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.
In order to stimulate constructive dialog between the various interests
in our industry, the CIC annual conference was established.
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 tagline "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 If I Were King,
I Would... session and the Fireside Chat with Michael Cohl and Donald
The 10th 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 2005.
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 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.
CIC 2008 concluded it's 3-day run at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on February 7.
Join us next year as we celebrate our 15th year of exchanging
ideas and working toward a better concert experience for everyone at
Front Line Management
Columbia Records / Sony Music
Harvey Goldsmith Productions
William Morris Agency
Radio City Entertainment
Double Tee Concerts
Creative Artists Agency
Simmons & Scott
Donald K. Donald Group
David P. Touhey
Cellar Door Concerts