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ILMC Seeks To Encourage The New Generation

LONDON (VIP-NEWS) — The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has launched an annual bursary program for young professionals and start-up companies.

Supported by Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach, at least ten delegate slot for next year’s event will be made available, including some distributed exclusively via agreements with selected industry associations.

Anyone fulfilling the criteria may apply, while a number of these slots are earmarked for members of industry associations, including Yourope, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), the International Music Manager Forum (IMMF) and the UK’s Music Manager’s Forum (MMF).

ILMC head Greg Parmley, who took the reigns of the organization earlier this year, said: “The scheme came about from various conversations with ILMC members after this year’s conference. It’s designed to encourage younger companies and individuals who have not yet been to the conference, but who should be attending and who have a voice to add to the mix.”

Martin Goebbels, director of UK & Europe, Robertson Taylor said: “We’ve been ILMC members since its first meeting, so fully appreciate the scheme’s significance and the opportunities it provides to all delegates.

“We’re delighted to be involved in encouraging future leaders of the music industry to attend and participate in the most important annual gathering of the global live industry.”

Applicants will need to complete the usual nomination process for ILMC, which includes being nominated by two existing members. The closing date for applications is January 30, with successful entrants notified in the first week of February.