Ireland Music Week ha announced the schedule for this year’s conference which will take place via the Hopin online platform for health and safety reasons and will be hosted by Arveene, James Byrne and May Kay.

This year’s panels and workshops cover everything from When to get a Manager, How to Break the U.S., Approaching Irish, UK and U.S. Media and Getting Export Ready. As well as discussions on mental health in music, radio in Ireland, Tik Tok, YouTube, and the value of art within the music industry. Full list of panels and workshops here

The showcase and conference will take place online on Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th Oct, with the conference starting at 10.30am daily and the showcases from 8pm nightly.  There will be a specific AIM Ireland-focused day on Friday 8th.

We are delighted once again to present a record number of international professionals to the Irish market at IMW 2021. The last year has offered so many challenges to our industry, and it is perhaps a glimmer of a silver lining, that we are able to attract so many buyers, labels, publishers, agents and more to our virtual showcases and conference workshops and panels. As we head back towards full reopening, in the meantime, there are workshops and panels to attend, delegates to learn from, and showcases of the best emerging talent to attend,” says Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact.

Tickets to Ireland Music Week are on sale here

IMW has also updated its lit of conference delegates with representatives from some the world’s top labels, festivals, touring agencies and sync companies.

Priscilla Kotey (Warner) / Solomon Adesiyan (Trusted Entertainment) / Jack Clothier (Alcopop) / Mary MacSweeney (Dublin City Council) / Alim Kheraj (I-D) / Marni Wandner (The Syn) / Alan Swan (RTE) / James O’ Donohue (Red Light Management) / Molly O’ Brien (Beggars) / Age Versluis (Friendly Fire) / Jafaris (Artist) / Faye O’ Rourke (Artist) / Berenike Guilliard (Warner) / Eoin Egan (Netflix) / Will Larnach Jones (Iceland Airwaves) Sarah Isaacs (Kobalt) / Cath Hurley (Future Yard) / Carly James (CAA U.S.)

The Showcase element of IMW will also be broadcast online, having been filmed live in The Grand social earlier this year with each act getting 15-mins of airtime via –