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PRS for Music Announces Tariff Review of Festivals & Concerts

PRS for Music Announces Tariff Review of Festivals & Concerts

PRS for Music has just announced that it will be running an eight week consultation on the terms of its Popular Music Concerts Tariff (‘Tariff LP’). The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts and festivals. KEY INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULTATION- · The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts…

Introducing International Festival Forum

Introducing International Festival Forum

AIF has partnered with a new dedicated festival business event that will unite festivals from around the world for two-days of workshops and panels alongside exclusive showcases and Q&As with some of the industry’s most renowned booking agencies. Produced by ILMC, The International Festival Forum (IFF) is an invitation-only gathering of festival bookers/promoters and booking agents which will take place…

Update to CDM Regulations

Update to CDM Regulations

The new CDM regulations came into effect on April 6 after five years of review. The purpose of the regulations is to ‘prevent the ill health or death of construction and maintenance operatives, while also allowing for the delivery of good design’. One of the new regulations most notable changes to work towards this is introducing the role of ‘Principal…

Event Production Award Winners Announced

Event Production Award Winners Announced

Last week we were lucky enough to attend this year’s Event Production Awards in London and here are the lucky winners from the night. Special congrats goes to AIF members Bestival and Mojo Barriers! Access All Areas Editor’s Award: Suzanne Bull MBE Supplier of the Year Award: Firefly Best Admission Control Company: Ticketscript Best Brand Activation Event: The Halo Group…

Event Management Tender For Festival Congress 2015

Event Management Tender For Festival Congress 2015

  AIF are now accepting applications for the event management tender for the Festival Congress this year. Please see below to download full tender description and how to apply. Key Objectives: The overall objectives (in no order of relative importance) of the proposed contractor will be: • To successfully plan and deliver all areas of event management ensuring a smooth…

AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

The AIM Independent Music awards are taking place at the Brewery in Clerkenwell on the 8th September. There’s 16 categories including the coveted Golden Welly gong for Best Independent Festival voted for by readers of DIY. Past winners of the golden title include Barn On The Farm, In The Woods, LeeFest and Bearded Theory. The night will be hosted by…

Creative Proposal Applications Open for Fling Festival!

Creative Proposal Applications Open for Fling Festival!

The Fling Festival have put a call out for creative proposals for this years event taking place in Essex on the 4th July. The Fling really is like no-other, carefully put together with adults in mind, it’s a festival where curiosity is encouraged and a diversity of entertainment is celebrated. Playful naughtiness, mayhem and wonder will abound and minds will…

AIF talk legal highs on Sky News

AIF talk legal highs on Sky News

Ahead of the 2015 legal highs campaign Paul recently spoke about the topic on Sky News after the government sent a letter to all festival and events organisers urging them to ban legal highs from their events, in particular nitrous oxide. The legal highs campaign put together by the AIF helps to bring awareness of the dangers of legal highs…

ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

ID&C have just launched their 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary which gives one small to medium sized UK festival the opportunity to receive £2500 towards security accreditation products. Over 130 festivals have applied for the Bursary since 2011 with Cornwall based Looe Music Festival taking it out in 2014. The Bursary is awarded to festivals that engage with their local community,…

New guidance launched for stages and event structures

New guidance launched for stages and event structures

Ahead of revised HSE guidelines for the new Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations that come into force on April 6th and will affect all event sites, an industry group* has collaborated to create a new guidance document. The ‘Guidance for the Management & Use of Stages and related Temporary Event Structures’ brings clarity to working practices within the temporary…

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