Inflyte Launches Groundbreaking Music Promo Delivery Platform

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Belfast based inflyte-004music and technology company Inflyte has announced the launch of a groundbreaking, user-friendly mobile platform that allows music companies and PR firms to send promo material direct to DJs, programmers and journalists for instant, smarter feedback.

Founded by former BBC presenter, DJ & producer Paul Hamill and technology developer Paul McConnon, Inflyte was established earlier this year with the aim of creating a way for promotional music to be distributed and listened to in a much more efficient way that offers a better user experience for everyone involved.

The Inflyte team also includes Darren Hemmings, who is the founder of digital marketing consultancy Motive Unknown and curator of influential music industry newsletter The Daily Digest.  Hemmings has assumed a business development consultancy role with the company.

Inflyte allows promotional music to be sent directly to users mobile phones where it can be cached and listened to offline at any time on any device. It allows recipients to listen to promotional music and deliver feedback when it suits them making it much more lifestyle compatible.


Outstanding musicians to present workshops especially for children

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Outstanding Halloween_ART_Blues_Train_2musicians from the worlds of jazz, blues, rap, swing, pop and dance music to present workshops and performances especially created for children this mid-term break

The Ark, in Temple Bar Dublin, consistently brings world class artists, musicians, writers and actors together all with the common goal of creating exciting work designed especially for children. This mid-term there is a real treat in store as internationally renowned musicians gather at The Ark to bring young audiences on a musical adventure through the worlds of blues, jazz, dance, pop and swing.

With a programme of events running from 25 Oct – 1 November there is something for all musical tastes and talents.

The Ark welcomes back Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden for a gig full of songs, imaginative sound play, unusual instruments and a little bit of joyful chaos. To co-incide with the re-launch of Out of the Door of The Ark, an album of songs by Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden two very special concerts will be held on Sat 25 Oct at 12pm and 2.30pm. Aimed at ages 3-8, family audiences will hear the sounds of the double bass, singing saw, harp, accordion, thumb pianos, mandolin, concertina, swanee whistle, guitar and other strange instruments they might have never even seen before.

For ages 2-4, saxophonist Nick Roth is creating a very special magic-themed workshop for ages 2-3 and ages 3-4, Inspired by the work of Miles Davis in the 1970s and given a suitably Halloween twist! (26 & 27 Oct)

Harmonica player and guitarist Michael McInerney will bring audiences on a journey into the mellow world of the blues. This is a hands on workshop suitable for total beginners and participants will have a chance to try their own hand at the harmonica small wind instrument you play with your mouth to make groovy blues sounds. (27 Oct & 1 Nov)

Angie (Minnie) McLaughlin and her band (the Illywhackers) are known for their quirky and fun mix of swing, Hawaiian, jazz/blues songs and on Bank Holiday Monday 27 Oct at The Ark will perform a Transylvanian themed concert especially for children and families. Presented in partnership with the Bram Stoker Festival.


The Songwriter Club celebrates it’s 3rd Birthday Party Tonight

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songwritersclubThe Songwriter Club celebrates it’s 3rd Birthday Party at Anseo on Camden Street on Tuesday 14th October from 8pm. The club was set up by Sinead McNally and Keith McLoughlin on October 15th 2011 to get musicians to meet up and get chatting about the music industry, the lives of songwriters and much more. Over the last three years we have met some of the most amazing people in the industry from people in record labels, managers, producers, songwriters, organisations etc.. We have had the Club expand to Galway and that has been running since September 29th 2013 hosted by Noreena Gill.

We will be inviting guests back for this special event which starts at 8pm and getting everyone to play at our open mic after the meeting at around 9.30pm.

The idea behind the club is to bring songwriters together every couple of months to chat about all sorts of songwriting stuff, share ideas, set up collaborating groups and also to have fun getting to know each other. There will also be special guests from different areas of the industry. All songwriters, whatever the genre, whatever the standard are welcome to attend.

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MusicTown calls for proposals

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Dublin is one musictown_logo_smallof the world’s most animated cities of music. Dublin City Council is working in partnership with artists and music organisations to develop a new music festival for Dublin.

The first MusicTown festival takes place  between 10  – 19 April 2015.


MusicTown’s vision is to amplify the many voices to be heard in Dublin, from the celebrated to those we have yet to discover, across all genres, bringing people together to be surprised and inspired by the city and its music. Inspired by Handel’s legacy and innovation the Festival will also have a special place for his music.

MusicTown celebrates the best, the next and the unexpected.

MusicTown’s programme respects all genres of music (from classical, traditional, urban, jazz, contemporary and all stops in between), through a festival model that is sustainable, supportive and collaborative.

MusicTown will become an annual showcase of all genres of music being played in Dublin.


Pulse College Hits The Right Note!

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Perfect your musical craft by studying at one of Ireland’s leading creative institutions, Pulse College! Join them ‘Live & Online’ Wed 8th Oct as they launch enrolment to their music courses for 2015!image for press release 1

Pulse College (Dublin, Ireland) is a leading creative institution for Irish and international contemporary musicians, music producers and artists aiming to work in the global entertainment music industry. For over 20 years, it has been at the forefront of audio education in Ireland, pushing the boundaries for industry focused learning, consistently sending out skilled, creative and qualified graduates into the highest ends of the music industry.

This year saw Pulse College launch an innovative 1-year MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media program, delivered in partnership with DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama. A first of its kind for Ireland, the program includes some of the Hollywood Scoring Communities biggest names as visiting tutors, such as Conrad Pope, Christopher Young, Garry Schyman and Richard Bellis.

Program director Derek Gleeson, and director of the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, says “We are attracting passionate students and professionals from all over the world, as well as Ireland. Musicians that have a unique style, create original compositions, and are able to tell a story through music.”

Pulse College prides itself on the world-class standard of tutors and facilities within its Music & Audio departments, namely Windmill Lane Recording Studios, which the college owns and operates, giving its student’s unparalleled access to real-world music production and recording.

The BA (Hons) in Music Production program has provided some of the most gifted graduates to the Irish and International music production industry. The program provides all students with a comprehensive understanding of the entire production journey, from how to capture the individual sound of an artist or a band, to recording techniques, arranging, re mixing.

Both of these music courses have propelled Dublin onto the international stage to become the go to destination for young musicians and music producers demanding first class educational and practical experiences within a vibrant, dynamic city.

Pulse College hosts a Live Online Google Hangout Wednesday 8th October to launch the opening of 2015 enrolment to both the ‘MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media’ & ‘BA (Hons) in Music Production’ programs. This free Q&A event will allow prospective students to join Pulse College online as they announce details of scholarships; showcase the world class facilities of the college; meet & greet members of their renowned tutors; and uncover the life of Irish and International students studying in Dublin.

This event will be streamed live through the Pulse College Google+ page, website and YouTube. For more information on the event, visit

Both Music courses begin September 2015 and applications are currently being accepted. There is no fee to submit an application. Visit to find out more about the courses and view the prospectives online. Email or phone +353 (0)1 478 4045 with any queries.


Wav Mastering Leading The Way In Limerick

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Wav Mastering of Limerick have moved to the first purpose built, internationally designed and air conditioned mastering room in Ireland.DSC_1512

Collaborating with Nick Whitaker, professional acoustic consultanct services, London and Cyril Ryan, Audiotronix, Galway the new room is now up and running and welcomes clients both old and new for online and attended mastering.

With a A list of equipment, Shadow Hills, Manley, Apogee, Crane Song, TC Electronics. Weiss etc, over 24 mastering and 27 years industry experience both locally and internationally and rates from as little as 50 euro per track making mastering affordable for all.



Searchlight Development Deal 2015 seeks new up and coming bands

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searchlightSound Training College, Musicmaker and Temple Lane Studios are offering up and coming bands, a 5 month development deal, offering them a chance to record in top of the range studios, with first class equipment provided by Musicmaker and the opportunity to work with industry professionals, with the whole thing culminating in a professional gig at the Button Factory which sold out last year.

Applications are accepted from bands until this Friday (Oct 3rd), after which 4 bands will be selected to take part in the deal.

Bands interested in applying should send music links & bio to


The Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014 Album Shortlist announced

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Twelve albums therapyhave been shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014. The winner will be announced at a special awards night at the Mandela Hall, November 15. More than 70 people were contacted from the NI music industry and music media. This resulted in the following shortlist:

Alana Henderson – Windfall
Ed Zealous – Wired
Little Matador – Little Matador
Malibu Shark Attack – Malibu Shark Attack
Mojo Fury – The Difference Between
More Than Conquerors – Everything I’ve Learnt
Rams Pocket Radio – Béton
Robyn G Shiels – The Blood Of The Innocents
Slomatics – Estron
Sullivan and Gold – For Foes
VerseChorusVerse – VerseChorusVerse
Wonder Villains – Rocky

Foy Vance was the winner of the NI Music Prize in 2013. He was “gobsmacked” that his ‘Joy Of Nothing’ album was highlighted by the voting academy last November. He added: “what I love about it is it’s shedding a light on Northern Irish music. And the more people who know about that, the better.”

The NI Music Prize event is being supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The event will be the finale of the Sound of Belfast, programme, November 7-15.

The NI Music Prize will end with a special presentation to the band Therapy?, who formed in 1989. They will be presented with an Oh Yeah Legend Award for their ground-breaking achievements. The band will then perform their 1994 ‘Troublegum’ album, which sold over a million copies and was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize.

A series of shortlisted acts will also perform during the NI Music Prize.

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UFPI Management looking to form new boyband

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UFPIFinal auditions calls for a new boyband being formed by UFPI Management which includes TMI Entertainment.

If you are interested in being part of a new boyband and are aged between 18 and 24 then please forward a headshot and demo to Closing date for applications is Monday 13th of October 2014. Auditions will be held in Dublin on Saturday 18th of October 2014.

United Film Productions International (UFPI) is a leading entertainment management company which represents a large number of clients internationallly accross the motion picture, television, animation, music, theatre and publishing entertainment industry from its principle offices based in Dublin, Ireland.

No telephone calls in relation. Serious enquires only. Thank you.


Red Bull Music Academy Weekender starts today

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The Cathedral rbmawQuarter in Belfast will host four days of concerts, club nights, lectures, film screenings, a record fair, street art across the city and a photo exhibition for the first edition of the RBMA Weekender Belfast this September between 25th and 28th September 2014.

Nils Frahm, SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Ryan Vail, The Juan McLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch represent some of the most cutting edge artists and will be among other genre defying musicians who will perform at the inaugural Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Weekender in Belfast.  Tickets for all live shows are now available to purchase at and usual outlets nationwide.


Highlights of the RBMA Weekender will see contemporary pianist, Nils Frahm join the unique sounding Derry based, Ryan Vail in one of Belfast’s most iconic locations, City Hall.

One of the fathers of the Belfast punk movement, Terri Hooley will share a stage with fellow Belfast native, Noel Watson, a DJ best known for being one of the first to play house music in London. They will be joined by one of UK’s most celebrated house producers, remixer and DJ, Ashley Beedle and music pioneer, Greg Wilson in Aether & Echo (A&E) on the Saturday of the RBMA Weekender.

The Limelight will host one of the most prominent producers, SKREAM, house and techno stalwart Paul Woolford, who will perform under his alias Special Request and Chez Damier, a man who has mixed with the best and who will bring his classic sound of New York garage to music fans in Belfast.

The festival will kick off with the expertly assembled dance music of The Juan MacLean who will be joined on stage by Red Bull Music Academy alumni and Belfast DJ Timmy Stewart and various DJs from the hugely successful club night, Twitch.  To close the weekend, 21 Social will play host to the astonishing Space Dimension Controller.  The evening will be rounded off by local scene stalwart Barry Lynn in his Boxcutter guise, promising a tasty fusion of dubstep and IDM.