The Concert Industry
Consortium was founded in 1994 with the objective of fostering
greater communication among the key professionals within the concert
business and also between the concert business and other elements
of the music business. The partnership itself comprises executives
from major booking agencies, concert promotion, facility management
and record companies.
The CIC seeks to facilitate the exchange of
ideas between key decision makers, enhance the flow of information
among professionals, and make a positive contribution toward enriching
the concert industry's health.
The concert industry landscape has changed
significantly since the inception of the consortium; the business
itself is constantly being redefined. Consolidation, new technology,
and global economics are bringing unprecedented challenges and
opportunities to our industry.These forces of change have made
the CIC more valuable.
Our ability to adapt to the new business climate
depends on our ability to brainstorm, address common concerns,
and share ideas that will brighten the future for all of us. The
CIC's goal is to help the concert industry not just survive, but
also to evolve and prosper.
In order to stimulate constructive dialog between
the various interests in our industry, the CIC annual conference
The first step in addressing any issue facing
the industry is to gather the key decision makers together in
one place for provocative discussion. These conferences have allowed
for a variety of viewpoints to be expressed, both from the panelists
and the participants in the audience. On this level alone, the
CIC conferences continue to be an overwhelming success.
Concert business history was made in February
1995 when the first CIC conference brought together an unprecedented
number of major industry players in Los Angeles to begin "Reinventing
The Business." A year later, CIC 2 sold out faster than the
first despite a 50 percent increase in capacity.
During CIC 3, a new topic, "Re-engineering
The Concert Business," opened up more visionary discussions
of the business's future, while the CIC 4 anticipated the huge
impact of industry consolidation. CIC 5.0, with theme "Countdown
To The Millennium," focused on how creative thinking and
new technology were impacting the concert industry.
CIC 2000 saw the conference move to the Bellagio
in Las Vegas and a renewed desire to accept change and adapt to
survive. This new, challenging era in our business began to take
shape and forward-thinking took center stage during "CIC
2001: A Concert Odyssey."
The 2002 conference, held at the Renaissance
Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA, convened in the shadow of the
tragic events of September 11. Strong willed as ever, the CIC
determined that nothing would prevent us from meeting, hence the
Show Must Go On."
The conference returned to the Renaissance
Hollywood Hotel in February of 2003.
Topics for panels and main sessions ranged from 2002 in Review
and Marketing questions to International Touring and Establishing
Club Level Talent. Highlights of the conference were the The If
I Were King, I Would... session and the Fireside Chat with Michael
Cohl and Donald Tarlton.
anniversary edition Concert Industry Consortium convened February
4-6, 2004. Familiar faces, new connections, the always-popular
forums, and exciting new features like the Career Center and Poster
Contest helped make CIC 2004 another runaway success.
From February 2 - 4, 2005, the
movers and shakers of the industry converged once again on Southern
California to continue the now-decade-long tradition of brainstorming,
networking and planning for the future during CIC
The Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas
was the site for CIC
2006. The sold out conference was a huge success as we "took
over" the entire hotel for three days!
CIC 2007 was a
complete success as we returned to the Century Plaza Hotel in
Los Angeles. CIC 2007 featured another sell out and another blue
print from which to build even better
CIC conferences in the future.
We look forward to seeing you
soon as we celebrate our 14th year of exchanging ideas and working
toward a better concert experience for everyone during CIC 2008!
Front Line Management
Monterey Peninsula Artists
Columbia Records /
Artiste Management Prod., Ltd.
William Morris Agency
House of Blues Concerts
Radio City Entertainment
Double Tee Concerts
Creative Artists Agency
Simmons & Scott
Bill Graham Presents
Donald K. Donald Group
David P. Touhey
Monterey Peninsula Artists
Cellar Door Concerts