Nobody really knows where Brexit will lead us – not even the political leaders. At least that is how it seems. But the majority of people involved in the music business are quite sure that the withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU will have an impact on the music business – especially concerning live tours. Exchange rates, visa agreements, border crossing, regulations for trucks: These and other aspects could lead to big changes. Some are dreading the worst, while others are seeing new chances.
This panel, which is part of EXCHANGE & CONNECT on Friday, August 31, 2018, will discuss how the British and German music industries will collaborate in the future. Participating: Allan McGowan – he has some 40 years of experience in the advertising, music and entertainment industries. He has worked as concert promoter, artist manager and booking agent. Currently, At present he is an editor for Vip News, an on-line service for the live music industry, and for IQ Magazine, the journal of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).