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IMRO Partners With ‘Music From Ireland’ Initiative to Promote Irish Musicians Internationally

IMRO is pleased to announce a new partnership with Music From Ireland, an initiative of First Music Contact and Culture Ireland, which funds and presents music showcases and networking opportunities for Irish musicians at key international music conferences annually.

Music From Ireland assists Irish artists selected to perform at a range of major global events such as SXSW (Austin, Texas), The Great Escape (Brighton, UK), Primavera Pro (Barcelona, Spain), Eurosonic (Groningen, Netherlands), Iceland Airwaves and more. Through the initiative, musicians are provided with on-the-ground support in the lead-up to and during events including: showcase gigs, financial and production assistance to develop promotional campaigns and travel subsidies.

Chair of IMRO, singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy said, “Vibrant, innovative and internationally-respected music initiatives are a key component of the strategy to promote Irish music on the global stage and to boost music export revenues for music creators. Music From Ireland provides a vital platform for Irish music creators, helping them to capitalise on a host of export and cultural opportunities in the international marketplace. IMRO is delighted to play its part in assisting leading musical talent from Ireland realise their creative and career goals internationally.”

Angela Dorgan, Director of First Music Contact added “The Music From Ireland brand is now synonymous with global success as a result of the investment, time and great talent from Ireland over the past 14 years, with artists such as Hozier, Villagers, Picture This, Soak, Dermot Kennedy, Gavin James, Saint Sister, and most recently Fontaines D.C. among the hundreds of artists supported though the initiative. With Culture Ireland funding we have been able to grow the global footprint of Irish music for over a decade. With this new investment from IMRO, we will take our place among the strongest markets and grow new markets for our emerging creative talent.”

Music from Ireland is an initiative of First Music Contact, funded by Culture Ireland and supported by IMRO.

About First Music Contact

First Music Contact is an independent information and advice organisation for grass roots and emerging artists and the independent music sector in Ireland, funded by the Arts Council. FMC is credited with raising the profile of the popular (rock, alternative, electronic and singer songwriters) music sector and the industry at local, national and international level.  FMC also runs Ireland Music Week (formally Hard Working Class Heroes Festival) and Breaking Tunes, an online music portal for Irish bands and artists. FMC also run the Irish Music export initiative Music From Ireland and the annual Woodquay Summer Sessions. FMC helped launch AIM Irleand in 2019 Strategic partners include The Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, international music development organisations, and many record and publishing companies, both national and international.

About Culture Ireland

Culture Ireland – a division of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present their work at international festivals, venues, showcases and arts markets including the Edinburgh Festivals, Celtic Connections (Glasgow), the Venice Art and Architecture Biennales, WOMEX World Music Expo, Frankfurt Book Fair (in partnership with Literature Ireland), Tanzmesse and Classical: NEXT.

Culture Ireland runs a regular funding scheme to support the international presentation of work by Irish artists and companies. Applications are accepted from both participating artists and from international presenters. Culture Ireland also operates See Here, a scheme to support the inward travel to Ireland of international presenters, curators and promoters to see new Irish work available for touring.

In 2018, Culture Ireland supported Irish artists to present their work in 55 countries, reaching a live audience of 5.5million.

Full details of Culture Ireland’s grant schemes as well as information on funding decisions are available at:

Job Vacancy for International Executive at IMRO

To apply please send a cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role, noting your salary expectation, along with your CV to  by 5pm Friday, 12th July.

Job Description | One Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary | Competitive + benefits + annual bonus

1.              Purpose of Job

The International Executive provides a first-class customer service experience to IMRO’s members and global affiliates while contributing to the achievement of the International team’s revenue targets.

Crucial to the success of this role will be identifying performances of IMRO member repertoire throughout the world, raising claims, tracking activity, striving for timely payments and following up on unpaid claims, ensuring accuracy at all times.

This is a key role in enabling the International team to exceed challenging revenue targets and maintain customer service levels.

2.              Organisation Chart

3.              Job Context and Content

The job holder is an important member of an International Team of 4 people, reporting to the Commercial Director, Media Licensing

4.              Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide administrative support to the International Team
  • Liaise with societies post-distribution to ensure IMRO repertoire has been accurately distributed as per their policies, practices and distribution schedule.
  • Provide overseas societies with full details of planned performances and broadcasts of IMRO members’ music in their territory.
  • Collaborate with Membership and Marketing personnel in identifying, notifying and tracking overseas activities by IMRO members, while providing administrative support to the International Team on the reporting of Tracked Receipts
  • Regular contact with society personnel in relation to queries and International team projects.  This may require some travel.
  • Liaise with Distribution personnel and affiliated societies, to obtain cue sheets and other supporting performance information and to ensure IMRO repertoire is correctly documented.
  • Liaise with Distribution personnel, post-distribution, to pro-actively identify issues arising from overseas distributions to IMRO.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be assigned by management, this will include providing administration support to the wider Commercial Media teams during busy periods or on specific projects.

5.              Principal Working Contacts

Commercial Director, Media Licensing
Regular contact to ensure objectives are met.

International Manager
As required regarding overall international policies, practices, strategies and initiatives.

International Executive
Daily regarding the International Department work flow and processes.

Distribution Personnel
On a regular basis around both affiliate and IMRO member queries and notifications to and from affiliates.

Membership and Marketing Personnel
On a regular basis regarding IMRO Member International queries and performance notifications.

Affiliate Societies & IMRO Members
On an ad hoc basis to resolve inbound royalty queries.

6.              Challenges Faced
The job holder is required to be flexible in carrying out a variety of tasks, always achieving a high degree of accuracy and often against tight deadlines. The International Executive should have good communication skills, work well as part of a team, and be comfortable in performing routine tasks involving data. It is imperative that the successful candidate can manage their personal workload to ensure all key administrative tasks are completed accurately on time. The job holder will have a key role in overseas revenue generation through their day to day work and engagement in international projects.

7.              Planning and Organising
The overall planning and setting of priorities is agreed by the job holder with the International Team but will be expected to manage their schedule based on the priorities set. They will also have support from the International Manager and Commercial Director, Media Licensing on complex/escalated matters. Day to day managing of workload requires flexibility.  

8.              Direction Received
The job holder will receive regular direction and support around their work and the team’s priorities from the International Team.

9.              Knowledge and Experience
The candidate will need the ability to manage varied and complex operational tasks, resolving conflicting priorities and resource constraints. The candidate will need an advanced knowledge of the suite of Microsoft Office packages. Experience with a CRM system is desirable. A good general knowledge of music, including Irish music, would be of benefit alongside a third level qualification in Commerce/Business Studies.

10.           Review of Job Description
This job description relates to the position as it exists in July 2019.  It will be reviewed each year at the annual appraisal and a special review will be carried out during the year if it is deemed necessary as a result of changing circumstances.

IMRO Welcomes it’s 13,000th Member

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) are delighted to announce Hannah Hoban as it’s 13,000th member. To celebrate the milestone, Hannah visited IMRO HQ in Dublin City Centre today marking the occasion.

Mayo native Hannah Hoban has recently graduated from BIMM Dublin where she studied Commercial Modern Music Vocals. With new releases planned for the latter half of 2019, and live dates to be announced, be sure to keep an ear our for Hannah in the future.

IMRO administers the performing right in copyright music in on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers, and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it. IMRO´s core function is to collect and distribute royalties arising from the public performance of copyright works. With a global scope, we represent creators along the chain of creation. At IMRO, we are committed to creators. We stand up for music and the people who make it and perform it. A community for creators, we listen, advocate, educate, invest, and engage to shape a culture of musical worth. We help music creators to adapt to change and receive full and fair return for their work.

IMRO and the Law Society of Ireland Announce Inaugural IMRO Professorship of Intellectual Property Law

IMRO and the Law Society of Ireland are proud to announce the appointment of Dr Mark Hyland as the inaugural IMRO Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law.

In response to the fast-changing digital landscape and the inevitable ongoing effects on copyright law and practice, IMRO has partnered with the Law Society of Ireland to create the IMRO adjunct Professorship of Intellectual Property (IP) Law. This position will be a key resource to the Law Society in broadening the knowledge base of trainee and qualified solicitors in the expanding area of IP and copyright law. The expectation is that a solid grounding in this field of law will entice a new generation of lawyers into the music and entertainment industries.

Dr Hyland is a lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Bangor University Law School, Wales. His current research focuses on two main themes: website-blocking injunctions in an IP context and, how geolocation/geo-blocking technologies can be used to facilitate the territorial licensing of digital copyright works.

Dr Hyland said “In my role as IMRO adjunct Professor of IP Law, my aim is not only to help educate the country’s legal professionals and entertainers, but also contribute to the national conversation on IP and copyright issues.”

“As well as being immensely important work which makes a huge contribution to the economy, IP is a very fulfilling and interesting field of practice. I look forward to helping educate solicitors as well as Ireland’s songwriters, composers and music publishers on IP and copyright law.

The professor’s expertise will be used to contribute to IP modules at the Law Society’s Law School and the newly appointed professor will deliver an IMRO annual lecture (currently planned for spring 2020). He will be involved in course design and teaching for the Law Society’s Professional Practice, Diploma and Continuing Professional Development courses.

Chair of IMRO, singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy said, “We are delighted to partner with the Law Society of Ireland on this important new initiative. IMRO is continually working on behalf of its membership to protect and promote strong copyright legislation in Ireland and beyond. This new alliance will further support our policy of working in collaboration with a wide range of industry groups and associations to the benefit of not only our own members but the economy in general.”

Director of Education at the Law Society T.P Kennedy says; “We are delighted to welcome Dr Hyland to Blackhall Place as an adjunct professor. He will make a valuable contribution to the Law Society’s teaching of Intellectual Property Law, our Diploma in Technology and IP Law and our suite of Continuing Professional Development courses.”

“IP is a growing area of practice because of the tech companies that have set up their headquarters in Dublin. IMRO’s work in protecting the rights of Irish composers, authors and songwriters is being achieved in conjunction with solicitors and barristers. It is lawyers who are spearheading the implementation of these rights and therefore we need to train up the next generation of graduates.”

About Dr Mark Hyland
Dr Mark Hyland is a lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Bangor University Law School, Wales. He has a particular interest in Copyright Law. He also has a strong interest in the interface between Intellectual Property Law and related fields such as Information Technology Law and, Competition Law. Besides International Intellectual Property Law, Dr Hyland also teaches Competition Law and International Banking Law at Bangor Law School. He is co-director of the Bangor Centre for International Law and, in 2016, was awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship.

Dr Hyland was awarded his PhD by Newcastle University in 2014 for a thesis that critically evaluates the application of the tort Private International Law rules to the internet, using online copyright infringements as a case study.

His current research focuses on the use of website-blocking injunctions in an IP context. He analyses such injunctions through two prisms: effectiveness and legitimacy. Separately, he is also looking at how geolocation and geo-blocking technologies can be used to facilitate the territorial licensing of digital copyright works. Dr Hyland’s research will examine possible tensions (in the specific context of digital copyright content) between two important EU laws: the Geo-blocking Regulation and the Portability Regulation. Both these Regulations came into force last year.
Dr Hyland is a qualified solicitor and, from time to time, contributes articles on EU IP/IT Law developments to the Eurlegal section of the Law Society Gazette.

About the Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors’ profession in Ireland. The Law Society exercises statutory functions under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 in relation to the education, admission, enrolment, discipline and regulation of the solicitors’ profession. It is the professional body for its solicitor members, to whom it also provides services and support. The headquarters of the organisation are in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.


ICE and IMRO, the Irish Music Rights Organisation, are delighted to announce IMRO has become a direct customer of ICE’s Core Licence. Under the terms of the new agreement, ICE will provide a full suite of licensing and administration services for online usage.

“Partnering with ICE directly ensures that IMRO stays at the forefront of the growing digital marketplace at a crucial time” Commented Seán Donegan, IMRO Commercial Director for Media Licensing “This partnership will expedite the payment of digital royalties to IMRO members, at the most competitive rates possible, thus shortening and simplifying the digital royalty chain. The use of ICE’s cutting-edge business intelligence tools will enhance IMROs online monitoring, providing additional insight into how often, on what platforms, and in which countries, consumers are enjoying an ever popular & growing IMRO repertoire”.

“We are very pleased to welcome IMRO as a direct customer for ICE’s core licence” said Ben McEwen, VP Commercial at ICE “It is validation for the expertise and focus we have put into our licensing services, which are enabling our rightsholders to access online income from a broader range of multi-territorial services and for a broader range of territories than ever before.”

Under the new arrangements IMRO will continue the practice of flowing their matching performing right alongside those of major publishers, such as Sony ATV and Warner/Chappell, enabling improved transparency and speed of payment for the IMRO writers involved.

The ICE core license

Launched in 2016, the ICE core license brings together the work of members from GEMA, STIM, PRS, Concord, Downtown, Peer music, and now IMRO. ICE has a nine-strong licensing team, including dedicated resource focussing on data analysis and insight to ensure we are delivering ‘best in class’ commercial outcomes and market data for our growing customer base. Licensed to more than 50 services, across a scope of more than 130 territories it’s a key component for today’s DSPs.

About Ice

ICE offers a flexible suite of services for Publishers, Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) and Rightsholders. Services include; copyright administration, multi-territorial online licensing processing and licensing solutions for Digital Service Providers. ICE was created by PRS, STIM and GEMA and represents over 290,000 rightsholders alone through this partnership. ICE has processed trillions of online music uses from music streaming services and paid over €930 million back to rightsholders since March 2016. The ICE copyright database holds over 35 million musical works. ICE is based in the UK, Germany and Sweden.

About IMRO
IMRO administers the performing right in copyright music in on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of members of affiliated overseas societies. IMRO´s core function is to collect and distribute royalties arising from the public performance of copyright works.

With global scope, we represent creators along the chain of creation. At IMRO, we are committed to creators. We stand up for music and the people who make it and perform it. A community for creators, we listen, advocate, educate, invest, and engage to shape a culture of musical worth. We help music creators to adapt to change and receive full and fair return for their work.

Songtrust and IMRO Announce Global Partnership

Songtrust, the world’s largest technology solution for global music royalty collection, and IMRO today announced a global partnership that will enable songwriters from around the world to use Songtrust’s cloud-based music publishing platform to affiliate directly with IMRO at no additional cost to collect their complete royalties due from public performances of their works.

IMRO is one of the most efficient performing rights organisations in the world, setting the standards in terms of the frequency of distributions it makes to its members and affiliated societies worldwide. IMRO use state of the art cloud-based technology to deliver a premium service to its members, affiliates, and licensees. IMRO does not apply any administration fees to royalties earned by its members from international performances of their works. Royalties are calculated in Euros, and any international royalties collected in Euros in the Eurozone territories are not subject to any currency conversion commission.

“We are very excited to partner with IMRO to help make the music publishing industry more accessible,” said Dewayne Ector, Head of Society Relations, Songtrust. “With the industry more global than ever, providing a streamlined, simplified and transparent approach to collecting royalties worldwide is essential to ensuring that all creators are able to continue doing what they do best.”

At IMRO, we are data-driven, and digital to the core, our focus has always been on innovating to drive efficiencies for our members, affiliates, and partners,” added Victor Finn, Chief Executive, IMRO. “With globally-advanced systems, our services are efficient, effective and secure.  We are delighted to announce this new global partnership with Songtrust which will streamline royalty collections for songwriters worldwide, adding to our rapidly growing international membership base.”

Songtrust clients not currently affiliated with a Performing Rights Society (PRO) or Collective Management Organization (CMO) can use the Songtrust platform to affiliate directly with IMRO regardless of where they reside as non-Irish citizens are eligible. All that is required is songwriters complete an online form and IMRO membership agreement as part of the Songtrust application process, and share a verifiable photo ID. Songtrust currently offers direct affiliation to ASCAP, BMI for U.S. writers and SOCAN for Canadian and non-U.S. writers.

About Songtrust

Songtrust is the world’s largest technology solution for global music royalty collection and publishing administration, enabling 170,000+ songwriters and more than 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,500,000 copyrights.

Songtrust removes the complexity of the publishing landscape and offers detailed access to data otherwise not directly available, helping songwriters, artists, producers, managers, publishers, labels, lawyers, distributors, and more simplify music rights management and the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.

Songtrust provides solutions for corporate clients including CD Baby, Distrokid, Downtown Music Publishing, The Orchard, Sub Pop Publishing, and Trap Nation.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York City, Songtrust maintains the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the industry, with direct relationships with 50+ performance, mechanical, and digital societies globally covering 120+ territories. Songtrust is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings.

On Raglan Road Is Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song

The song that you have chosen as Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song has been announced and was performed live to the nation on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One by Luka Bloom.

Written by Patrick Kavanagh and made famous by singer Luke Kelly, On Raglan Road is one of the great iconic Irish folk songs, and last night its place in the nation’s hearts was confirmed.

The Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song series was presented by folk legend Mary Black, who said: “I’m delighted to hear that the public voted for the wonderful On Raglan Road as Ireland’s favorite folk song. It’s always been a favourite of mine and deserves this great accolade!”

Impressionist and Monaghan native Oliver Callan, who had championed On Raglan Road as part of the television series, spoke movingly about the announcement on the Late Late Show.

On Raglan Road, began life in the 1940s as a lyric poem written by Patrick Kavanagh following his doomed infatuation with Hilda Moriarty, a young medical student from Dingle. Kavanagh befriended Hilda in 1944 when they both lived on Raglan Road. She enjoyed the famous poet’s company but at twenty-two she was not interested in having a romantic relationship with this forty-year-old man. Kavanagh, struck by Cupid’s arrow, saw things differently and his ensuing disappointment found expression in the poem that would eventually become On Raglan Road. It was first published in The Irish Press in 1946 as Dark-haired Miriam Ran Away.

Writer Benedict Kiely recalls Kavanagh asking him at that time if his verses could be sung to the tune of The Dawning of the Day. It was in Dublin’s Bailey pub in 1964 that the poet told balladeer Luke Kelly that he had a song for him. It soon became a standard in Luke’s repertoire. 

Tragically, Kavanagh died before he could hear his lyric recorded. Kelly eventually recorded the song with The Dubliners in 1971; it was included on their live album Hometown in 1972 and has remained a firm favourite with Irish people since.

Of the project, poet Gerry Hanberry, who wrote the background stories to each of the shortlisted songs for RTÉ Culture, said “The search for Ireland’s Favorite Folk Song has been the focus of some enjoyable heated debates and counter-thumping since it arrived on our screens a few months ago. It has stirred some wonderful spittle-spraying discussions around the definition of folk music, the intensity of which has not been heard since Dylan took out his electric guitar at Newport Festival decades ago.”   

BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO Announce Diploma in Music Business Scholarship

Today BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO are delighted to announce the second BIMM Institute Dublin/IMRO Diploma in Music Business Scholarship which will offer one student the opportunity to study on this year long Diploma course free of charge. Prospective students can apply for the scholarship by submitting an application at

In 2018, BIMM Institute Dublin, part of Europe’s most connected and successful music college, added to its range of courses by launching the new BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music Business course which is set to be a game changer for the Irish music scene. This a part-time course and is designed to offer students a practical skillset precisely designed with future entrepreneurism and employment in mind including Music Promotion and Marketing, Artist Management, Tour Management, Physical and Digital Music Distribution, e-commerce in the Music Industry, Music Publishing and Recording, Live Music Events and Touring. The course is ideal for those with no experience of the industry and who wish to use it as a foundation for further study or entrepreneurship.

Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO said: “IMRO is delighted to partner with BIMM Institute Dublin to offer a scholarship for their Diploma in Music Business course. A stable flow of well-informed and market savvy music business professionals is critical for the future development of the music industry in Ireland”. 

BIMM Institute Dublin College Principal, Alan Cullivan said: “IMRO is a vital organisation within the Irish music industry and has been for many years. It always displays unwavering support for Irish artists, both new and established, in their role of collection society, education provider and lobbyist for greater development and investment in homegrown talent. Partnering with IMRO on our new Music Business Diploma scholarship makes perfect sense for us, as no one cares more about the business of music in Ireland, than IMRO”.

The BIMM group is the largest and leading provider of music education in Europe and have taken raw talents and turned them into industry professionals, earning a living doing what they love. The BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music Business will be delivered at BIMM Institute Dublin, Irelands most vibrant and diverse community of musicians providing unique opportunities for collaborative student learning, as well as direct connectivity to an industry that will enhance future career prospects.

This course, like all qualifications at BIMM Institute Dublin, are delivered by tutors with experience working at the highest levels of the music business, which ensures that the delivery of this qualification will be distinctive, relevant and uniquely cutting edge.

Open Day

On Friday 26th July, BIMM Institute Dublin will celebrate the launch of its second scholarship for the Diploma in Music Business and with a dedicated open day.  Doors will open

at 1.45pm at the BIMM Institute Dublin campus and bookings can be made at

For more information on BIMM Institute Dublin visit,

Application forms for the scholarship can be requested via

Find BIMM Institute Dublin on Facebook or on Twitter: @BIMMDublin. Application forms can be requested via

• All applications can be made via the BIMM Institute Dublin Admissions team. To request an application form, all you need to do is email the BIMM Institute Dublin Admissions team at ei.mmib@ofni or call +353 1 5133 666. The completed application form can be returned via email to ei.mmib@ofni. The deadline to apply for this course is 31st July 2019.

• Once you have applied, we will contact you with the details of your interview. Applicants receive at least 10 days’ notice of your scheduled interview time. We encourage applicants to bring along any relevant material which demonstrates their experience in music or the creative industries. International applications are welcome and skype interviews can be arranged if applicants are unable to attend their interview.

• BIMM Institute are Ireland’s and Europe’s most connected music colleges, with expert industry tutors, chart-topping alumni and truly talented students, across seven exciting locations, with another college opening in Hamburg in October 2018.

• BIMM Institute was established in 2001 in Brighton and now enrols over 6,000 students, studying a range of specialist vocational music courses from Diplomas to BA (Hons) Degree and post graduate level. BIMM has colleges in Berlin, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, London and now Birmingham.

• BIMM Institute Group graduate artists have secured an unprecedented amount of UK and Ireland top 40 singles and top 10 albums including James Bay, The Kooks, George Ezra, Tom Odell, Kate Nash, and Marina and the Diamonds.

• BIMM Institute Dublin hosts relevant masterclasses for the benefit of student studies throughout the academic year. Past guests have included Hozier, John Grant, Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Imelda May, Steve Albini, The Edge, Josh Homme ( Queens of the Stone Age) Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Lianne La Havas, Snarky Puppy and a number of world renowned session musicians including Thomas Lang, John Scofield, Stu Hamm and producer Ethan Johns.

Yangaroo & youbloom team up to offer prize valued at €1,000 to youbloomDublin19 conference attendees

Yangaroo Music Ireland are offering a prize of delivering one full campaign to Irish media for one lucky Irish artist attending youbloomDublin19. The full campaign includes delivering two singles plus an album to Irish media and the prize is valued at €1,000. The winner will be chosen by a lotto at 11.30am during the youbloomDublin19 on June 1st.

Full details on youbloomDublin19’s artist and speaker line up, events and shows are available at youbloomDublin19. Tickets to the youbloomDublin19 conference, taking place at IMRO on June 1st from 10AM to 1PM, are limited to 75 and are available at €20 each.

youbloomDublin19 features masterclasses and panel discussions. Steve Lindsey of Elevate Music will lead the first panel, Publishing Life Hacks – The Insider’s Guide to the Tricks of the Trade. Martin Bridgeman of KCLR96FM will lead the second, entitled Old School/NewSchool/School’s Out, exploring the changes to music promotion in a new era of social media. As part of the conference, Peter Astedt, founder of Live At Heart Sweden will host a masterclass on getting the most out of streaming and Phil Harrington CEO of youbloom will host a masterclass on the new launch and initiative, youbloomConnect – Growing Your Live Music Presence & Revenues, details.

Check out youbloom Instagram | Facebook | Twitter pages and youbloom website for more information on youbloom which includes the official launch of youbloomConnect also at IMRO on June 1st at 2PM, TICKETS are free but ticketed as places are limited.

Calling all Artists | Applications now open to play beatvyne’s Music x Tech Experience | Oct 10-12, 2019, Dublin

beatvyne’s Music x Tech Experience invites artists of all genres from across the globe to get in front of the world’s biggest players in the music, tech and multimedia industries.

Apply HERE.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2019

#MxT2019 offers artists the chance to play the Official Launch Party at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, the MxT2019 stage, or stellar Side Events in the most unique and iconic spaces across Dublin to get access to industry professionals, the world’s top media and new fans.

All showcasing artists receive Artist Passes to #MxT2019. With talks and keynotes from over 100 world class speakers, this is an exciting opportunity to stay on top of new revenue opportunities, how to leverage technology and advanced career development. 

Artists will be able to get face time with industry leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals, access to the latest groundbreaking product and technology showcases as well as networking opportunities at intimate roundtable sessions, workshops, exhibits and stellar side events across the city.

The most promising artist will be able to join the ranks of the outstanding client portfolio of our selecting partner, the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios, which includes a who’s-who of global superstars such as U2, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Hozier, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and many more.

Last year’s Music x Tech Experience featured performances from Kormac, Le Galaxie, Le Boom, Loah, David Keenan, Toucan, Orchid Collective, Conor Mason and more, while mind blowing VR experiences from the stunning Bio-Goth Masterpiece of Bjork Digital’s Not Get and Gorillaz’ Saturnz Barz brought the audience into a virtual dimension. 

The Two-Day festival style conference brings together 2500+ global leaders and innovators of the music, multimedia and tech industries as well as connected ecosystems to Dublin, to discuss the future of the entertainment industry and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.

Covering key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Extended Reality, Voice Control, Blockchain, Live Experiences, Vinyl Resurgence, Smart Production, Spatial Audio, Legislation in the Digital Age and more, our interdisciplinary approach invites associated ecosystems such as transport, health, retail, marketing, sport, gaming, film, design and more to highlight their innovations and forge exciting collaborations to set new standards for the future.

Don’t miss a beat! Apply now at

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#MxT2019 is supported by IMRO / Failte Ireland / Windmill Lane Recording Studios / nineyards

MxT2019 Featured Artist Sylk

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