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The Irish Music Industry Podcast

May 17, 2021

Everything you thought you knew about how the music industry works is about to be challenged by Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens, Dischord Records). He's refused lucrative gigs because the tickets were over priced, refused gigs in venues that couldn't run all-age shows, wouldn't conduct interviews with...


May 9, 2021

Jazz pianist, saxophonist & composer Carole Nelson and punk promoter & chronicler Niall McGuirk have forged unique, sustained and admirable approaches to their lives in music. Common themes that both guests hit upon this week are using the power of music for positive change and purposely choosing paths that may not have...


May 5, 2021

Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ announced a competition to find new theme music for one of their flagship TV shows. You'd imagine that a state funded organisation would devise a set of terms and conditions that promotes best industry practice for musicians rights, especially in a project involving their...


May 3, 2021

Composers and musicians Linda Buckley and Emmett Cooke focus on different areas of music; one having pieces played by BBC Symphony Orchestra and the other receiving an award for best original score at LA Film Awards. Both share open and honest insights into what it means to successfully make your living from the creation...