It was truly great to be back together again, under the same roof, after what, for many, has been a very long two years.
The atmosphere throughout the Royal Garden Hotel was upbeat, and the camaraderie was more apparent than ever during the panels and events and especially in Strangey’s Bar in the evenings.
There were some top-level conversations, from Nile Rodgers’ Breakfast Meeting, which brought joy and tears in equal measures, to Casey Wasserman’s unique insight into the business, and Brian Eno and Aurora wrapping up the week as the final event at both ILMC and GEI.
I must say a huge thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support and to the chair people and speakers who donated their time and expertise to the various panels.
From the ASM Global-backed Bursary Scheme to mental health, restaffing/reskilling, diversity and sustainability, there was a healthy focus at ILMC 34 on building a live music industry of the future that is both green and fair, which was hugely encouraging to see.
The following pages feature reviews of the panels, feedback from delegates, a chance to find out who went home with a coveted Arthur Award, a gallery of photos, and more.
Thanks to everyone who attended and made ILMC 34 an event to remember.
See you 1-3 March 2023 for ILMC 35!