The nominations are in for the ILMC Arthur Awards!

We are proud to announce that Mind Over Matter CEO, Professor Chris Kemp has been nominated for an ILMC Arthur Award in the ‘Most Professional Professional’ category. Nominees were selected by an anonymous jury made up of ILMC delegates and the winners of last year’s awards.

For over two decades the Arthur Awards, the live music industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, have been handed out during the ILMC. The International Live Music Conference is the leading annual gathering of professionals involved in the global touring, festival and live entertainment industries, and will take place on 6-9th March 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel, London. It is a place for like-minded professionals to gather, share ideas, and network.

The Arthur Awards will be presented at the ILMC Gala Dinner on Thursday 8th March 2018. They will honour top names in the fields of promoting (Promoters’ Promoter), festivals (Liggers’ Favourite Festival), agency (Second Least Offensive Agent), venues (First Venue to Come into Your Head), new business talent (Tomorrow’s New Boss), professional services (Most Professional Professional), ticketing (The Golden Ticket), production services (Services Above and Beyond) and assistants (People’s Assistant award). Finally, the pinnacle of proceedings is The Bottle Award, where one special figure will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to the live music industry.

Voting has now officially begun! Go to to vote.


Professor Chris Kemp is CEO of Mind over Matter Consultancy and works with world leaders in their fields running programmes for leaders and managers.

We deliver a range of interactive, highly- pressurised programmes for high performers in companies across the world, underpinned by applied leadership and management theory.

We are able to support the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Talent Identification
  • Decision Making
  • Motivation
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

Try our bespoke #BlowYouAwayDays programmes where you and your team will be pushed to the limit in anything from RNLI training or kidnap scenarios to dance development, a roller coaster crash or a grand prix circuit.

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