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The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has launched an annual bursary scheme for start-up companies and young professionals. A minimum of ten delegate places to next year’s event will be made available, including some offered exclusively via agreements with selected industry trade associations.

ILMC Head Greg Parmley said: “The scheme came about from various conversations with ILMC members after this year’s conference. It’s designed to encourage younger companies and individuals who have not yet been to the conference, but who should be attending and who have a voice to add to the mix”.

Anyone fulfilling the criteria may apply and a number of places are earmarked for members of industry associations, including Yourope, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), the International Music Manager Forum (IMMF) and the UK’s Music Manager’s Forum (MMF).

Applicants must be employed by, or own, a company that employs less than 10 people, and that has not previously been represented at ILMC, alongside having not previously attended ILMC.

The process starts with the usual nomination process for ILMC, which includes being nominated by two existing members and the closing date for applications is January 30th.

Find out more and apply here.

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