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.
The UK's Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music as an annual round-up of the most prominent and proactive venues, from pubs to stadiums and open-air sites, that play a part in keeping the UK a world leader in contemporary music. This 84-page publication features interviews with venue operators, profiles key personalities – from pub landlords to stadium bosses, and includes a survey of trends in areas such as ticketing and marketing.
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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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Sponsors 2011


Showsec has continually reinforced its position as Europe’s leading event and venue security specialist. It is delighted to be supporting Live UK to encourage debate and communication across the live music sector.

Since last year’s Live UK summit, Showsec has introduced a range of innovations and is proud to have worked alongside many of the industry’s leading event practitioners to improve customer service and safety at events.

Everyone from high profile international events to student union promotions have benefited from the ever-evolving capabilities within Showsec. 2010 saw the company underpin its expanding event security services with investment in a new foundation degree and enhanced training program to strengthen the skills of the new generation of security professionals.

A new company infrastructure has enabled and empowered regional offices, resulting in nationwide growth. New events and venues have supported Showsec’s expansion, ranging from new contracts at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, 02 Glasgow Academy and the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle in the North, to the new Birmingham HMV Institute, 02 Leicester Academy and the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Showsec’s 2,500 security professionals continue to strive for excellence in security, while as head of the UK Crowd Management Association, Showsec’s Mark Harding galvanizes the industry on issues such as training and SIA legislation.

Wembley Stadium

Wembley  . . .  I was there

Valentina arrived from Italy 48 hours before Muse’s performance at Wembley Stadium to be right at the front of the stage. Afterwards she queued again to be first in line for the band’s epic performance the following Saturday. That’s the sort of passion for live music that Wembley creates.

Greenday played a mammoth set there in June. Lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong declared it the biggest show of their lives.

Capital FM’s Summertime Ball delivered some of this year’s hottest artistes including Justin Bieber, Florence and the Machine and Usher.

Over the last 12 months, Wembley Stadium has hosted some of the world’s largest concerts with the likes of Muse, Coldplay, U2, Take That, Green Day and Oasis playing sold out shows.

Big? Wembley has a typical end-on capacity of 75,000. A west-stage configuration delivers fans closer to their favourite artistes. Stage pockets open up thousands of extra seats nearest the stage. Widened aisles maximize standing capacity on the pitch.  

On average £250,000 worth of tickets were sold per gig to Club Wembley members in 09.  Acoustic panelling helps achieve typical sounds limits at mixer of 106db, while, with motorway standard clearance throughout, you can drive right in!

Wembley is passionate about delivering your next big event.

Let your heart rule your head


Music Networx

Music Networx is the company behind simfy, Germany’s largest music platform. With more than 1.7 million users, simfy is the market leader for online music solutions. Users can access more than 6.2 million streamed songs, listen to music and compile playlists. simfy offers a wide array of business solutions for music professionals to effectively market and distribute their music worldwide. simfy also features a brandable and customizable streaming technology that can be leveraged by brands to fuse music into their online marketing strategy and customer loyalty programs.

With over 1,000 concert recordings under its belt, simfy live is Germany's leading online provider of live music recordings by artistes such as KISS, the Scorpions, Mark Knopfler, and Simply Red. simfy live offers a comprehensive recording solution covering the full spectrum from initial planning to post-production. To truly capture the live atmosphere of a performance and ensure that the recording is as authentic as possible, simfy live relies on state-of-the-art technologies. The patent-pending LiveBox technology streamlines all processes from set-up to selling your live recordings directly on location - at the flick of a switch.

Whether you need a versatile basic set-up, custom road box equipment or a fully-fledged, high-end mobile recording studio, simfy can do it all.


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