ILMC has launched a new industry platform to sit at the intersection of technology and live events, a collaboration with senior booking agent Mike Malak (Paradigm) and digital entertainment expert Yvan Boudillet (TheLynk). The first PULSE event will take place within this year’s ILMC on 3 March, a full day of discussion and debate with leading figures from both industries.

Topics already slated for the PULSE day at ILMC include The New Fan Experiencewhich will consider fan engagement in the plethora of new virtual performance spaces online, with Danny Rukasin and Brandon Goodman (Best Friends Music), Sheri Bryant (Sansar), Ric Salmon (Driift) and Tommas Arnby (Locomotion).

Ric Salmon, Sheri Bryant, Tommas Arnby, Danny Rukasin, Brandon Goodman

The Business of Live Tech looks at emerging business models and new deals around tech and music, with Cheryl Paglierani (United Talent Agency), Justin Lubliner (The Darkroom), Lesley Olenik (Live Nation) and Steven Hancock (MelodyVR).

Steven Hancock, Justin Lubliner, Lesley Olenik, Cheryl Paglierani, Mike Malak

Sweet Streams: Best in Class invites the leaders in the live-streaming space to share best practice and insight, with Sara Bollwinkel (Paradigm) and Natasha Bent (Mother Agency); and The Live-streamers Guide to Live Music collects a line-up of gamers, streamers and platform heads, including Trivium guitarist and vocalist Matt Heafy, to tell the live sector what’s in store. And pitch sessions will see Jordan Udko, Arjun Mehta, and the best new tech and innovation queued up to present with host and long-time tech evangelist Steve Machin (LiveFrom).

Jordan Udko, Natasha Bent, Arjun Mehta, Danny Lee, Sara Bollwinkel, Matt Heafy

An ILMC delegate pass includes access to all PULSE sessions