AUDIENCE is the world's leading monthly magazine for the international contemporary live music industry, providing news, features and information to professionals in more than 80 countries worldwide. Circulation includes thousands of promoters, festival organisers, venue operators and key people in dozens of related sectors.
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LIVE UK, a sister publication to AUDIENCE, is the only publication dedicated to the country's contemporary live music business, providing news, features, tour plans and information to the people that drive the industry – promoters, festival organisers, venue operators, artiste managers, booking agents, ticketing companies, media and key professionals in dozens of related sectors.
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festival is an annual planning-season supplement of LIVE UK, published in December, February, March and April – when the bulk of festival production deals are concluded – providing news, features, information and events data for the business people behind festivals. From April to October, it becomes a two-page section within LIVE UK.

Terms and Conditions for
Advertising and Subscribing


  • Advertising
  • Subscriptions
  • General Notes
  • Definitions


These conditions shall apply to all advertisements accepted for publication in our products. Any other proposed condition shall be void unless incorporated clearly in written instruction and specifically accepted by the Publisher.

1          All advertisements are accepted subject to the Publisher's approval of the copy and to the space being available.

2          The Publisher reserves the right to omit or suspend an advertisement at any time for good reason, in which case no claim on the part of any Advertiser for damage or breach of contract shall arise.

3          If the Publisher considers it necessary to modify the space or alter the date or position of insertion, or make any other alteration, the Advertiser will have the right to cancel if the alterations requested are unacceptable, unless such changes are due to an emergency or circumstances beyond the Publisher's control.

4          Every care is taken to avoid mistakes but the Publisher cannot accept liability for any errors due to third parties, sub-contractors or inaccurate copy instructions.

5          The Advertiser warrants that the advertisement does not contravene any Act of Parliament nor is it in any other way illegal or defamatory or an infringement of any other party's rights or an infringement of the British code of Advertising Practice.

6          The Advertiser will indemnify the Publisher fully in respect of any claim made against the Publisher arising from the advertisement. The Publisher will consult with the Advertiser as to the way in which such claims are to be handled.

7          Advertisement rates are subject to revision at any time and orders are accepted on condition that the price binds the Publisher only in respect of the next issue to go to press and any series of advertisements confirmed at the same time as that of the next issue.

8          If an Advertiser cancels the balance of a contract they relinquish any right to that series discount to which they were previously entitled and any advertisements already published will be charged at full Rate Card.

9          Advertisement copy should be supplied by the Advertiser or their Agent in accordance with the mechanical data published on the Rate Card. Charges will be made to the Advertiser for any additional artwork or production work required to make the advertisement technically suitable for publication. Such charges will be at the rate agreed prior to publication.

10        Advertisers' property, artwork etc, are held at the Advertiser’s risk and should be insured by them against loss or damage from whatever cause.

            Payment for Advertising

11        Payment for advertisements is due on publication, unless advance payment or part advance payment has been agreed, but we allow regular clients up to 30 days credit on request. In the event of any account becoming overdue, the Publisher reserves the right both to suspend further insertions due under the order, until such time as the sum owing is paid.

12        The total amount payable by the Advertiser will be written in the Gross Payment section of the order form, accompanying this document. Series discount orders must be paid in one payment, 30 days after invoice, unless otherwise stated.

13        We reserve the right to charge for costs and expenses incurred in recovering late payments, and to charge interest on overdue amounts at the rate in force pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as at the due date.

14        The description and price of advertising opportunities are stated in our current Rate Card and, once booked, will be stated in our Confirmation Form, issued once terms have been agreed.

15        Advertisement prices are subject to change and we will ensure that you have accurate information available to you when placing an order.

            Cancellation of Advertising

16        The Advertiser may only cancel orders by giving not less than four (4) weeks written notice to the Publisher prior to the Start Date. Unless the notice is correctly served and received pursuant to this clause, the Advertiser will be liable to make payment in full respect of the Advertisement.


17        The Publisher will refund in full or part the value paid for any product or service if the Publisher fails to deliver the product or service as agreed, except If by reason of labour dispute, strikes, inability to obtain labour or materials, fire or other action of the elements, accidents, power or telecommunications failure, customs delays, governmental restrictions or appropriation or other causes beyond the control of a party, so that the Publisher is unable to perform in whole or in part its obligations set forth in these terms, then the Publisher shall be relieved of those obligations to the extent it is thereby unable to perform, and such inability to perform shall not make the Publisher liable to any other party.

            Distribution of Publications

18        Our magazines are distributed in the United Kingdom by Royal Mail and internationally via a mail consolidator and then local postal services. We cannot be held responsible for any failure on the part of these distribution services, once they have taken delivery of our publications.


19        Magazine subscriptions last 12 months (12 issues) from the date of online subscription or, in the case of other methods of payment, the date that funds clear in our bank account. 

20        The option to cancel a subscription and receive a refund for the remaining period of such subscription is only valid during a period of 30 days from the subscription becoming effective – see clause 19 above.

21        To cancel a subscription during this option period, you must inform us in writing and explain your reasons, following which a refund will be effected. After the above-mentioned 30-day period, there is no entitlement to a refund for any remaining term of a subscription.

General Notes

22        Dependence on our Products:  The contents of any of our Products do not constitute advice and should not be relied on in taking, or refraining from taking, any decision or action.

23        Data Protection:  We may use personal information which we hold about you to provide our products and services to you, for credit control and market research purposes and to inform you about our products and services, legal developments and training sessions or events which we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive information from us, please email  

24        You have the right, by written request and on payment of a small fee, to a copy of any personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998), which we hold about you.

25        We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions.

26        These conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of England and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


Publisher               –    Audience Media Ltd

Advertiser              –    a company or individual placing an advertisement.

Subscriber             –    a company or individual that takes an annual subscription to one or both of our subscription magazines.

Advertising Agent –   a company or person instructed to act in a business capacity on behalf of an Advertiser.

Series booking     –    two or more advertisements running in successive (but not necessarily consecutive) magazine issues.

Advertisement      –    an item of display, classified, insert, banner or any other announcement designed to promote a cause, concept, brand or activities for which the Publisher has agreed to fulfill under the generally-accepted description of ‘advertising’.

Rate Card              –    our current list of advertising positions, their dimensions, prices, series discounts and artwork requirements.

Copy Date             –    our stated deadline by which time advertising materials / artwork must be supplied to us.

Start Date              –    the date after which the first advertisement will appe

The World's Best Arenas For Live Music
is published annually and is free to Audience subscribers worldwide, including the operators of more than 165 leading venues in the sector. It is a must for anyone working internationally in the arena sector, whether venue operators, promoters or service providers.
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The Worlds Best Stadiums for Live Music is published annually in March and is free to Audience subscribers worldwide. This 44-page review of the worldwide stadium network for music shows covers topics such as ticketing and the use of social media marketing.
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