One Week to Ireland Music Week

One Week to Go! They didn’t think they would get there but in one weeks’ time, Ireland Music Week will launch the 18th annual showcase and conference intact with 50 showcases and 49 workshops and panels. These are the essence of both the domestic and international relevance and importance of the event. To showcase the soundtrack to Ireland’s future and to educate the future stars on how best to protect and benefit as their profile grows.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come next week:

(Thanks to Pillow Queens for the use of the track)

Alan McAleenan, Guinness Marketing Director, Ireland commented; “Guinness is proud to support Irish Music Week in its mission to showcase the Soundtrack of Ireland’s Future, discovering and protecting independent local artists who play such a vital role in the makeup of Irish culture.”

Culture Ireland is delighted to support IMW 2020 and applaud how the team were able to pivot to offer the event online and thereby achieve an ever greater global reach. Culture Ireland’s aim in supporting the event is to provide access for the artists to international buyers and professionals who can help grow their international careers. We welcome all attending this year and wish all the fantastic artists every success as we join with them remotely to experience some of Ireland’s finest talents.” – Christine Sisk, Director of Culture Ireland

For the fans and gig-goers, it is a chance to spot new acts before they get bigger, but also to discover new music and “go “ to a gig as close to how you would have experienced it in previous years, jump around from virtual room to virtual room and pick your favourites in the line-up.” – Angela Dorgan, Ireland Music Week.

Artist schedule –

Conference – panel and workshop titles, descriptions and speakers.

IMW details the 49 panels and workshops that will cover all the topics you need to engage with as a developing musician or music industry professional. All conversations will take place in the context of the impact that the current pandemic is having on the industry, particularly on the live sector. Further international delegates and speakers have been added and a significant amount of delegates from all over the world will attend the nightly showcases.

Catapult will produce the online conference via the hosting platform Hopin, and the festival is delighted to have a world leader in virtual and streamed events, an Irish company, involved. Tiny Ark filmed the showcasing bands in Dublin venue. Lost Lane

Tickets are priced at €50 (full pass), €25 Conference / Showcase pass, €10 daily / nightly pass, and student also discounts available via:

For artists of all levels, the online conference at the festival will provide a chance to learn, develop and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world.


Artist playlist –

IMW will partner with AndrsonCD Baby, GUINNESS , IMRO, and RTE2FM forthe conference and event.

|| Ireland Music Week is supported by The Arts Council and Culture Ireland ||

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