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Last call to be listed

This Friday is the deadline for ILMC delegates to have their details listed in the Globetrotters Guide, the official handbook of ILMC 30. The Globetrotters Guide lists all delegates contact information, the full ILMC schedule, industry associations, local information. and plenty more besides, and can be found inside the delegates’ bag that each delegate will receive upon their arrival at ILMC.

But...! While Friday is the deadline to be listed, please note that just a few passes remainfor ILMC. So if you don't want to left alien-ated outside the hotel, register here while you still can.

What on Earth's happening at ILMC 30?

With the launch of ILMC 30 imminent, here is a quick reminder of the various events that await those descending from other galaxies in a few short weeks. After each day of panels, meetings and business, what spaces are there for the intrepid galactic explorer to invade? Read on…
Tuesday night sees the conference commence proper with ILMC's First Contact 30th Birthday Blast-off from 18:00. With all ILMC delegates on the list, and hundreds more having now RSVP'd, it's going to be one mega-galactic birthday do. 
Wednesday evening begins with UTA's Cocktails & Canapés, which takes place from 17:30 to 18:30 in The Mess Area. Around that time, the doors also open for The Dutch 'Brace for' Impact Party featuring showcases from three of the Netherlands’ hottest current touring acts, plus finger food, and complimentary drinks (click here to be added to the guest-list).
For those who like a wager, the Texas Probe 'em Poker Tourney takes place from 21:00 with an array of bar tab prizes up for grabs. It all raises money for our charity this year, Music Support, so put your name down This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or take a risk and turn up on the night. And for night owls, join IQ Magazine’s very own Terry ‘The Martian’ McNally, at midnight in The SMG Space Bar, as he referees The Table Football Coupe de la Galaxie. Be in the bar at 22:00 with a supple-wristed colleague to sign-up.

On Thursday, the second of our agency-hosted events, the WME Happy Hour will take place from 17:30, and with hundreds of delegates typically showing up, early arrival is recommended. Afterwards, there are two choices: either the Match of the Light Year Football annual showdown – for which boys and girls are both welcome to sign-up This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, for those who favour champers over championships, The Gala-ctic Dinner & Arthur Awards will combine all the pomp of a luxurious awards ceremony with all the expected silliness of ILMC. A few tickets are still available but as it always sells out, sign up here, or the event will lift off without you, and you’ll be left sitting on your ass-teroid.
Last but not least, no ILMC would be complete without an opportunity for the tone deaf to get their own back on industry colleagues at the The ‘Drunk Side of the Moon’ Live Karaoke. This year’s event features a real live backing band. It’s an event not to be missed. Unless you’re sober.
Friday’s event line-up starts off with the Nikos Fund Prize Draw, which takes place at 15:30 in The SMG Space Bar, and is followed by the Closing Encounters of the Thirst Kind Drinks. And for the ultimate ILMC 30 happening, from 18:00, we welcome you to join us for The Final Countdown Dinner at Dirty Bones in Kensington. With chat, food and drink – it’s the very last opportunity you’ll have to invade space and befriend aliens. Tickets are £60 and available here.

Arthurs voting deadline

If you still haven’t voted in the Arthur Awards 2018 and wish to influence who will be taking home an unidentified f***ing object in the shape of an Arthur during The Gala-ctic Dinner & Arthur Awards, then voting closes Friday 16 February at 18:00GMT. Click below to vote whilst you still can…


To attend the The ILMC Gala-tic Dinner & Arthur Awards in person, either tick the relevant box when registering for ILMC, click here, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Look who's talking at ILMC 30

The line-up of guest speakers lending their expertise to this year’s conference agenda is looking like a who’s who of the live music business.  

Recent updates include Festival Forum: Overjoyed or overblown?, which will see Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn, C3 Presents’ Charles AttalAnders Wahren from Roskilde Festival and FKP Scorpio’s Stephan Thanscheidt discuss the state of the international market.

Joining Natasha Bent for Gender: Calm down, what’s the fuss? will be CAA’s Emma Banks, Metropolis Music’s Raye Cosbert, Dame Helena Morrissey from Legal & General, Folkert Koopmans from FKP Scorpio, and the Royal Albert Hall’s Lucy Noble.

Exploring Country Music: New roads alongside Ben Martin of Marshall Arts, will be Milly Olykan from C2C Festival/AEG Presents UK, Country Music Association chair Sarah Trahern, Mojo Concert’s Bertus de Blaauw, BBC radio DJ Bob Harris and UTA’s Sean Goulding

And in Brexit 2025: Looking Back, host and UK Music CEO Michael Dugher will be joined on stage by Dr Dick Molenaar of All Arts Tax Advisors, Okan Tombulca from eps GmbH, Oleg Gaidar from Artist & Entertainer Visas Global, and Annabella Coldrickfrom Music Managers' Forum (MMF).
While final conference sessions will be announced shortly, the provisional agenda including guest speakers is here.

Arthurs voting deadline

There’s just two weeks left to vote in this year’s Arthur Awards – the live music industry’s favourite and most established prize-giving ceremony. The Arthurs recognise the top players in the international concert business, from promoters, agents and venues, to festivals, production stars and suppliers.
As always, winners are decided by a vote of all ILMC members and IQ Magazine readers, so if you’re reading this email, you’re eligible to cast yours. If you’ve not already done so, help decide who’ll take home a little green man this year by voting here.
The awards are the climactic ending of The ILMC Gala-tic Dinner & Arthur Awards – a luxurious five-star evening that will take place at 8Northumberland, and boasts one of the grandest Victorian interiors in London, just yards from Trafalgar Square.

To attend the The ILMC Gala-tic Dinner & Arthur Awards in person, either tick the relevant box when registering for ILMC, click here, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..