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 speakers. You will receive the details of your first pub where you'll meet your group a few days beforehand.
2FM Rising Showcase
The first of the Music Cork Showcase gigs. Doors are at 8.30pm with the first band on stage at 9pm. Check out the showcase page for details of 2FM Rising in association with Seat featuring Mango X Mathman, Flynn, Pillow Queens and JyellowL.
Welcome to Music Cork 2019. The coffee will be flowing from 8.30am so get in early and get that Nespresso hit! At 9.00am, Phil Taggart will kick-off proceedings with a few words and tells us about his brand new book, 'Slacker Guide To The Music Industry'...
A Head Full of Streams.....
‘Streaming' - still the most overheard word in any conversation about the music business and music technology. So what’s the state of play? With Bryan Johnson (Spotify), Victor Finn (IMRO), Ceri Dixon (Rubyworks) and Mark Gordon (Score Draw Music).
Being Heard; The Role of Independent Music in Sync
What's the process for finding music for film, tv & ads? Some practical advice on the best way to make your music heard. With Catherine Grieves (Faber Music), Sophie Urquhart (Tin Drum Music), Aron Van der Ploeg (The Missing Sync), Rory McPartland (Planet of Sound) and Aaron Casey (Rights/Royalties Consultant).
You Say Band, We Say Brand
We see artist and brand collaborations all around us. What was once the preserve of the global superstars and a dirty word for many artists is now a diverse, creative and varied area of opportunity for both artist and their brand partners. So where do these opportunities lie? With Sarah Desmond (Universal), Sian Redmond (Live Nation), Shauna Watson (Rubyworks) and Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1).
By Order of the Management
Our panel tell us about some of the successes, failures, cautionary tales, how the manager’s role has evolved in the era of digital music and maybe also some crystal-ball gazing... With Paul Craig (Nostromo), Niall Morris (Family Music), Nadine King (Maverick), Jim Lawless (So Far So Good), Liam Murphy (Livewire) and Nigel Elderton (Peer Music).
Lunch included in delegates pass.
All The Way Live
Live performance is arguably still the single most important part of an artist’s career and a fan’s experience. So what’s the state of live music from those on the inside? What might the future hold for audiences, promoters and artists? With Conor Donovan (Ruby Sessions), Joe Dougan (Shine), Joe Schiavon (Live Nation), James Whitting (Coda), Emma Zilmann (From The Fields) and Brian Spollen (MCD).
It's A Big World After All
There's a big world out there, full of opportunity and audiences. What lies beyond these shores and what ways can artists reach the modern music fan wherever they are? How do you translate that into a meaningful international career and how do you take those first steps? With Cesar Andion (Live Nation, Spain), Steve Garvan (MMF US, IMMF, Artist Manager, USA), Zach Hyde (UTA, USA), Lucas Keller (Milk & Honey), Karen Norbakk (Sony Music, Germany), Lisa Lester (Lawyer, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, USA) and Brian Hetherman (Cerberus Artists, Canada).
Being The Artist
We hear from artists, both musicians and composers, a producer and a manager about what it means to be an artist and what a takes to make a success of it. Some of the opportunities and challenges, the pitfalls and maybe some of the lesser-known battles you must fight to create a sustainable career as an artist. With Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas), Louize Carroll (Composer/Musician), Lar Kaye (All Tvvins), Philip Magee (Producer) and Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1).
Beer Or Coffee Break
Included in delegates pass, grab a drink on us ahead of the 2019 Keynote.
Lucy Dickins Keynote
Lucy Dickins speaks with Mark Gordon (Score Draw Music) about her career in live music as an agent at ITB working with artists like Adele, Hot Chip, James Blake and Mumford & Sons.
Thursday Night Showcase
Check out the showcase page for full details!
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 the first two years of MC, 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 3rd. 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. When purchasing your delegates pass you will be asked to RSVP to the Music Cork Brunch.