Seven Trends Impacting Live Music Events

James Turner is Senior Business Development Manager at Eventbrite. He joined Eventbrite in 2011 as part of the company’s European founding team and has been dealing with some of the largest festivals in Europe...

The Importance of Investing in Talent

Martin Wood, Managing Director at drapes and rigging provider Blackout, voices his thoughts on the importance of investing in new talent. Whether you’re a small company or a large corporate, his message is “do...


Curator’s Vision: an insight into the role of a music curator

Yaw Owusu is the Creative Director of youth culture organisation URBEATZ, Director at creative solutions company the playmaker group and Nothin But The Music and the Music Curator for Liverpool International Music Festival. In...

Successful Brand Integration & Activation – A few lessons that I have learned along...

Having the ability to look beyond the ordinary to deliver exceptional results, co-director of Broadwick Live - Bradley Thompson has spent the last 10 years devising and executing a number of high-profile festivals including...

The Importance of Real-time Engagement for Festivals

Mary Varney has been working with real-time engagement specialists Snack Media for the past eighteen months and is now an Account Manager for its live and social projects. Within her role she has managed...

What You Need to Know About the New CDM Regulations

Simon Fursman has worked with Serious Stages for seven years. His role as Project Manager involves supporting clients including Reading & Leeds festivals, Glastonbury, the tours of Elton John and Rod Steward to Mumford...

Imagineering at Music Festivals: The Voice of the Next Generation

June Calvo-Soraluze studied Business Management, specialising in Strategic Management at Deusto Business School in Bilbao. She extended her knowledge of management at University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and at Aarhus School...

No Uncertain Terms: Protecting Your Festival from the Ambiguity of Artist Riders

Ben Challis is a UK lawyer specialising in music and entertainment law. His clients include the world famous Glastonbury Festival and Ben also acts for Africa Express, Damon Albarn's eclectic collaboration of African and...

Be On Your Guard: How to Pick the Right Security Provider for Your Event

Cameron Addicott is an independent security, investigation and intelligence consultant, advising a diverse range of VIP, festival, media, manufacturing and construction clients with the shared aim of reducing risk through pragmatic security solutions. He...

A Guide to Selecting and Managing Your Festival’s Technology Providers

Darren Gallop is the CEO of Marcato, an innovative Canadian company that specialises in the creation and development of web­-based management solutions designed to maximise efficiency in the festival & entertainment industry. Their two...