UK live music execs to meet for London conference

27th August 2008

<p>Some of the biggest names in the UK music scene are set to meet in London this autumn to discuss the future of the industry. </p><p>Coming on the back of wet summer season that has seen a number of events fail to sell out or deliver tickets to waiting fans, the Live UK Summit will focus on how to deal with the current downturn and build on the UK's success overseas. </p><p>As such, sessions set to take place at the event, which will be held at the Radisson SAS Portman in London's glittering West End, will include 'Valuing the Fan', 'Going Global', and 'The Eye of the Media'. </p><p>Live UK managing editor and conference producer Steve Parker, explained: "With all the talk about the economic downturn, festivals feeling the pressure and rising ticket prices, the industry needs to make sure that it has a strong audience base during what are likely to be difficult months ahead</p><p>"So one of the main panels of The Summit will focus on ensuring live music remains good value for money," he added, speaking to Music Week. </p><p>As well as being well-linked to the rest of the country, London is the UK's music capital, boasting a number of leading venues as well as serving as the home to most record labels. <img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18751107-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>