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IQ Magazine

IQ is the essential magazine for the international live music business, publishing news, features, analysis & comment covering the global concert and festival businesses.

The print version of IQ Magazine is circulated to around 4,000 individuals and companies in more than 70 countries; it is also distributed online and digitally, reaching a global audience of 20,000 live entertainment professionals. The core subscribers are the world’s leading promoters, booking agents, venue operators and festival organisers.

IQ is produced by the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), the foremost meeting place for live music professionals worldwide. ILMC provides an annual platform for vital discussion and debate, while IQ continues that forum year-round.

IQ is available via a nominal annual subscription fee. To subscribe, click here.


Previous issues

IQ Magazine: Issue 92
Issue 92
  • iFF Agenda
  • Live-streaming During Covid
  • Diversity in the Live Music Industry
  • Unsung Hero: The Clapham Grand's Ally Wolf

Comment: Exit Festival's Dušan Kovačević on Social Activism Beverley Knight Talks Socially Distanced Concerts Your Shout: What's your most prized possession... ever?

IQ91 Cover
Issue 91
  • Covid Kit Essentials
  • Finance During the Pandemic
  • The Associations Helping Us Fight Coronavirus
  • Unsung Hero: Fabian Müller

Comment: Judith Clumpas & the Local Industry in New Zealand Michael Kill Talks Dance Music During Covid Your Shout: What's the funniest practical joke...

Issue 90
  • The Green Guardians Guide 2020
  • Laura Marling’s Historic Live-Streamed Shows
  • India Market Report
  • New Signings & Rising Stars

Comment: Alexandra Ampofo: Employers must follow through following Black Out Tuesday Macky Drese: Are traditional concerts a thing of the past? Kendall Ostrow: Time to Consider TikTok & more...

Issue 89
  • Coronavirus Special Report
  • Ossy Hoppe’s Big Birthday Surprise
  • Market Report: The Gulf States
  • ILMC 32 Review

Comment: Mike Malak's tips for home working & shutdown opportunities Tamsin Embleton: Dealing with stress, anxiety and uncertainty Tim Thornhill: Insuring the Unknown Melanie Eselevsky: View from a New Boss

IQ Magazine Issue 88
Issue 88
  • Rod MacSween - Agent of the Decade
  • Slipknot on Tour
  • Market Focus: Scotland
  • The ILMC Agenda

Comment: Claudio Trotta Talks Algorithms African Music Festivals with Chin Okeke Mark Alexander - A Place for Secondary Ticketing Jo Young Previews Futures Forum 2020 Sacha Lord Talks Nightlife

IQ Magazine Issue 87
Issue 87
  • ILMC 32 Launches
  • Dido - Live for Rent
  • Market Focus: Russia
  • The Gaffer

Comment: Chris Johnson Applauds Sustainability Efforts Encountering Trans Musicales with Béatrice Macé Boyan Robert Pinter in Defense of the Bulgarian Live Music Market Promotional Difficulties: With Mary Gavala

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