LIVE UK, a sister publication to AUDIENCE, is the only publication dedicated to the country’s contemporary live music business, providing news, features, tour plans and information to the people that drive the industry – promoters, festival organisers, venue operators, artiste managers, booking agents, ticketing companies, media and key professionals in dozens of related sectors.
While parts the live music industry are certainly experiencing some challenging times in a flat-lining economy, there are still the enough success stories that serve to spur everyone onwards.
Problems are there to be overcome and, if you want to stay in the game, then you have to be capable of dealing with them. Those who can’t fade away and those that can get stronger.
The Summit is about the energy that keeps the live music business alive, delivering new talent, staging spectacular events and going about the day-to-day process of sustaining meaningful business for countless promoters, artistes, venues and service providers.
As well as featuring the core activities of the live music industry, the Summit is also sharply focused on new technologies and innovative concepts, some of which will transform the way business is conducted over the coming year, let alone longer-term.
The Summit is about the business of contemporary live music. Anyone working in that world knows there’s no room for complacency. It’s a vibrant, challenging, fast-moving business where the survivors are generally those who have the skills and can manage the disciplines … not to mention having a significant entrepreneurial streak.
This year’s Summit theme – The Big Picture – accentuates the very essence of the event; it’s about all aspects of the business of live music – from handling the artistes, choosing the venues, marketing the shows, selling the tickets, through to merchandising and fan club development.
Delegates and panellists also include representatives from the print, internet, radio and TV media; recording and publishing company executives, brands and sponsorship brokers, peers and members of parliament, as well as live music-related industry organisations.
The Summit is where key industry professionals congregate once a year, and share experiences, knowledge and ideas with their peers and others who have chosen to make the business of live music their career.