Seminars
The Music Show Program: For View/Download

The Music Show Program: For View/Download

The Music Show 2012: Download The Program HERE Looking for full details of The Music Show ? Here’s a very handy 24 page program for you to enjoy! Complete with details of exhibitors, panelists, seminars, workshops and the day by day breakdown of the live stage!
Lethal Dialect confirmed for The Music Show

Lethal Dialect confirmed for The Music Show

He’ll be bringing a dose of hip hop to the panels… With his second album <i>LD50 Part 2</i> just released and MTV singing his praises, the HP-tipped Lethal Dialect is ready to explode. Now, the Dublin rapper comes to The Music Show. LD, aka Paul Alwright, will be sitting in on Saturday’s proceedings, ready to...
A GREAT SONG IS STILL THE ANSWER

A GREAT SONG IS STILL THE ANSWER

Sunday, February 26th – 4.30pm The panel on songwriting will begin with ”Effin’ Songs”, Brendan Graham’s attempt to answer the question – ‘How did you write the effin’ song?’ – along with special guests Brian Kennedy and Eimear Quinn. It will go on to discuss what it is that makes a song that becomes part...
Masterclasses, Workshops & Public Interviews

Masterclasses, Workshops & Public Interviews

Saturday 12pm – Jonathan Mover One of the world’s finest drummers, producers and drum activists gives a masterclass. Moderator: Jackie Hayden 1.30pm – Rubberbandits An audience with the comedy rap duo who exploded to the top of the charts with ‘Horse Outside’. Moderator: Stuart Clark 3pm – Donal Lunny An audience with one of the...

MUSIC IS JUST PART OF THE WIDER ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS

Sunday, February 26th – 3.30pm There was a belief that music was a special arena where brilliant modern artists flourished. Lately however a different attitude has emerged. Whether through reality TV shows, the use of music in movies and games, and other music formats promoted on screen and via the internet, music is seen as...

RADIO PANEL

Sunday, February 26th – 2.30pm Radio Stations Have No Obligation To Play Irish Music. Discuss. It is an issue which has been the subject of intense debate over the years. Do Irish radio stations support Irish music or play as much as the quality merits? Are too few artists hogging most of the play? Is...

ACTIVISM IN MUSIC

Sunday, February 26th – 1pm Artists are driven by different creative impulses. Some want to write hit records. Others see it as vital that their songs have a message. Many, however, have no predisposition other than the desire to be true to their muses. So is there a role for activism? What are the different...

WHITER ‘RECORD PRODUCERS’ IN THE NEW WORLD OF DIGITAL LISTENING?

Saturday, February 25th – 5pm Some people believe that artists are the ultimate standard-bearers. Others argue that it is the guys behind the consoles who are responsible for creating the hit records and the great albums that make the music world go around. But with people listening to music on computers and phones, where does...

LIVE MUSIC WILL SAVE US ALL – OR WILL IT?

Saturday, February 25th – 4pm The live music scene remains one of the most reliable sources of work and revenue for most bands. But what makes a great live act? What are promoters and agents looking for? What makes the difference between an act that gets it right live and one that doesn’t? And how...

DANCE IS STILL A SEPARATE ART

Saturday, February 25th – 2.30pm For a time, dance music became a discipline almost unto itself, with club grooves, remixes and ever more specialist sub-genres occupying some of the finest minds of the modern generation. The movement seemed to fade, the mainstream caught up and dance was subsumed – only to rise again! So is...

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC

Saturday, February 25th – 1pm The entire music industry is going through a period of profound change, with everything from funding of recordings to the platforms for selling being up for grabs. Payment for artists is just one of the issues that will be discussed and debated by a panel that promises to be hugely...

LAUNCH OF THE ARTISTS’ CHARTER

Saturday, February 25th – 12pm The Artists’ Charter is a declaration on the rights of artists to be paid for their work. It is a global initiative, being launched in Ireland, which aims to begin a proper process of engagement between artists, music companies and telecoms, to ensure that the erosion of the earning capacity...