Ireland Music Week is delighted to announce that it will be going ahead with the international facing showcase and conference in October 2020. The showcase and conference will take place online across four days in October, with the music showcases taking place over three nights – Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th. The festival is calling now on Irish artists to apply to play.
Log onto https://www.irelandmusicweek.com and click on the “APPLY TO PLAY” button – applications will be through the artists’ Breaking Tunes profile. Closing date for applications is 3rd July.
As with so many other events, in these COVID19 times, IMW has adapted the event to suit current restrictions. In order to give 2020 applicants and showcasing artists the best possible opportunity to reach international music industry professionals, IMW are taking the festival, including the showcases, online. With a stellar production company on board to film the artists, there will be gigs taking place in various virtual rooms with plenty of opportunity for fan interaction. Each act will perform three songs and will get to keep and use the recording for themselves down the line.
Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact explains:
“Ireland Music Week is an essential event in an artists’ development and profile of the music industry in Ireland. It has been a challenge to maintain it in the calendar for 2020, but we feel we have come up with an innovative and exciting alternative to the real event. The main aim is to allow both industry and fans here and abroad to witness the next crop of Irish talent. The showcases and robust and busy conference schedule we are working towards online will maintain IMW’s essential presence as a key international facing showcase event.”
50 acts will have the chance to play and take part in this internationally-recognised event showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent.
For artists of all levels, the online conference at the festival will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world.
The online conference will continue to include dedicated B2B elements to facilitate the needs of the newly formed AIM Ireland, along with panels, workshops and one to one meetings for the artists with international professionals.
First Music Contact, who run Ireland Music Week work with Irish acts from the very beginning. This annual showcase is an opportunity to offer Irish acts some vital exposure provided by the stellar mix of influential Irish and international delegates. FMC also run Music From Ireland, the Irish music export office.
Artist applications now open via https://www.irelandmusicweek.com/imw-artist-applications
Tickets onsale now via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-music-week-2020-tickets-85622793079
Some of last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include Alex Gough, Sinead O’ Brien, Æ Mak, Kitt Phillippa, Ailbhe Reddy, MELTS, April, Jyellowl, Autre Monde, Somebody’s Child, Junior Brother, ELM, Tebi Rex and more.
Since its inception in 2003, the festival has showcased many of Ireland’s best-known acts including Fontaines DC, David Keenan, Maria Kelly, Pillow Queens, A.Smyth, THUMPER, Soulé, Daithí,whenyoung, Bitch Falcon, Jafaris, Chasing Abbey, Saint Sister, Wyvern Lingo, Jealous of the Birds, Fangclub, Touts, The Academic, Choice Music Prize winners Rusangano Family, Villagers, 2013’s breakthrough act Hozier, along with Girl Band, Jape, The Coronas, Talos, Le Boom, Loah, Soak, Ham Sandwich, All Tvvins and many more.
|| Ireland Music Week is supported by The Arts Council and Culture Ireland ||
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