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What is IQ magazine?

IQ news Analysis and reports on global industry news including legal and stock market updates IQ Comment Leading figures from every sector of the business report on issues, new initiatives and developments Special Interest

From major market reports to export music office initiatives IQ places you in the heart of the live music business

IQ is the essential industry magazine presenting news, features and information for business leaders operating in the international live music and entertainment industry. An extension of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), IQ updates its members, companies and individuals on events and progressions in the ever-changing world of the global concert business. The core readership includes the leading innovators and operators in concert and show promotion, talent booking, venue management and festival organisation, while also reaching artist managers, production professionals, supply and service companies and the wider global music industry. IQ is available free to ILMC members, or for a nominal subscription fee to all other industry professionals. The magazine is published six times per year – four main quarterly issues and two supplemental ILMC issues – and the print version of IQ is circulated to 3,500 individuals in over 70 countries. Including over 2,000 online downloads per issue, it is now one of the most widely read music industry titles in existence.


Breaking the mould of traditional live industry analysis, IQ generates constant and lively feedback about the articles and issues it raises and by working closely with a number of influential industry associations, it also publishes a series of annual reports on topics such as arenas, festivals and ticketing. With all input and research providing valuable content for the ILMC conference, the magazine truly is a title for the industry, by the industry.

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Multinational, corporate and independent concert promoters operating in all venues, from clubs to stadiums worldwide. Festival and outdoor event organisers in over 70 countries: one of the fastest growing areas of the industry. International booking agents as well as the increasing number of national agents who focus on their own territory. Artist managers actively engaged in touring their artists. With the live arena the last remaining cash cow of the music business, the gig grounds are more vital to them than ever. Operators of arenas and stadia worldwide. Managers of small, mid-range and grass roots venues and performance spaces. Production companies including lighting, PA, security, shipping, staging and catering specialists. Show producers of family, sport, dance and ice spectaculars, who are increasingly cooperating with music promoters and producers, often using the same venue. Press, radio and other media companies who work within the live sector of the music business. Record companies and publishers, including their specialist live music divisions or personnel within them. National music offices including arts and cultural organisations involved in live music for trade and cultural purposes. Ancillary industries such as lawyers, accountants and insurance companies.




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Why advertise in IQ magazine? Live Music Industry Focus: If you or your company are suppliers of services to the live music industry then IQ magazine is the medium to get your message across. A Respected, Specialist Title: If you are an agent promoting your roster, a venue planning and confirming your programme, or a festival profiling your event, you can be sure that your business or product will be brought directly to the attention of key decision makers. Competitive Rates: Our rates are very competitive and the title will remain on desks for two months, giving your advert maximum exposure. We offer great discounts for series and are flexible as regards positioning and layout. Exclusive Readership: Targeting our readership of 10,000 key industry players will ensure that your IQ advertising and marketing campaigns reach exactly the right people. Repeat Read Value: Unlike regular news and feature sections, readers will refer to our analysis of industry events again and again, providing repeat impact for display advertisers. Series Discounts: Attractive series discounts are offered, allowing you to plan a strong and visible campaign within budgets.

"IQ is always an interesting and informative read which gives a great overview of all the issues which are currently impacting on our business. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the live music industry, whichever sector they are in." Emma Banks, CAA “IQ is a thoroughly enjoyable read and has more up to date and relevant information in every issue. I look forward to receiving it." Stuart Galbraith, Kilimanjaro


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SUBSCRIBE TO IQ MAGAZINE IQ is available on a complimentary basis for members of the ILMC, or via an annual payment of £50 for all other professionals. A subscription to IQ includes six issues per year, and with the print magazine published in advance of the online pdf version, subscribing to IQ gives you early access to the latest reports, news, features and comment.

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