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New conference Music Cork kicks off this week

Ireland's newest conference/showcase event will take over its "most fun and friendly city" from tomorrow to Friday, with speakers including Steve Zapp and Geoff Meall

By IQ on 09 May 2017

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey performs at Music Cork's launch at Cork Opera House in February

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey performs at the launch of Music Cork at Cork Opera House

image © Music Cork

A new music-industry conference and showcase festival makes its debut in the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.

Music Cork, which runs from 10 to 12 May, hopes to create “unique opportunity in Ireland to listen to the best industry professionals talk about their work and experiences, see the best new talent perform and enjoy plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and delegates over three days of intimate social gatherings and shows”, say organisers, who include Indiependence Festival promoter Shane Dunne, The Delphi Label’s Alexis Vokos, music barrister Willie Ryan and manager Jim Lawless.

Speakers include agents Geoff Meall (UTA), Steve Zapp (ITB), Josh Javor (X-ray) and Sarah Casey (LPO), Kendal Calling co-founder Andy Smith, MCD promoters Brian Spollen and Stephen Curran, consultant Andy Edwards and a host of label execs, with topics touching on building artists, festivals, working with agents, music publishing, sync and more.

In addition to the showcases, an “informal” night-time programme will include dinners and pub crawls across the “most fun and friendly city in Ireland”.

Tickets are are still available from Eventgen.ie, priced at €155.


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