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International Live Music Conference

Legendary artist manager Peter Rudge confirmed as ILMC Breakfast Meeting interview

Team Mumford & Sons to discuss live career at Futures Forum Keynote

 Titans of the live business line up to speak at industry’s top event


Team Mumford & Sons and legendary artist manager Peter Rudge (the Rolling Stones, The Who, James) are announced as the two keynote interviews at this year’s International Live Music Conference (ILMC). And titans of the global live music business are lined up to speak across the most diverse agenda in the event’s 32-year history, which is now complete.

On Wednesday 4 March, it’s a super-manager double header as The Breakfast Meeting raconteur Ed Bicknell (Dire Straits) interview Peter Rudge. The recipient of over 260 gold and platinum albums, Rudge’s roster has included The Who, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Duran Duran, Madness, Ray Davies, Anastacia, James, Imelda May and Ball & Boe.

And on Friday 6 March, Team Mumford & Sons will be interviewed by Radio X DJ John Kennedy. The keynote is the finale of Futures Forum, the final day of ILMC programmed by and for young industry executives. Founding band member and venue owner Ben Lovett will be joined by Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s), and booking agent Lucy Dickins (WME) to reflect on Mumfords’ journey from banjo-plucking west London folkies to global superstars.

Elsewhere across the ILMC conference schedule, guest speakers include CAA co-head Emma Banks, UTA’s head of global music David Zedeck, Live Nation’s executive president of international touring Phil Bowdery and SVP Marketing Jackie Wilgar, Book My Show CEO Ashish Hemrajani, AEG President & CEO Alex Hill, Oak View Group co-chair Jessica Koravos & O2’s head of sponsorship Gareth Griffiths.

Conference highlights include…

  • ILMC moves to a second hotel this year to allow additional panels and networking.

  • Panel discussions on urban, industry investment, global marketplaces, venues, festivals, branding, agencies, ticketing, mental health, new technology and more.

  • Promoter 101 founder Dan Steinberg and CAA’s Summer Marshall search for the perfect working relationship in Promoter & Agent Blind Date.

  • TikTok present its first industry workshop.

  • Workshops on 5G, sustainable touring, digital marketing, ticketing, cancellation and production.

  • Self-professed ‘Global Guinness Guru’ and industry notable Paul Latham turns game show host in ILMC’s main opening session, The Open Forum: Universally Challenged

  • Soapbox sessions include LGBTQ+ events, sound therapy, opportunities in Africa and confessions of a gig addict.


ILMC takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel and The Baglioni Hotel in Kensington from 3-6 March. The invitation-only event sells out annually, with 1,200 delegates from 60+ markets attending the main conference, and a total of around 2,000 professionals expected at ILMC events across the week.

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