny men play for glory on ILMC’s personalised Bonzini table. Be in the Intelli-Lounge with your co-player by 22:00 when the battle for international recognition commences under the watchful eye of IQ’s Terry ‘Ref-erend Green’ McNally.

Bertie's Bar, mezzanine level, Royal Garden Hotel
00:00 - 03:00  | Wednesday 8 March 2017

Thursday

09:30 - 10:30 The Crime and Brutali-tea & Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Instagram for live music
A 60-minute workshop on getting the most from this service, and how best to integrate it into tour and festival campaigns
10:00 – 11:15 The Emerging Markets Place: Territorial investigations
A look at a wide range of topics vital to the development and understanding of alternative marketplaces from Eastern Europe to Asia
10:00 – 11:15 The Venue’s Venue: Big rooms & big data
A look at broad developments in the arena and stadia market, industry data, and underperforming venues
11:30 – 12:30 Venue Summit Workshop: Early stages
Latest news in the fight to protect and sustain the grassroots and small venues circuit
11:30 – 12:45 Ticketing: The survival plan
With the secondary market, pre-sales & intuitive selling methods, is there a bigger dilemma for this sector of the business?
12:30 - 14:30 Proof of the Pudding Lunch
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 Testing 1 to 3: The Swiss Session
Music showcases courtesy of our Swiss friends
14:00 – 15:00 Venue Summit: Industry relationships
Where does the modern music venue sit in the wider music ecosystem, and how does that impact the promoters, agents and others?
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Visas & immigration
The latest information and advice to make navigating any border as painless as possible
14:00 – 15:15 Direct Licensing: Rates, rights and wrongs
An indepth look at tariffs, promoter rebates, and current administrative models
 

The Crime and Brutali-tea & Coffee Break

Refreshments for those requiring a pick-me-up after a busy morning’s plotting or for those left feeling strangely dehydrated after an evening’s villainous activities.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
09:30 – 10:30  | Thursday 9 March 2017

 

Proof of the Pudding Lunch

Enjoy a second complimentary ILMC lunch, as the Royal Garden Hotel’s consummate chefs showcase their considerable talents and lay on a buffet menu to remember, including pudding.

The Dining Room (Park Terrace), Royal Garden Hotel
12:30 - 14:30 | Thursday 9 March 2017
Host: TBC

15:30 – 16:30 Elastic Artists: A cautionary tale
The story of Elastic Artists, the DJ agency that went bust in late 2015, and what's happened since
15:30 – 16:30 The Think Tank with Herman Schueremans, Andrew Zweck & Bryan Grant
A Scottish man asks three industry veterans for the benefit of their collective experience as they discuss randomly selected topics
15:30 – 16:45 Venue Summit: Safety & security
A look at how the industry has reacted to terrorist attacks at venues
16:00 - 17:00 Feld's ‘Sherlock Cones’ Ice Cream Break
Afternoon i-scream with gifts for the kids back home
17:00 – 18:00 Tales From the Front Line
Special guests reveal their best, worst and funniest moments working in the industry
17:00 – 18:00 Workshop: Getting to know Snapchat
How​ Snapchat​ can drive personal fan connections, awareness, and attendance
17:30 - 18:30 WME Happy Hour
Booze and booking agents!
19:30 - 21:30 Match of the Year Football
Annual soccer match featuring the UK versus the rest of the world
19:30 - 00:00 The ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards
A five-star gala evening featuring the Arthur Awards ceremony
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital.
22:30 - The end Criminal Records Karaoke
Crimes against music
 

Feld's ‘Sherlock Cones’ Ice Cream Break

Anyone hunting for a refreshing mid-afternoon sugar rush need look no further than Feld Entertainment’s legendary frozen treats intermission. A welcome break from a busy afternoon’s mystery-solving and conferencing, be sure to investigate what this year’s cups – a perfect take home gift for the kids – look like, while enjoying a bloodcurdling I-scream.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
16:00 - 17:00   | Thursday 9 March 2017
Host: Feld Entertainment

 

WME Happy Hour

Even the most tireless investigators need a breather, and as both a pre-Gala Dinner drink, and a moment to wind down after Thursday’s meetings and panels, the WME Happy Hour is 60-minutes of complimentary drinks and nibbles.

All ILMC delegates are welcome to attend, and the team at William Morris Endeavour Entertainment will be present to shake hands (and check for fingerprints after).  A stepping-stone between ILMC’s daytime schedule and evening events – including the Gala Dinner – it promises to be a popular pit stop. Early arrival is recommended.

The Dining Room (Park Terrace)
17:30 - 18:30 | Thursday 9 March 2017
Host: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

 

 

Match of the Year Football

After players are whisked to a nearby pitch, the annual Match of the Year showdown sees the UK team take on the Rest of the World in a match of near-epic proportions. This popular annual fixture separates the men from the boys and the victors from the victims, as teams of grown men hack each other to pieces in the ultimate quest for glory.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance; click here to get involved.

Venue: TBC
(free shuttles to and from the Royal Garden Hotel)
19:30 - 21:30| Thursday 9 March 2017
Host: Aiken Promotions 

 

The ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards

The ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gala Dinner invites 350 of the live music industry's masterminds and top investigators to climb aboard for an evening of mystery, mayhem and award giving. Passengers will take a culinary journey through an exquisite five-star, four-course feast with a selection of fine wines to match. Along the journey, there’ll be stops for the annual ILMC pop quiz and some utterly unforgettable entertainment, before the final destination of the evening: The Arthur Awards 2017.

For full event and ticket information, click here. 

8Northumberland, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London
(free shuttles to and from the Royal Garden Hotel)
19:30 - 00:00  | Thursday 9 March 2017
Hosts: Mainland Music | Opus One Productions | Montreux Jazz Festival | Baloise Session

 

 

Criminal Records Karaoke 

It'll be murder on the dance floor as the Criminal Records Karaoke takes place, the scene of a multitude of crimes, all against music. Expect general mayhem, hilarity and some truly mysterious performances as the night stretches from Thursday until the early hours of Friday morning.

With boxes of props and costume inspiration on hand, and prizes on offer for the best version of 'Watching the Detectives' or anything by The Killers, it’s a sight not to miss.

The Conservatory (York Suite), Royal Garden Hotel
22:30 - late | Thursday 9 March 2017

Friday

10:00 - 11:00 The 100% Guil-tea & Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Special Interest Meetings
Rooms available for private meetings
10:30 – 12:00 The Breakfast Meeting with Paul McGuinness
The esteemed industry veteran reveals all to Ed Bicknell
12:30 – 13:30 Family Entertainment: The generation game
A one-stop shop for the best alternative non-musical touring products out there
12:30 – 14:00 The Agency Business 2017
Leading international agents discuss this changing sector, and the wider implications for the rest of the business
13:30 - 15:30 The Scooby Snack Lunch
Complimentary five-star buffet lunch break for all delegates
 

The 100% Guil-tea & Coffee Break

Refreshments for those requiring a pick-me-up after a busy morning’s plotting or for those left strangely thirsty after an evening’s villainous activities.

Lower Ground Floor, Royal Garden Hotel
10:00 - 11:00 | Friday 10 March 2017

 

Rooms 3 & 4, Lower Ground Floor

If you are inspired by the panels to put on an ILMC meeting of your own, or to continue a debate started at one of our other meetings, there are two rooms kept free for just this purpose.  Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – enquire at the Help Desk.

 

The Scooby Snack Lunch

After a full morning conferencing, we will be laying on a glorious Scooby Snack Lunch, giving delegates a two-hour window in which to solve any remaining mysteries. There’ll be no red herrings in sight as delegates are treated to a variety of intriguing meze and mysterious Turkish delights. Taking place in the Dining Room (Park Terrace) and culminating in the Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw, it’s one of the final ILMC events, and finest moments in the schedule. And we would have got away with it if it wasn't for those meze-lin kids.

The Conservatory (York Suite) & Bertie's Bar, mezzanine, Royal Garden Hotel
13:30 - 15:30 | Friday 10 March 2017

 

14:00 – 18:00 Association Meeting: CPA
Second part of the private association meeting for the Concert Promoters Association
14:45 - 15:15 Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw
A host of luxurious prizes up-for-grabs with all proceeds going to charity
15:30 – 16:15 The ILMC 29 Autopsy
Greg Parmley invites delegates to share their thoughts and enjoy a glass of something as the conference wraps up
16:15 - 18:00 The ‘Twist in the Tale’ Closing Drinks
ILMC's closing drinks wrap up the conference
18:00 - 20:00 The Big Friday Night Feast
It's Friday evening and London is on our doorstep...
Various Access All Areas
Free access to the best gigs in the capital
 

As always, the ILMC will be providing some of the music industry’s most influential associations with complimentary rooms for their private meetings.

14:00 – 18:00 |Concert Promoters Association (CPA) | Room 4

 

Nikos Fund Grand Prize Draw

The ILMC raises a significant amount of money every year for a charity of its choice in honour of the Nikos Fund. Hand in your business cards to the ILMC girls and boys with collection tins and turn up for a 14:45 start for the chance to win some colossal prizes as our chosen charities Youth Music and Unicef benefit. But don’t forget - you must be in the room to win.

Bertie's Bar, mezzanine, Royal Garden Hotel

14:45 - 15:15 | Friday 10 March 2017

 

The 'Twist in the Tale' Closing Drinks

Immediately after the ILMC Autopsy, post post-mortem if you will, all gumshoes are invited for a final collusion in order to review the clues, examine the evidence and solve the remaining mysteries of the ILMC – Who is the Scarlet Pimpernel? Where are my socks? How did that get there? – before heading out for a Friday night in Sherlock Holme’s London. With a few complimentary glasses of bubbles in the Intelli-Lounge, it’s a final chance to network, get a little ‘twisted’ and extract one or two last confessions from suspicious looking colleagues…

Bertie's Bar, mezzanine, Royal Garden Hotel
16:15 - 18:00 | Friday 10 March 2017

 

The Big Friday Night Feast

As a launch pad to the weekend, The Big Friday Night Feast offers a final opportunity to break bread (and dip it in melted cheese) with fellow delegates, as we head to Bodo’s Schloss for an Austrian-themed dinner.

A hotspot for royals and rock stars alike, this unique Alpine ski lodge-style restaurant offers everything from schnitzels and fondue to après-ILMC cocktails.

Delegates will be able to choose various options from a discounted £34 set menu, whilst networking and socialising galore thanks to some seriously long banqueting tables. And with traditional steins of lager and an impressive range of Austrian wines on tap, it’s the perfect setting for an off-piste adventure, before going off-piste.

To reserve a space, please email [email protected] or put your name down at the Help Desk during the conference.

Venue: Bodo's Schloss, next to the Royal Garden Mansion
18:00 - 20:00 | Friday 10 March 2017