Tradfest Music Congress 2012 | IMRO Member Discount
Date: Wednesday 25th January 2012
Location: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8
Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm
A one-day music conference specifically aimed at individuals and companies whose working interests lie within the genres of traditional music and folk music.
The music industry as a whole faces precarious times, and in such a climate, there is always a danger for less commercial genres to be marginalized to the point of near extinction. It is imperative that we do not let that happen to our traditional music industry, whose roots are so deeply ingrained in our culture and whose heritage paved the way for international success for many artists, not only from within that genre, but from across the musical spectrum.
In bringing this sector of the industry together, we seek to explore and establish practices to help ensure that Ireland can continue to successfully produce and export it’s traditional music to all corners of the globe.
The day will consist of a series of discussion panels covering a range of subjects affecting the industry as it is today, with specific emphasis on how those issues relate to those working within traditional or folk music. The panels, consisting of industry experts, will be aimed to inform, educate and inspire debate on crucial issues. In the ever changing face of the music industry, there is always new information to acquire for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike.
The Panels
Trad Music in the Digital Age
A comprehensive discussion around the current digital landscape of the music industry, and its potential future, and in particular how this relates to those working within the fields of traditional and folk music. This panel will discuss the various aspects in which the digital era impacts on our business, including marketing, promotion, retailing, streaming, licensing, copyright protection and social media.
Trad Music at Home
The panel will look at how traditional music is treated at home in Ireland and ways to maintain and strengthen it’s significance and opportunities here. What support is available and what support should be available from a cultural, media and industry perspective? Is there still a commercial market for a traditional music act in Ireland?
Trad Music Abroad
This panel looks at the huge appetite for Irish traditional music across the globe and will discuss ways to maintain and strengthen the demand for our music internationally. What are the best routes for exporting traditional music worldwide, either through retail, marketing, promotion or touring? Are we making the most out of the international market available to us?
Trad Music and Money
As well as the cultural significance that our traditional music provides, it is important for its future that it remains a commercially viable genre of music. This panel will discuss ways to maintain and strengthen the commercial aspect of our industry. It will look at what available sources there are for funding new projects in the traditional music field as well as the various revenue income streams available to a traditional music artist.
An IMRO Member Discount Rate of €45 is available for this conference (normal price €65). Simply insert IMRO into the promotional code box on the booking form (linked below)
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