The Breakfast Meeting with Peter Mensch
Room 1 | 10:30 – 12:00 | Friday
Host: Dan Steinberg, Emporium Presents (US)
Every year, on the final day of ILMC, we invite a music business VIP to take part in an intimate interview in which they describe the trajectory of their rise in the industry, and sometimes reveal some of their innermost secrets. Previous industry nobility has included the likes of Marc Geiger, Arthur Fogel, Emma Banks, Nick Mason, John Giddings, Paul McGuinness and Michael Eavis.
ILMC 30’s Breakfast Meeting will be a session to remember, as taking the hot seat opposite Dan "Steiny" Steinberg - who is standing in for Ed Bicknell, who claims to have been abducted by aliens - will be none other than legendary artist manager Peter Mensch. With four decades of experience managing many of the most successful guitar bands in history, the Q Prime co-founder has masterminded hundreds of millions of album sales, and some of the world's most successful tours.
Q Prime’s current roster includes Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Snow Patrol, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, and The Black Keys. Whilst previous clients include Scorpions, Def Leppard, Queensrÿche, The Smashing Pumpkins and Hole.
Peter will discuss his career in management – which began in earnest when he signed AC/DC at the age of just 26 – as well as today’s industry, and where it’s all going next. No doubt there will also be a few of the touring tales for which these breakfast sessions are renowned. There’s no better way to kick off the Friday of ILMC.
If there’s a better reason to get out of bed on a Friday morning, we can’t think of one…