Ireland Music Week is delighted to announce the first 20 international delegates that will be taking part in October. The international facing showcase and conference will take place online across four days in October, with the music showcases taking place over three nights – Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th.
50 successful artists will receive a professionally-produced live video, €500, along with one to one meetings with international delegates online.
Apply to be seen by Irish as well as international events and festivals, be seen by agents, label, publishers, music supervisors and other professionals from all over the globe.
International delegates https://www.irelandmusicweek.com/conferencespeakers2020
Dev Sherlock, SXSW
Evelyn Sieber, Reeperbahn
Lisa Hresko, A2IM Indie Week
Jacopo Beta, Linecheck
Michael Lambert, Wide Days
Robert Meijerink, Eurosonic
Will Larnach Jones, Iceland Airwaves
Adam Ryan, The Great Escape
Jeff Bell, Partisan Records
Geoff Travis, Rough Trade Records
Ruth Barlow, Beggars Music Group
Josh Mateer, Parlaphone Records
Orla Gorman, Universal Music Group
Abbie McCarthy, BBC Introducing
Philip Taggart, BBC Radio 1
Rev Moose, Marauder
Debbie Ball, Create Spark
Mathew Covey, Tamizdat
Andrea Madden, Made In Chelsea
Nick Robinson, Kobalt
Lara Baker, Songtrust
Sarah Besnard, ATC
Claire Courtney, Earth Agency
Mark Lippmann, Scruff of the Neck
As with so many other events, in these COVID19 times, IMW has adapted the event to suit current restrictions. In order to give 2020 applicants and showcasing artists the best possible opportunity to reach international music industry professionals, IMW are taking the festival, including the showcases, online. With a stellar production company on board to film the artists, there will be gigs taking place in various virtual rooms with plenty of opportunity for fan interaction.
Artist Applications Open until 3rd July
Log onto https://www.irelandmusicweek.com and click on the “APPLY TO PLAY” button – applications will be through the artists’ Breaking Tunes profile. Closing date for applications is 3rd July. 50 acts will have the chance to play and take part in this internationally-recognised event showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent.
For artists of all levels, the online conference at the festival will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world.
The online conference will continue to include dedicated B2B elements to facilitate the needs of the newly formed AIM Ireland, along with panels, workshops and one to one meetings for the artists with international professionals.
First Music Contact, who run Ireland Music Week work with Irish acts from the very beginning. This annual showcase is an opportunity to offer Irish acts some vital exposure provided by the stellar mix of influential Irish and international delegates. FMC also run Music From Ireland, the Irish music export office.
Some of last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include Alex Gough, Sinead O’ Brien, Æ Mak, Kitt Phillippa, Ailbhe Reddy, MELTS, April, Jyellowl, Autre Monde, Somebody’s Child, Junior Brother, ELM, Tebi Rex and more.
|| Ireland Music Week is supported by The Arts Council and Culture Ireland ||
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