Delegate registration will take place at The Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay from 2pm onwards.
Music Cork Pub Trail
The Music Cork Pub Trails are a great way to get to know the city. You'll be guided by a local who will fill you in on all things Cork, some of it may even be true. Your group will contain other delegates and will leave from The Clayton Hotel stopping off at a couple of local establishments along the way before finishing up at the opening night showcase gig. It's networking on the move!
Opening Night Showcase
The first of the Music Cork Showcase gigs. Doors are at 7.30pm with the first band on stage at 8.30pm. Full details coming soon.
Welcome to Music Cork 2018
The Long Road To Overnight Success
What does it take to develop an artist? What ingredients do artists need and what do managers and labels look for? How do artists promote themselves to build their early audience?
How Do You Build Success Outside of Your Home Territory
The opportunities for growing an audience in Europe are undeniable, but it’s hard to take those first steps and to understand the differences between markets. What are the opportunities and challenges?
Spotify IPO... Streaming Goes Public So What Does It Mean?
Spotify began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in early April. So what does the future hold for streaming? What does it mean for the industry? We discuss the big questions surrounding streaming as Spotify goes public.
Moderator: Ric Salmon (Director, ATC Management)
Nigel Elderton Talks To Ann Harrison
We are very pleased to welcome Nigel Elderton, Chairman of PRS for Music, seasoned pop publisher and MD of Peer Music in a fireside chat regarding the state of play for music and how we value and reward it in the digital age, as well as the challenges facing collection societies and some of the innovation underway at PRS for Music.
Nigel will be interviewed by Ann Harrison. Ann wrote "Music, The Business" first published in 2000, so, she actually did write the book on the music business.
Lunch included in delegates pass.
Working With Music In TV & Film
‘Young Offenders’ is the multi-award wining 2016 Irish film, and now six episode TV series that began airing on RTE and the BBC in February 2018. We are lucky to have some of those involved in the music for the film and TV series to discuss how the music in the show came together.
Moderator: Willie Ryan (Lawyer, Hozier / Walking On Cars)
What Makes A&R Sit Up & Take Notice?
We ask our A&R panellists to give us a track that made them sit up and listen, we’ll play a clip and we’ll ask them…what convinces them to take a track into the A&R meeting?
Moderator: Niall Byrne (Founder, nialler9.com)
Agents vs Promoters
OK, actually friends and colleagues, but often on different sides of the fence in negotiations, we’ll hear their thoughts the burning issues in live music.
Beer Or Coffee Break
Included in delegates pass, grab a drink on us ahead of the 2018 Keynote.
Keynote: Alison Wenham, CEO WIN (Worldwide Independent Network)
For our keynote we are very pleased to welcome Alison Wenham in conversation with Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1).
Founder and CEO/Chairman of UK Trade Association AIM from 1998 through to 2016, one of the most experienced in the business, who has navigated the UK Independent sector through the digital revolution, and has now taken on the role of CEO at the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the umbrella organisation for the Independent sector, including AIM and the corresponding trade bodies across the globe.
Thursday Night Showcase
Full showcase details coming soon!
Once the showcases are over it's back to Cyprus Avenue for a few drinks and to talk about what you've seen, a very informal way to end a great day and night.
Music Cork Brunch
It's networking, only different, the Music Cork Brunch was such a success in 2017 we're bringing it back again! One last chance to chat to that person you keep missing or continue to develop a relationship with someone you just met. The Music Cork Brunch takes place in Goldbergs Bar & Restaurant from 10.30am on Friday May 12th. There'll be bacon & egg sambos, lots of fruits & juices, tea, coffee and plenty of Bloody Marys for anyone that needs to kick start their day, all of this is included in your ticket and open to all delegates. There will also be representatives from many of the showcasing artists in attendance so it's a good chance to meet them also. All delegates will be contacted during the week prior to Music Cork and an RSVP will be required for the Music Cork Brunch.