In Profile

‘I’m happy and grateful to be alive’ – Luke Edwards on...

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When crisis strikes on tour, experienced production designers like Luke Edwards can typically troubleshoot most problems and come up with a swift solution. On...

DiGiCo goes live from the Barbican

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Presenting socially distanced and reduced-audience experiences, livestreamed directly into the comfort of your home, London’s Barbican – considered one of the UK’s go-to live...

A social network for production professionals: Entourage Pro

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Throughout the lockdown, within a corner of social media populated by industry types, it was hard to miss the various posts from Entourage Pro...

A pro audio roundtable recapping the 2021 festival season

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Back in early 2021, it seemed unlikely we’d see any outdoor events at all, either in the UK, Europe, or the US. Indeed, many...

Viva La Visa highlights the state of play for touring visas

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Viva La Visa (VLV) is, as the name suggests, a visa specialist company, which serves the entertainment industry, in particular live music, theatre, fashion,...

‘We’ve got more history to make’ – Royal Albert Hall at...

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All venues, from grassroots to cultural institutions like Royal Albert Hall, have suffered from the grounding of live events in March 2020. Considered by...

Live music sector commits to reaching net zero by 2030

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The UK’s live music sector has launched a sweeping industry campaign to deliver climate action, setting out its commitment to reach net zero carbon...

A greener way of touring

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Striving to calculate greener conventions and a direction of responsibility, Tour Production Group (TPG) joined forces with Kilimanjaro Live, AEG Presents, Raw Power Management...

Dom Harter reflects on the Martin Audio’s 50-year legacy

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“The first time I came across Martin Audio was back in 1996 while studying at Keele University,” reminisced Martin Audio Managing Director, Dom Harter....

PSA and Gallowglass Detail Crew Shortages

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As the UK-based live events sector slowly begins to return to normality – with music festivals, exhibitions and conferences welcoming in-person audiences for the...

Preparing the Next-Generation: Spartan Crew

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There are few companies from the world of live events that have not diversified their business models since the emergence of COVID-19. Spartan Crew...

Hologramica: Another Paintbrush at a Show Designer’s Disposal

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Known by many in the live events industry as the person responsible for creating the aesthetic for Robbie Williams’ live performances in the ’90s...

Take1 Insurance’s Scott Carroll Discusses Events Insurance

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As an insurance firm that represents several large rental houses in the entertainment industry, US-based Take1 Insurance, like many others in the industry, has...

Audiotonix: The Issues Facing Global Manufacturing

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“It’s the perfect storm,” began Audiotonix Group Operations Director, Tony Williams, describing the issues facing manufacturing in 2021 during a Zoom call with TPi. The...

The Zoo XYZ Shares Black in the Boardroom Findings

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Black in the Boardroom was our first report that looked at racial disparity across trade bodies and associations in the UK event industry. Our...

Planning The PLASA Show 2021

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How difficult has it been trying to plan a show during this period of uncertainty for the sector?  "The uncertainty has been the hardest thing...

Only Helix Launches OH Visas

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It’s become a recurring trend in our industry for companies to use this forced hiatus in live events as a chance to look into...

KLANG:technologies’ Markus Pesch and Phil Kamp

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Over the past decade, the on-stage environment has seen a radical change as more and more musicians have traded wedges and side fills for...