The busy 2018 European festival season is now drawing to a close, and this means only one thing at Showcase Towers - the new 2019 edition is now well underway and has begun production! Thank you to all the clients who continue to support our product, without your ongoing commitment there would be no Showcase. For our advertisers who have not yet had the opportunity to arrange their new positions, fear not as you will be contacted over the next few weeks. If you would like to be included in the new version of our printed book, website and mobile apps please email Steve on steve@showcase-music.com and he will sort you out!


Of course, things are still happening across Europe and across the world, with many of the music industry’s annual events kicking off in the last quarter of the year. As always, International Showcase is proud to partner with these prestigious events in the music industry calendar by ensuring the delegates at each event get their hands on our 2018 50th anniversary edition of Showcase.


First stop in October will be the LIVE UK Summit in London on the 12th October in London. Then it’s a quick stop at MaMa in Paris which is kicking off on the 17th October and finishing on the 19th. Then it’s over to Womex - The World Music Expo which is happening between the 24th and 28th October in glorious Gran Canaria this year. You can find out more on how to be involved in these events below if you would also like to grab tickets whilst they are still available.


Without further ado, here are the latest industry stories and jobs brought to you by our friends at Live UK, CMU Daily and IQ, all topped off with this month’s sponsor, the extremely talented Monty’s Guitars! 















THE FIRST panellists have been announced for the 12th annual LIVE UK Summit, to be held on Thursday 11 October in London’s West End.

Focussing on the venues sector, the Supply and Demand panel will feature NEC Group MD of Arenas Phil Mead and VMS Live founder Steve Forster, while Fields of Change include the Association of Independent Festivals’ Membership and Project’s Coordinator Phoebe Rodwell.

Speakers on The Big Ticket will include Ticketmaster vice-president (VP) of music and festivals Sarah Slater, Eventim UK chairman Nick Blackburn and Dice head of music Jason Edwards.

Other sessions at the event include The Discovery Panel – finding and developing new talent, and Masters of the Universe, featuring the stories of major international players.

The event, to be held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on Thursday 11 October, attracts more than 300 live music industry professionals and speakers from a broad spectrum of sectors, ranging from venue operators and festival organisers to artiste managers, tech companies and service suppliers.

Early-bird registration for the Summit costs £115 + VAT and is available, along with more information, at www.liveuksummit.com

The conference is followed in the evening by the Live Music Business Awards www.livemusicawards.co.uk


With more than 5,600 attending professionals, MaMA is the greatest French gathering of the music industry. By day, MaMA suggests a conference program featuring over 150 panels, keynotes, workshops, match-making sessions, cocktails for music industry actors.

There’s also MaMA Invent, the dedicated space to the integration of innovation in and for the music industry. This operation offers solutions for: Artist Factory, Live Music Factory and Label Factory.

By night, MaMA transforms the Pigalle District into a giant urban festival bringing together professionals and the Parisian public in 10 emblematic venues!

Come and discover MaMA Festival and Convention in Paris, on October 17th, 18th and 19th. Info, program and ticketing: www.mamafestival.com

WOMEX – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 24–28 October 2018

The biggest World Music Expo and conference of the global music scene, features a trade fair, curated programs, talks, films, and a showcase festival.

WOMEX is one of its kind places to meet and network with the key players of the global music community. Forge new business partnerships with who’s who of the music business while keeping you up to date with industry issues and trends at the conference. Discover music from all over the world, showcased on multiple stages, customized club nights that feature a line-up of DJs and producers, plus a curated selection of films and documentaries.

Interact with over 2,600 industry professionals from more than 90 countries representing 1400 companies, over 950 event promoters, 540+ labels, publishers and distributors, more than 30 conferences and mentoring sessions, learn from more than 80 expert speakers, watch 60 exclusive music showcases with 300 musicians from 46 countries. Not just that, on registering with WOMEX you also get a one-year access to virtualWOMEX – a searchable database of industry people and companies.



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