Allan McGowan has some forty years of experience in the advertising, music and entertainment industries. He has worked in record retail, and as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. At present he is News Editor for Vip News, an on-line data and news service for the live music industry, and is Associate Editor of IQ Magazine – the monthly journal of the International Live Music Conference. He also administrates music-publishing company Wintrup Songs Ltd.
He has consulted many international trade events including the ILMC in London, Noorderslag Seminar/Eurosonic Festival in Holland, and MaMa Paris He has moderated panels and presented on stage-interviews at Midem, SXSW, the Amsterdam Dance Event, the Great Escape in Brighton, the Reeperbahn Campus Hamburg, as well as events in Scotland, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Estonia, Luxembourg, Sweden and others.