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.
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Audience is the world's leading monthly magazine for the international contemporary live music industry, providing news, features and information to professionals in more than 80 countries worldwide. Circulation includes thousands of promoters, festival organisers, venue operators and key people in dozens of related sectors.
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The 13th annual LIVE UK Summit conference and networking event underwent a transformation this year, with a move to London’s new Hard Rock Hotel and convention space Great Cumberland Place at Marble Arch, after 12 years at the previous venue.

Under the banner New Venue, New Date, New Focus, the event took place on Wednesday 30 October, with a particular focus on the new generation of professionals driving the industry.

Whether it’s promoters or venues presenting unsigned artistes or multiple-night concerts at arenas and stadiums, our industry has a kind of individual motivation not present in many other walks of life.

Most people in the industry succeed or fail on their own efforts, and while the downside can be tough, that energy is what finds and develops new talent and takes it worldwide, builds ever more impressive stage productions and improves standards and services at venues nationwide.

New conference sessions included Everyday People, covering diversity and gender balance issues, and Down To Earth, focussing on sustainability. They join Guardians of the Galaxy (international booking agents), Taking Care of Business (concert promoting), The Social Network (digital interaction) and more.

More than 300 delegates attended the event from across the live music industry - including grassroots promoters, operators of venues from clubs to stadiums and festival organisers, to artiste managers, booking agents, services providers, industry organisations and politicians.

We hope you all enjoyed the day.

Hard Rock Hotel/Great Cumberland Place
Marble Arch, London W1H 7DL