Introducing…RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” | 8th March

In association with IMRO and Culture Ireland
Morrison Hotel, Dublin – Thursday 8th March

RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” is a thoughtfully curated international-leaning music forum designed to encourage an exchange of learning and discussion and challenge the biggest prevailing issues facing both artists and industry professionals.

It will take place on the day of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, Thursday 8th March from 10.30am at the Morrison Hotel. Tickets, priced at €5.00, are on sale now via

The event will provide an opportunity to learn from and challenge leading figures and experts working in the International Industry and examine some of the critical components of today’s constantly changing music industry landscape.

The panels will be moderated by Jim Carroll from RTÉ

RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations, Morrison Hotel, Printworks Room 1

Registration : 9.30am

Conversation 1: 10.30am- 11.15am Public Interview with Alan Swan (Director of Music at RTÉ 2fm)

Conversation 2: 11.30am – 12.20pm The Record Label

Why Do I Need A Record Label in 2018.

Josh Mateer – A&R Consultant Warner Music / East West Records
Patrick Hughes – General Manager Sony Music Ireland
Willie Ryan – Music Lawyer

Conversation 3: 1.30pm – 2.20pm Money / Synch

Where’s the money “The Publishing / Copyright Panel” – “The Art of Income from Songwriting & Synch”.

Gary Downing – MD of Leland Originals
Jen O’Connell – Director of Song Publishing and Licensing, Integrity Music
Ayla Owen – Head of Music and Partner at The Most Radicalist Black Sheep Music
Victor Finn – CEO IMRO

Conversation 4: 2.30pm – 3.20pm The Women In Music

Women in the industry: a celebration and reinforcement of the proliferation of women in the music industry – particularly important in Ireland where certain key roles are still traditionally occupied by men.

Kate Brennan Harding – Senior Radio Producer Today FM
Kathryn Mason – MD Kathryn Mason PR & Marketing
Angela Dorgan – CEO First Music Contact
Jess – Barq
Jenny Greene – 2FM

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