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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...


Apr 25, 2021

Music by BAFTA and Ivor Novello nominated composer Christian Henson features on a host of TV shows, films and video games, from Poirot to Alien: Isolation. He co-founded the music technology company Spitfire Audio. Such is the success of Spitfire that professionals like Hans Zimmer ring them to ask to...


Apr 18, 2021

What's it like to tour the globe, playing in some of the most iconic venues in the world? What's it like to lead the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and release and produce your own solo album? All-Ireland Champion uilleann piper and multi-instrumentalist Tara Howley explains all, as well as discussing the importance that...