Room One
11:15 - 12:45

ILMC’s annual state-of-the-nation session returns with a multitude of pressing topics to review.

Long-time chair Phil Bowdery (Live Nation) is joined by a new co-host this year, Maria May (CAA), as the soon-to-be legendary duo explore the most critical topics in the post-pandemic business.

Charting industry recovery, what we have learnt over the last two years, and just how is the global live business ‘building back better’? From (re)negotiating artist fees and rehabilitating a weakened supply chain, to reinvigorating consumer confidence, what challenges does the business face in 2022 and beyond? And with different markets at different milestones along their road to recovery, how are each of our prestigious speakers and industry heads plotting live’s big return?


Phil Bowdery
Live Nation (UK)
Maria May
Alex Hill
AEG Europe (UK)
Marty Diamond
Wasserman Music (US)
Alyona Dmukhovska
Music Export Ukraine
Detlef Kornett
DEAG Group (DE)
Rauha Kyyrö
Fullsteam Agency (FI)
Amy Thomson
Hipgnosis Songs Fund (UK)
Sasha Yerchenko