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The Irish Music Industry Podcast

Feb 16, 2019

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 opinions on being a woman in the Irish Music Industry. 


Jerry Fish discusses working with Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records, being signed to major record labels and the negative effect fame had on him. Jerry talks about giving up music completely for a time and then finding his groove as a solo artist, and independent record label owner and a sideshow performer.