Speaking about the course, director Mark Hogan says, "The Music Industry Xplained course is designed to give musicians a comprehensive insight into all aspects of the business. The lecturers are among the leading professionals in their field and so participants have access to an extraordinary level of accumulated knowledge and experience."
Key subjects covered in the course include Music Online, Record Companies, Music Marketing, Publicity, Image Development, Record Production, Songwriting, Music Publishing, Working with the Media, Management, Finance, Touring and Distribution. The course is also suitable for those involved in management, PR, promotion, media, etc.
Everyone's favourite New Yorker with the big voice, Nell Bryden is excited to enter the New Year with the release of her 5th and final single from her current album 'What Does It Take?' Glory To The Day is released on January 3rd, 2011 through Cooking Vinyl. Nell’s new single is now the SIXTH single from her album that has been playlisted by BBC Radio 2!
This single contains a radio remix by Danny Kirsch (Charlotte Church, Katie Melua, Freemasons, Happy Mondays, Andy Abraham), and also beautiful acoustic and instrumental versions, plus the original album version.
Bryden is fast becoming one of the most talked about and sought after new artists, building the buzz the old-fashioned way with word-of-mouth endorsements of her live shows. With four international tours (and 500+ shows) in the last 2 years under her belt, including sharing the stage with KT Tunstall, The Counting Crows, Imelda May & JLS. Going from strength to strength, her self-released debut UK single, What Does It Take, spent 7 weeks on the BBC R2 A-list (Second Time Around spent over 2 months on the RTE Radio1 playlist and was Song of the Week on Today FM)- she is definitely one to watch. Bryden also appeared on RTE TV’s the Late Late show on her first Irish single release; Second Time Around.
24th January 2011| 8.30pm (pre-concert talk 8pm) |
Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
Having toured regularly in Europe and the USA, Concorde recently performed at festivals in Spain and Slovenia. In June 2008 Concorde presented a programme of new Irish music to the delegates of the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Dublin.
Evil Uncle has just released his highly anticipated debut album 'Two Lights Not Broken'.
Exuberant Irish traditional music band, Dervish, have been invited to the 2011 Bristol Folk Festival next spring – a festival that is returning to the city after an incredible 32 years. The sensational Sligo-based musicians will be the special guests of multi award-winning headliners Show of Hands.
– Album packaging design (Jewel Case or Digipack, with insert booklet up to 20 pages)
– Album digibook for iTunes
– Promo single packaging design (2 panel Cardboard Wallet or Slim Case Solution)
– Branded press release design
– Promotional poster (up to 3 formats)
– Press ad (up to 3 formats)
– Facebook landing page graphic
Natalie De Pace, Divine Management
Daragh Bohan, 1969 Records.
Following a lengthy process, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in favour of EMI in a case about the VAT treatment of providing samples and gifts free of charge to DJs, promoters and the media in order to promote an artist. The legal proceedings began when EMI contested £3.3m pounds it paid in VAT on promotional material issued between 1987 and 2003
Cork’s newest singer-songwriter, Eva Porter, has just released her debut album, “Heart on My Sleeve”. The busy mother of three made the decision to record some of her finest tracks after some encouragement from her six-year-old son.
Eva has been writing songs since the age of twelve and has always had a passion for music but never took it further than home.
It was only when her then 6 year old son told her on a drive home one night, after they had been singing along to a song Eva had written, that he thought his mum should make a record, that Eva decided to give it a go.
18 months ago the journey from singing her songs to her children to sharing them on her debut album “Heart on my Sleeve” began in earnest.
It started with a phone call to Eva’s uncle, Cork singer and soon to be co-writer, Joe Corbett. Over the next year, Eva and Joe collaborated on the songs for the album.
Brian Connor, Belfast keyboard player and producer whose credits include albums for Freddie White and Albert Niland, heard Eva’s demos and signed on as producer. Brian played keyboards on the album and assembled a line up of Ireland’s finest musicians to join him – Johnny Scott, guitarist, Rod Patterson, bassist and Danny Byrt, percussion. The album was recorded in Sonas Studios, Glenflesk, Co. Kerry in December 2009. The album was engineered by Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios and mastered by Ruairi O’Flaherty.
Eva’s music reflects her wide range of musical influences and love of folk, country and soul.
“Heart on my Sleeve” was launched on Thursday 17th June at the Boardwalk Bar & Grill, Cork. You can find out more about Eva at her website www.evaporter.com.
The Quangle Ensemble was founded in 2010 by Matthew Whiteside and Maureen Doris. This non-profit project brings together composers and musicians from across Ireland to create and perform new and exciting music, bringing novel sounds to the masses. With each member contributing to the organisation voluntarily, the ensemble focuses mainly on allowing the music to be heard by as many people as possible.
Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO).
Wednesday 5th January 2011 7.30pm: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Thursday 6th January 2011 7.30pm: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2
The repertoire for these concerts will feature works by Matthew Whiteside, Daniel Morse, Ben McHugh, Daniel Barkley and Maureen Doris. Each composer is highly dedicated to the music they produce and have had many of their works performed in concerts across Ireland, Europe and the United States.
Tickets for these concerts can be purchased at the door for the price of £6/£4 (€7/€5).
The name Jimi Hendrix conjures up some of the most colourful and wildest moments that the sixties produced. Hendrix arrived, he conquered and took the music world by storm, got inside your head and went onto the great gig in the sky – all by the age of 27.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, left you in no doubt that it was exactly that – an experience. A trio of musicians who came together from both sides of the Atlantic and found common ground, fame and for one third of the group not very much fortune.
For Noel Redding the bass player in the group the experience was not to be forgotten. Since the death of Hendrix 40 years ago, much has been documented about him and the group.
Looking back to the sixties and you could be thinking you are on another planet. Any history relating to that period is taken up with music and culture. The Jimi Hendrix Experience played it`s part.
Making a timely appearance is a DVD that is being put out by MNV Discs International, containing a never before seen interview with Noel Redding recorded at his home in Ireland in 1988.
It makes fascinating viewing. All the years of seeing film of them in concert and photographs of Hendrix, Redding and Mitchell, you find yourself sitting in a living room not with just a legend – but an ordinary guy talking about his early days with the group. No rock star here, no pretentious name dropping, just plain talking. Listening to him you are left wondering how they made it to top.
I asked producer Will Scally who had the foresight to record this interview how it all came about. “ I had known and been friends with Noel for many years and always found him a very upfront, straightforward guy. We often spoke about doing an interview, he wanted to speak about the band, money, drugs and the death of Hendrix and much more – even speaking about the possibility of Hendrix being murdered. He was on good form that day and wanted to record this for posterity.
Sadly Noel Redding died back in 2003 aged 57
For those interested in Hendrix, Redding and the history of sixties rock music this rare visual documentary should not be missed.