Seminars & Panel Discussion Timetable
10.20 – 11am MUSIC: THE OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION
You want to get involved in music but you’re not sure how. Whether you see yourself as an artist or want a career in the biz, there are some brilliant courses available for aspiring music pros. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know.

11 – 11.40am SO YOU WANT TO WRITE ABOUT MUSIC?
You’re a big music fan – so much so that you want to write about it for a living. How do you go about it? How knowledgeable do you need to be? Is it really about gut reactions? Those who’ve done it offer the benefit of their experience…

12pm THERE IS A FUTURE FOR MUSIC
gemmahayes303wWhat it says on the tin – the official opening panel will explore the emerging opportunities for musicians,
bands, managers and other key industry players, in an era of unprecedented and accelerating change.
GEMMA HAYES, NOEL HOGAN (Music Producer & The Cranberries), NOEL McHALE (MCD), JAMES HYLAND (Manager & Ringtones guru)

1pm WHERE MUSIC MEETS PICTURES
How do directors see the role of music in movies? Is it important from a creative perspective? A commercial
one? A session on music in movies, placement of songs on soundtracks and how the parts of the jigsaw really
fit together.
JIM SHERIDAN (Director My Left Foot, In America), JOHN CARNEY (Director, Once), NICK ANGEL(Music Supervisor: Atonement, About a Boy), STEPHEN RENNICKS(Composer, Garage)

2pm THE GREAT DEBATE – IS ILLEGAL FILESHARING REALLY KILLING MUSIC?
And if so, what can be done to deal with it? Is the ‘three strikes’ rule agreed between IRMA and Eircom the only
way forward – or is it using a sledgehammer to smash a nut as critics contend? The debate that is dividing music
will be hot!
JOHN KENNEDY (CEO IFPI), SHANE O’NEILL (Snr VP, Liberty Global), BILL WHELAN (Composer, Riverdance), BP FALLON (Rock’n’roll vibe man), JIM KILLOCK (Executive Director of Open Rights Group)

3pm HAS IRISH MUSIC LOST ITS SOUL?
Did Ireland lose its way with the Celtic Tiger? Get sucked into a consumerist bubble? And did the music also lose
it? Were the protest singers silenced by the sounds of the tills ringing? Or is music still an urgent force, in a
society in turmoil?
PHILIP KING (Director Bringing It All Back Home), LUKA BLOOM (Artist & songwriter), Jinx Lennon (Punk poet/songwriter), JOHN REYNOLDS (Music Producer & Manager)

4pm SONGWRITING: IS IT JUST ANOTHER BUSINESS, THEN?
Songs, they say, will always be vital. But is it important for writers to aspire to creating art? Must it come from
the heart? Is collaboration creatively compromising – or the ultimate liberation? And how important really are
those royalty cheques?
JIM KERR (Simple Minds), PAUL BRADY (Artist & songwriter), RUTH-ANNE CUNNINGHAM (Artist & songwriter), MAY KAY (Fight Like Apes)