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.
Festival provides news and information across a broad spectrum of festival business activity, including the launch of new events and the evolution of established ones, anti-crime initiatives, developments in infrastructure, security and ticketing; marketing techniques, waste management and recycling. Published in print and digital issues during the key festival planning season of December to March.
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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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Integro Insurance brokers provide specialist insurance cover for a wide variety of events across the Sports & Entertainment world. We’ve pioneered a unique approach to managing risk: we begin by taking the time to get to know our clients inside and out.

Our experience in the world of Music, Theatre, Sports, live entertainment and events means we understand the nature of risk and have unique and innovative solutions to our clients’ exposures.

Our Entertainment & Sports practice, is drawn from the strategic acquisition of respected insurance brokers, ACJ, Doodson Broking Group, Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach and Stonehouse Conseillers.

www.integrogroup.com


G4S Events is the leading provider of crowd management and security within the events sector. With a legacy of more than 30 years, our team of over 5,000 stewards and security officers are a constant presence at events and arenas across the length and breadth of country. This includes the most popular music festivals and concerts, world-renowned sporting events, conferences, exhibitions and historic government events. 

We have developed long-standing partnerships with many leading promoters and venues combining years of experience with resilience and cutting-edge technology. G4S’ wide-ranging expertise allows us to bring together key services, specialist skills to provide a safe environment and help to deliver a great experience for everyone in attendance. 

https://twitter.com/G4SeventsUK


TRUCKINGBY Brian Yeardley is the Live Event trucking division of Brian Yeardley Continental Limited who have ran an established UK & European general cargo trucking business for over 40 years. Our modern fleet of over 60 Euro-6 engined trucks allows us to enter all UK & European cities without restriction day or night & are the most environmentally friendly in the market place. Our quality assured service is ISO 9001:2015 & FORS Silver assessed and guarantees our clients a reliable affordable quality service with positive brand & image that is second to none in the Event trucking industry. TRUCKINGBY run a fleet of over 75 low-ride, air suspension, flat-floor Mega-cube Box & curtain-sided trailers so whether you’re moving backline, PA Audio, set or staging we have versatile trailers that can handle all of your requirement’s & drivers who are highly trained, client friendly & always willing to help out.

www.brianyeardley.com


PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation the company ensures creators are paid whenever their music and songs are played, performed, broadcast or reproduced in public and provides business and community groups with access to 22.2 million songs through its music licences. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

In 2016, the organisation collected over half a billion pounds (£621.5m) on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations. 

www.prsformusic.com


St Mary's Stadium, home to Southampton Football Club. We staged Robbie Williams’ Heavy Entertainment Show on Tuesday 6th June in front of a 32,000 capacity crowd. We are looking to increase the number of high-quality concerts and to cement our reputation as a go to entertainment venue 

  • The largest concert venue on the South Coast
  • 32,000 capacity, including up to 1,400 hospitality guests
  • One stop shop – in-house hospitality, ticketing, logistics and operational teams
  • Great transport links into Southampton Airport, motorways and Southampton Centre train station

Cofounders Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer started Skiddle in 2001 initially as a what’s on guide, out of frustration for there not being enough online information for the events they love. Both gig promoters and big ravers, their passion for music events in the north of England and beyond formed the business’ bedrock, quickly expanding across the UK and further a field.

In 2006 we started selling tickets, and in the decade since have become one of the UK’s most loved ticketing services. We sell for all the big names, Reading & Leeds, Creamfields, Warehouse Project… even Rod Stewart (yep, he’s still going…), but we’re not a business that focuses solely on the well known brands. We love to get our hands dirty helping promoters grow boutique offerings, from intimate gigs and clubnights, through to grassroots festivals. Our staff are made up of an avid bunch of music fans, who are committed to making ticketing better. 

www.skiddle.com


Our clients include performing artistes, record companies, music publishers, production companies, agents, actors, film stars, TV personalities and many more. 

We work closely with specialist lawyers and senior management to provide advice on contracts, tax planning, intellectual property rights and all other commercial issues.

We advise our clients on the most appropriate tax structure to minimise personal and corporate tax liabilities and assist with VAT, bookkeeping, billing and cash flow management for a number of artistes. Our dedicated team deals with all aspects of tour accounting, from initial budgets through to final results, and works with our Premier International partners to minimise the effects of overseas taxation.

We have a specialist team who undertake royalty audits, as well as desktop reviews to ensure the client has received their full entitlement of royalty revenues. The team also specialise in royalty accounting delivering all contractually required distributions with particular experience with independent record labels and publishing companies. 

Additionally we provide: Valuations of Publishing/Recording catalogues and catalogue acquisitions; Royalty contract negotiation/advice (New or Renewing); Registration of Neighbouring Rights and Performance Rights.

www.srlv.co.uk


Production Supporters

Flare Audio is a British loudspeaker technology company which believes artistes and engineers, not loudspeakers, should create sound. Flare Audio products are built on the principle of Waveform Integrity: the signal that goes into the loudspeaker is precisely replicated by the sound wave that comes out. The loudspeaker should be sonically invisible, allowing the driver to deliver sound without interference. This uncorrupted sound retains all of its definition. It couples more efficiently, disperses evenly, enables maximum throw and is more controllable.

Sound connects all people, all things. Let your music, your message, your voice be heard clearly.

www.flareaudio.com


YSLV is the UK’s leading display solutions company and has been delivering innovative LED Screen technology for over a decade, working with some of the world’s top brands and companies to help them achieve their visions. 

It has the largest rental and sales stock in London and can provide a complete solution, from the concept and design of the screen to designing and managing the content. Its team of intensely dedicated people offer unrivalled technical knowledge, service and support to all its clients. Based in London, York and Birmingham, stock includes stunning 3mm, 4mm, 6mm and 7mm LED screens, amongst other display products.

www.yslv.co.uk


Music Glue makes it quick, easy and cost effective for bands, artistes, promoters, venues, labels and managers to connect directly with their consumers and sell a range of products online. Music Glue’s range of tools allow users to set up a fully customisable, multi-page mini-site that works on PC, tablet and mobile for no set-up cost or subscription fee, and then sell, stream and give away digital content alongside merchandise, tickets and more. Users can sign up for a free account. 

Founded in 2007 by Mark Meharry, Music Glue is a London-based D2C (Direct to Consumer) digital services company that works with clients including: Mumford & Sons, Dingwalls, End of the Road Festival, Ben Howard, Enter Shikari, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry and Communion. 

www.musicglue.com


Neg Earth Lights has established itself as one of the leading independent lighting and rigging specialist for live events in the UK. Based in North West London, we are known for innovation, quality and delivery. In over thirty years of trading we have partnered new technologies with new talent and embraced the challenge of creating imaginative lighting designs, which push boundaries from initial concept to reality.

www.negearthlights.com


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The World’s Best Arenas For Live Music is published annually in June/July and is free to Audience and LIVE UK subscribers worldwide, including concert promoters, venue operators, artiste managers, production companies, booking agents and service providers such as ticketing firms, sound, light and audio-visual companies, as well as brands and sponsorship brokers.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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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.
View digital magazine here.