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YouBloom@Dublin 2014 announces music conference timetable


Annual music festival YouBloom@Dublin has announced the schedule for this year’s music conferences taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons from June 14th – 15th.

This year’s YouBloom@Dublin festival will descend upon Dame District from June 13th – 15th with up to 100 bands from around the world set to perform.

As part of the yearly event the RSCI in Dublin will host two days of music conference from members of the industry including keynote speaker Alan McGee (Creation Records, Manager Oasis, Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain) who will be joined by Neil McCormick (author, music critic) for a Q&A, Nigel Grainge (Ensign Records), Rupert Hine (Producer), Alex Von Soos (Producer), Elvera Butler (Reekus Records), Donal Scanell (GigStarter), Nick Broad (The Busking Project) and Carol Keogh (Artist). See the full schedule below.

Saturday 14 June:
· Speed Sessions: One-on-one sessions with industry experts. 10.00am – 1.00pm
· A Masterclass with Rupert Hine – The Strange Phenomenon of Arranging Nothing:
More and more the skills of communicating through song are being eroded by the obsession with superficial detail.
Don’t let presentation trump communication. 10.30am – 12.30pm
· Learning Room: Introduction to Traditional Irish Music. 11.00am – 12.00pm
· Learning Room: Riffstation. 12.00pm – 1.00pm
· Discussion Panel – The €100,000 Fanbase ‘Finding and monetizing a core niche audience’:
Panelists: Kelly McErlean (lead), Ovie Etseyatse, Niall Morris, Dave Harrington, Jimmy Costello. 1.00pm – 2.00pm
· Learning Room: The Busking Project. 1.00pm – 2.00pm
· Keynote Address: Alan McGee with Q&A led by Neil McCormick
· A Masterclass with Alex Von Soos. One Chance To Make A First Impression: Is Your Music Ready-Really Really Ready? 3.30pm – 5.30pm
· Learning Room: Music Gateway. 3.30pm – 4.30pm
· Learning Room: Whole World Band. 4.30pm – 5.30pm
· Discussion Panel – Sync or Swim: Film/TV Music Placement and Publishing for independent artists
Panelists: Steve Lindsey (lead), Elvera Butler, Rupert Hine, Alan Graham. 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Sunday 15 June:
· Speed Sessions: One-on-one sessions with industry experts. 10.00am – 1.00pm
· A Masterclass with Nigel Grainge: “On the Death of A&R – and on becoming your own A&R (wo) man” 10.30am – 12.30pm
· Learning Room: Gigstarter. 12.00pm – 1.00pm
· Discussion Panel – Internet Platforms: Where’s the money for musicians on the Internet?
Panelists: Rodney Orpheus (lead), Donal Scannell, Kevin Godley, Patrick Geoghegan, Jon Skinner 12.00pm – 1.00pm
· Discussion Panel – Women in Music: A different voice:
Panelists: Carol Keogh (lead), Valerie Francis, Eleanor McEvoy, Rupert Hine, Sulinna Ong 1.00pm – 2.00pm
· Learning Room: Muzu. 1.00pm – 2.00pm
· Discussion Panel – Live/Touring/Busking: Reinventing the tour – performing in the 21st Century
Panelists: Eleanor McEvoy (lead), Larry Hogan, Nick Broad, Una Molloy 2.00pm – 3.00pm
· Learning Room: Whole World Band. 2.00pm – 3.00pm
· Learning Room: TBA. 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Speed Sessions Information:
Speed Sessions are free for all delegates on a first come first serve basis. Please email with “Speed Sessions” in the subject line stating whether you prefer Saturday or Sunday and including your name, one person per email account only.

For Learning Rooms information see

Tickets are priced at €20 (Full ticket price) allow access to both days of the music conference. All the live shows in the Dame District are free to enter. Tickets are on sale now from

Watch the promo video for YouBloom@Dublin 2014 by clicking below.

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