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, 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. The opening night showcase takes place at Cork Opera House and will feature some of the best talent Ireland has to offer. Full details will be announced week beginning April 24th!
Welcome to Music Cork
A short few words from the organisers to welcome you to Music Cork.
Who's Got A Ticket To Ride?
"Tickets are too cheap! Tickets are too expensive! Artists' fees are too high! Artists' fees are too low! ..... So what's really going on with live?"
PanelGeoff Meall - UTA/Muse Josh Javor - X-Ray Touring/Coldplay Sarah Casey - LPO/Beoga Steve Zapp - ITB/Biffy Clyro Brian Spollen - Promoter, MCD Moderator - Phil Taggart - BBC Radio 1 / Hometown Records
Flow Money, Flow Problems
So, where's my money?
PanelAdam Barker - Director of Business Affairs, Universal Music UK Ric Salmon - Partner/Director, ATC Management Ollie Hodge - A&R Director, Columbia Records Liam Murphy - Accountant, Livewire Willie Ryan - Lawyer Moderator - Victor Finn, CEO IMRO
The One About Festivals
"They're everywhere. They are woven in to the fabric of the summer for a generation, and not necessarily for the music... So what is a 'music festival' nowadays? Does it really even matter which artists play since the same big headliners and nostalgia acts will sell them out anyway.... And how the hell do I get MY band booked?"
PanelAndy Smith - Director/Booker, Kendall Calling UK
Shane Dunne - Director/Booker, INDIEPENDENCE
Josh Javor - Agent, X Ray Touring
Brian Spollen - Promoter, MCD
Mick Roe - Artist Manager, Faction Records & All Tvvins
Moderator - Phil Taggart - BBC Radio 1 / Hometown Records
Hook, Line & Syncer
"All about the world of sync and brand partnerships...TV shows, movies and ads. are the pot of gold at rainbows end for all emerging and mid-level artists.... right? What about brand partnerships...the preserve of the big acts?"
PanelMarc Robinson - MD, Globe Universal Music Sarah Desmond - Senior VP, Strategic Marketing & Partnerships. Universal Music UK Tom Belton - Composer Dina Coughlan - Tremolo Songs Modertor - Niall Byrne - Nialler9
Lunch & Showcase
Quick lunch, quick chat before the afternoon sessions begin at 2pm.
And in the beginning there was.....
"Creation, it's inspiration, perspiration, dedication. So how does and artist become fully formed and ready to step in to the world?
PanelRob Stevenson - Executive VP, Universal Republic, Casablanca Rebecca Allen - MD, Decca Records Ricardo Zambak - Artist Manager, Red & Gold Management Ken Allen - Founder, Faction Records Ric Salmon - Partner/Director, ATC Management Annette Donnelly - MD, Sony Music Ireland Moderator - Phil Taggart - BBC Radio 1 / Hometown Records
"A vibrant evolving musical gem in the Emerald Isle or a much maligned cultural cliche?..... What's really going on in the world of trad?"
PanelEamonn Murray - Musician, Beoga
Peter Bardon - Founder, Bardis Music
Robert Heuston - Publisher
Moderator - Willie Ryan - Lawyer
Hits From The Song
"Big hits, great artists and long careers all begin with..... great songs. How do you help give them birth, nurture them and care for them from the cradle to the grave"
PanelMike Smith - MD, Warner/Chappell Music UK
Martin Toher - Co-Founder, B-Unique
Dina Coughlan - Director, Tremolo Songs
Stephen Curran - Evolving
Tommas Arnby - Locomotion
Brandon Bakshi - Executive Director, BMI Europe & Asia
Moderator - Willie Ryan - Lawyer
KEYNOTE - DARCUS BEESE
Darcus Beese in conversation with Niall Stokes, editor of Hot Press. Darcus was the tea boy who became the boss, he heads up one of the UK's most successful record labels, Island Records.
Thursday Night Showcase
Cyprus Avenue curated by Nialler9 // Crane Lane Theatre curated by Music Cork // Triskel Christchurch curated by IMRO // The Old Oak curated by Cyprus Avenue / Old Oak // see SHOWCASE tab for full details.
Music Cork Brunch
It's networking, only different. 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.