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‘Make the world your stage’ – Shure’s Jack Drury

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Make The World Your Stage by Shure is a campaign designed to support up and coming artists by giving them a platform to share...

‘The demand is there, and we are ready for any challenge’...

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Where were you prior to joining Solotech? “I spent the past two decades in various roles in the IT and telecom sector. Most recently, I...

‘We will come back stronger’ – PRG’s new CEO, Stephan Paridaen

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What do you hope to achieve in your new role as PRG CEO? "My goal is to ensure that all the markets in which PRG...

Backup launches a free Mental Health First Aider course

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Could you tell us a little bit about Backup’s free Mental Health First Aider course? "Unusual Rigging has provided funds to enable up to 100...

‘I’m deflated about how the industry has returned to work’ –...

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The Tour Production Group (TPG) was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal to return to post-pandemic touring in a more...

Epson Europe VP of Video Projector Sales & Marketing: Massimo Pizzocri

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How did you start out in AV? "In my 21 years at Epson, I’ve covered many roles – each with at least some element of...

VDC CEO and Founder: Niall Holden

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What impact has COVID-19 had on your business? "It was a real shock. All of our jobs disappeared overnight. Although we’ve lived through recessions, ups...

Elk | Aloha: Björn Ehlers

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What was the inspiration behind Elk LIVE?  "We started our company a few years ago by building a smart guitar with onboard processing powers. Our...

JLLighting Chairman: Mike Wroe

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How did your work at Just Eat prepare you for a role within the live events sector? "At Just Eat, I was part of the...

The Manual London: Eric Allen and Rich King

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How has the past 12 months been for The Manual London? "When COVID-19 struck, we were stopped in our tracks. Our core business centres...

C3 Productions and Be Square Media CEO: John Castrillon

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What does Be Square bring to the live events market? "Be Square is an interactive livestreaming platform which joins performers with their audience remotely,...

Video Director: Phil Woodhead

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What sparked your interest in live events? "I was already in the live industry as a cameraman for extreme sports shows which, for the...

Cirque Bijou Senior Producer: Kate Lanciault

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What sparked your interest in the events sector? "I have always been interested in behind the scenes of live events – how things are...

#WeMakeEvents: The Survival Tour

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“It was my daft idea,” laughed Steve Reynolds, Director of Loud Sound, as The Survival Tour rolled into Manchester’s AO Arena as part of...

Pearce Hire Managing Director: Shaun Pearce

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What did it mean to win Favourite Power Supply Company at the TPi Awards? "We’d been in the top five since the TPi Awards...

TPi Awards 2020 Backline Technician of the Year: Bob Munro

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How did you break into the live events industry? "I’d been working with local bands for a wee while in Aberdeen before taking on some...

TPi Awards 2020 Stage Manager of the Year: Emma Reynolds-Taylor

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My whole experience during this time has been pretty full-on. I suffered a personal tragedy just days before Glastonbury had to cancel. As with...

TPi Awards 2020 Tour Manager of the Year: Trevor Williams

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How did you come to form Tour Music Live? “I’m from a church background and managed a gospel choir that put on live concerts. I...