The Live Music Business Session 1: Introduction to the Live Music Business

I have created a series of videos as part of a module on the live music busines that I teach at University of West London. The module is an introduction to the live music business,  and this session will set the scene for study in the other sessions.  There is an excerpt from the transcript below the video.

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23 Things I Learnt At ILMC 28

23 things Andy Reynolds learnt at ILMC 28

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) takes place every year in London, and attracts booking agents, concert promoters, artist managers, tech companies and suppliers from all over the world for three days of panels, workshops and networking events. Incorporated into the ILMC is the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM), a one-day conference, where specific concert production … Read more…

Tour managers and live sound engineers – a brief Q &A

A student recently asked me answer some questions about concert tour management and live sound engineering to help her with a college project. I get a lot of these requests and am always happy to offer answers and advice (time permitting) and have even posted an FAQ to help with this type of research. However … Read more…

‘Tonights show has been cancelled…’

The band Passion Pit recently posted this, citing some of the reasons they have, or would consider, cancelling a show. I understand all the reasons they state and admire the fact that Passion Pit acknowledge the number of people, other than the fans, that a cancellation adversely affects. Ultimately though, a cancellation does affect a … Read more…