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New Technology: Digital discovery

New Technology: Digital discovery

Room 2 | 15:30 – 16:45 | Wednesday

Host: Steve Machin, .Tickets (UK)

This annual session presents the best new gadgets, gizmos and innovations on the market. Hosted by ILMC’s resident tech guru, Steve Machin, each company has four minutes to pitch their product to the audience. A mix of demos, videos, and first-hand explanations, this year’s line-up covers virtual reality, blockchain, AI ticketing, streaming, along with new kit for both venues and festivals. As technology continues to drive change across the live music business and beyond, this 75-minute investigation into the latest ideas and trends is a must-see. Presentations will be from the following:

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Presented by Kevin Brown

With a GigRev direct-to-fan app, you can live stream to your fans; upload photos, exclusive video and music; sell merchandise; list shows and events; and allow exclusive access to pre-sale tickets. All of this while knowing who your fans really are. So if you want more than a view, listen or like to measure your success, GigRev can put you back in the driving seat.

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Presented by Jeff Pezzuti

Eyellusion bring the most authentic and realistic holograms to the live music market. The Eyellusion team’s extensive live music experience across show design, booking and touring combined with its end-to-end hologram production capabilities uniquely positions the company as an ideal partner for emerging and established artists alike.

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Presented by Niall Green

Second Screen uses cutting-edge technology to capture the essence of live performances - bridging the gap between fans and artists in a communal, digital space - giving users instant access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes content.

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Fanzone
Presented by Alex Horne

The ambition of Fanzone is to offer fans a unique 'sofa-to-seat' experience, from home to the gig, saving time and money and enhancing the overall event-day experience. This is achieved through directly targeting ticket-holders and offering them a range of transport options (direct coaches, shuttle buses, car sharing, taxi and taxi sharing, parking etc.) and creating a white-label platform as a plugin or stand-alone app (web or mobile).

Currently, Fanzone is working with a range of event partners in Ireland and the UK and further afield including; major sporting events, arenas, artist promoters, ticketing companies, music festivals, tours and more.

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Presented by Dan Silver

The Third Dimension Spectacle from Silent Disco is brand new. Silent Disco’s original concept has been emulated but never bettered. Thanks to new technology lighting controls, a 3D soundtrack is fully integrated with LED lighting located on tall central 'pods' and LED’s in headsets. The unique lighting chases and spreads with the sound movement and is diversified throughout the audience syncing the lighting pulses.

Featuring a centrally located stage with multiple lighting pods, coupled with changing colours and controllable LEDs in each headset produces a spectacle never seen before. Wherever you are in the room you have a perspective that keeps you close to the action. The Third Dimension Spectacle will debut this summer at big festival events.

Silent Disco has also developed new high-quality transmitters to ensure that their Silent Disco offer is the highest possible standard, and head and shoulders above any imitations. From 1,000- to 5,000-plus capacities, the highest possible quality sound is available only from Silent Disco.

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BYG Music
Presented by Tricia Byrnes

BYG MUSIC puts brands directly in front of today’s most trendsetting audiences. Brands hire BYG MUSIC to reach a millennial-minded audience. BYG MUSIC organises a marketing strategy based on the massive band catalogue and their followers in our network.

Bands will promote your brand to their fans through the BYG MUSIC platform organically. The bands use your hashtags and your tag lines but they promote you in their own words, or their own way. This has proven to be the best way to create loyal customers out of bands fans. Try BYG MUSIC today!

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The Bot Platform
Presented by Syd Lawrence

The trusted platform for building bots on Messenger - The Bot Platform provides a serviced solution using their expertise in the industry to work with customers to create engaging bots that deliver great business value.

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Chair's Biog | Steve Machin

MACHINSteve co-founded Accent Media in 2012 and successfully applied for the Top Level Domain "Tickets" with a vision to create an authentic and trusted domain-space for online ticketing. Steve is a pioneer of the live entertainment & ticketing sectors and has held a number of senior roles including his work at Ticketmaster Europe & Live Nation. He connects an understanding of online marketing and retail with access to global live entertainment industries and a focus on how technology partnerships can deliver outstanding services and value for clients and consumers.