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The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today.

The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today.
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The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today.

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English

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Episodes

Another String to Your Bow

4/15/2019
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Ros Madigan is one of the editors in chief of the music website Golden Plec, tireless advocates of all things Irish, independent and musical. He is also Community Manager with Today FM. Ros talks about managing all aspects of those things. Kate Ellis is a rare entity on this podcast, she makes her living entirely from playing music. Kate is a classically trained cellist, but she also plays traditional Irish music with vocalist Karen Casey, she plays world music with Yurodny, she’s played...

Duration:01:04:17

Law and Last Orders

4/8/2019
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Barrister Willie Ryan is a music law specialist. His clients include Hozier, Johnny McDaid and Walking on Cars, among others. Willie discusses pitfalls and safety nets for music industry professionals. Laura Sheeran made music her career straight out of school in Co. Galway, playing with Fovea Hex & Nanu Nanu and writing music for film and theatre. Several years into her career she began to discover that the path wasn't all roses. She packed in music, started pulling pints in Whelans, and...

Duration:01:02:33

A Youtube Sensation and Venue Reincarnation

4/1/2019
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Miracle of Sound is the most successful independent Irish musician on Youtube with more than 200 million views. Producer, song-writer and musician Gavin Dunne has made this Youtube channel his full-time job, creating music from the spare room of his apartment in Cork. His story is worth hearing. Connolly's of Leap is a music venue steeped in legend and myth. For many years the doors remained closed, but just over three years ago it reopened, and last year it won an IMRO venue of the year...

Duration:00:52:42

Knockin' out choons and Knockanstockan loons

3/25/2019
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For more than 20 years Rónán Ó'Snodaigh has been the front-man with Kila. During that time they've released 20 albums, recorded award nominated soundtrack work, have toured Asia, Australia, America and Europe. Ronán himself has five solo albums and at least two books under his belt. In this episode Rónán talks about avoiding the business side of music and about the rigours of keeping the show on the road. Bettine McMahon is one of the founders of Knockanstockan festival. As the festival has...

Duration:01:00:51

Where would we be without The Credit Union?

3/18/2019
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Marlene Enright fronted the band The Hard Ground, her album Placemats and Second Cuts was nominated for 2018 Choice Music Prize and her day job is booking and promotion for the White Horse bar and venue in Ballincollig Co. Cork. Marlene discusses how she carves out a space as a singer songwriter. Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick is a venue that features on almost every band's Irish tour schedule. The venue has won numerous awards and has branched out to promote festivals and large scale events...

Duration:00:59:10

Peering inside Music Minds

3/11/2019
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This week's episode comes from Music Minds Festival in Doolin Co. Clare. The festival set out to create a place for musically minded folk to come together to network, learn and be entertained. Featured in this episode are the voices of David Kitt (Artist), Donal Dineen (DJ & Broadcaster), Keith Johnson (IMRO), Una Molloy (Turning Pirate), Sharon Phelan (Artist & Writer) and Emmet Condon (Homebeat & Another Love Story). Huge thanks to Peter and Simon from Music Minds for letting me plug in...

Duration:01:12:16

Zen and the Art of Music Mastering

3/4/2019
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In this episode Jeremy Hickey (RSAG) talks about how much he enjoys the process of creating a new album, before anyone else gets to hear it. He also talks about the riot at his first gig in Co.Kilkenny where they escaped being lynched in a horse-box. Richard Dowling from Wav Mastering in Limerick sheds some light on the the dark art that is audio mastering and discussed some of the shifts in the recorded music industry since he began working in it. This one is definitely for the techies!

Duration:01:08:26

The Irish Music Industry Podcast - Episode 5

2/25/2019
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Popping the hood on The Irish Music Industry, checking the oil and tapping the engine block with a spanner. This episode features interviews with Una Molly from Turning Pirate Agency and Dermot Sheedy from Hermitage Green. Una discusses her work as tour manager for Lisa Hannigan and manager for Booka Brass Band. She talks about how she found her way into the industry and how she sees the lie of the land. Dermot talks about how Hermitage Green managed to get signed by Sony Records without...

Duration:01:02:46

The Irish Music Industry Podcast - Episode 4 (Dan Hegarty & Katie Kim)

2/20/2019
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Panning for nuggets of wisdom in the streams of the Irish Music Industry, and trying not to drown. Guests in this episode are Dan Hegarty (2FM) and Katie Kim (independent artist). Dan talks about his career path and about he sate of the music scene in Ireland from where he sits in the RTE studios. Katie discusses the positive effect having a proactive manager has had in her career and the freedom afforded to her from getting paid for having one of her tracks used on a Netflix documentary.

Duration:01:00:14

The Irish Music Industry Podcast - Episode 1 (Jenny Wren & Jerry Fish)

2/15/2019
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Episode one. A verbal voyage of discovery into the machinations of the music industry in Ireland. Guests in this episode are Jenny Wren (booker for Body&Soul Festival) and Jerry Fish (independent artist and record label owner) Jenny talks about how booking bands for Body&Soul Festival and the B&S area at Electric Picnic shifted from being something she did with her lifelong friend into being a year round job. She lays out the pros and cons of booking agents and managers, and she airs...

Duration:00:54:13

The Irish Music Industry Podcast - Episode 2 (Lizzie Fitzpatrick & Johnny Lappin)

2/15/2019
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Looking under the hood of the Irish Music sector, checking the oil and kicking the tyres. Guests in this episode are Lizzie Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon) and Johnny Lappin (music publisher and author of "The Need to Know Guide to Music Publishing") Lizzie discusses striking a work/band life balance, the joys of break new territories and her idea of what success is. Johnny very much covers his area of expertise, music publishing.

Duration:00:56:40

The Irish Music Industry Podcast - Episode 3 (Daithí & Dominic Kelly)

2/15/2019
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Poking the Irish Music Industry with a stick while avoiding a bite on the ankle. Guests in this episode are Lizzy Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon) and Dominic Kelly (entertainment industry accountant and business manager). Lizzy talks about trying to strike a work life/gigging balance, and lays out her plans for the future and discusses an impressive rehearsal schedule. Dominic offer some pointers and advice on the financial front for both experienced music folk and those kicking off their...

Duration:01:01:30

The Irish Music Industry Podcast Preview

2/2/2019
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The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today. The first four...

Duration:00:02:16