International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) is the leading not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. Founded in 1970, IEBA provides unparalleled networking opportunities and continuing education to its Members to strengthen relationships, foster growth and increase revenue for the live entertainment industry. Representing billions of dollars in buying power, IEBA is an intimate organization that makes a huge impact.
IEBA was conceived by two talent buyers, Hubert Long and Harry “Hap” Peebles. Peebles and Long felt that talent buyers needed a voice in the entertainment industry. They believed that a group of buyers could share information and, with this shared knowledge, each could make better decisions and those informed business decisions would lead to increased success. From two founding members in 1970 to over 1,100 active members in 2016, IEBA’s focus remains the same: Networking, Information, Live Music.