First IFF Conference Sessions
We’re excited to announce our first two conference sessions for IFF 2019…
The Big Billing Debate
Chair: Julia Gudzent, Melt! Booking
There have been quarrels over star billing since long before Roman promoters wrote out flyers for The Colosseum. But in recent history, the arguments have become more gladiatorial. When it comes to ordering festival bills, and producing that all-important line-up poster, agents and promoters frequently struggle to see eye-to-eye. So how to improve an avoidable situation? Is it a case of managing expectation with artists? Can data provide a solution that helps all parties involved? With performances being pulled due to disagreements over font size, it’s time for a sensible conversation.
Niche Work (If You Can Get It)
Chair: Jon Chapple, IQ Magazine
The explosion of European hip hop, the unwavering popularity of metal, the standalone electronic music scene and the proud, enduring traditions of jazz… when it comes to life outside the rock/pop bubble, it’s an expanding universe. So across promotion, marketing, audience development and business development, what lessons are there to learn? IQ’s Jon Chapple invites a guest line-up of genre-specific festivals and specialist agents to tell tales from their respective scenes. How can both organisers and agents benefit from the growth in niche events, and what opportunities are there still to explore?
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June 12, 2019