Reflecting a booming domestic live music scene, the 12TH annual LIVE UK Summit has conference sessions on topics ranging from artiste development and the grassroots sector to festivals, sponsorship, social media marketing, venue management and ticketing.
The latest speakers to be announced include X-ray Touring agent Jo Biddiscombe, AEG Europe executive vice-president of Global Partnerships Paul Samuels, VMS Live founder Steve Forster, LiveStyled head of engineering Aditi Agarwal and Ticketmaster VP of festivals and music Sarah Slater.
“This is clearly going to be one of our best years, with some excellent new speakers covering a range of issues affecting the live music industry,” says Summit executive producer Steve Parker.
Organised by Audience sister publication LIVE UK, conference sessions include Fields of Change, which will focus on the festival sector; Supply and Demand – venues; The Discovery Panel – finding and developing new talent, and Masters of the Universe, featuring the stories of major international players.
The Summit is held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London’s West End on Thursday 11 October, attracts more than 300 live music industry professionals and speakers from a broad spectrum of sectors.
Registration costs £135 + VAT and is available, along with more information, at www.liveuksummit.com.
The conference is followed in the evening by the Live Music Business Awards www.livemusicwards.co.uk, with honours presented across 24 categories, including National Promoter of the Year, Best Festival, Artiste Manager of the Year and Best Venue Teamwork.