Saturday 3rd July 2010 // 11.30am-6pm @ IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Lwr Baggot St., Dublin 2.

Noel McHale – Senior live booking agent festivals and major events, MCD.
McHale is one of the key bookers with MCD some of the leading artists he’s brought to Ireland during his seven year tenure including Pavarotti, Queen, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, The Game and Rihanna. Pre-MCD Noel promoted The Bothy Band and The Boomtown Rats in the West, assisted Ollie Jennings getting the Galway Arts Festival off the ground and establishing the Bulmers comedy festival and its UK counterpart festival.

Niall Dolan – Venue manager and live bookings, Dolans Warehouse, Limerick.
As chief live booker for Dolans Warehouse in Limerick, Niall has firmly placed Dolans on the map of both domestic and international touring acts with Bell X1, Delorentos, Duke Special, Paddy Casey and Lisa Hannigan regular visitors. The Warehouse has expanded its remit to also include corporate sponsored events like the upcoming Jagermeister Hot Press Sessions plus comedy events like Apres Match 2010.

Una Molloy – Tour manager for Lisa Hannigan.
With a very long string of dates over the past 18 months in the U.S. and U.K., not to mention Ireland, Una has helped Lisa Hannigan run a tight ship on the live touring front managing the tour party through industry showcases and high profile support slots with the likes of David Gray and Jason Mraz.

Liam Murphy – Live Wire Business Management
A Chartered Accountant trained with Coopers & Lybrand. Liam joined Live Wire in 2000 following 10 years experience in financial services in both Dublin and the Channel Islands. LiveWire Business Management was formed by Alan McEvoy in Limerick in 1997. Since then it has expanded to the current team of 9 staff who draw their experience from a wide field of accountancy/financial work. LiveWire now offers a wealth of Business Management experience to some of Ireland’s biggest names in music and entertainment. Clients include Westlife, Girls Aloud, Ronan Keating, Boyzone, Paul Potts, Pat Shortt, Cecelia Ahern & Bell X1 among others.

John Weston – Backstreet International Merchandise
John Weston is the Director of the Dublin operation of Backstreet International Merchandise. Backstreet are one of the leading merchandise companies with offices in Dublin, London, New York  & LA and working with acts as diverse as Horslips, Sharon Shannon, Dizzee Rascal, The Coronas, And So I Watch You From Afar, Babyshambles, Rage Against The Machine & Satyricon. Backstreet are a 360 degree merchandiser looking after clients touring, online merchandise stores, retail distribution and graphic design. John has previously toured Europe with Blur taking care of all on the road aspects of the tours merchandising for the Think Tank tour.
 Subjects covered in this session will include:

– Live music circuits & opportunities: local clubs to international touring
– Building the live team (domestic to international): what to expect & key issues to be aware of
– Working with booking agents & concert promoters
– Deals & Agreements: key terms & conditions, implications & issues
– Planning, accounting & budgeting: cash flow control & where the money goes
– Tour & production management: logistics & predictable problems
MMF MEMBERS – €20 for registration in advance of the event
IMRO MEMBERS – €32 for registration in advance of the event

Don’t forget THE MUSIC MANAGER’S BIBLE will be on sale at each event for €15.

Music Managers’ Forum Ireland
Space 28 / North Lotts / Dublin 2

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