Youbloom Festival – June 13th – 15th


Details of this years Youbloom Festival have just arrived and there’s plenty for everyone, as you would expect. The music seminar that will run in the Royal College of Surgeons is one of the most exciting events, and this year Alan McGee (Creation Records) is the main event! He’ll be interviewed by Neil McCormack at 2PM on June 14. For those who don’t know the man, he has plenty to say, so not to be missed! Full details are below.


Global Music Village to Offer Music Conferences, Education and Live Gigs

Running from 13th – 15th June 2014

youbloom, the global music village, has announced details of its music conferences taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons. Returning to Dublin for three days from 13th-15th June 2014, youbloom@Dublin incorporates both music conferences offering a chance to learn from and network with industry professionals and live gigs to showcase emerging talent. The event’s ambassadors include Bob Geldof, Eleanor McEvoy and Colm O’Snodaigh (KILA), who join an international collective of musicians, fans and industry professionals whose mission is to ensure every aspiring artist has the skills needed to make it in the music industry.

youbloom@Dublin will be hosting the music conference on Saturday and Sunday, June 14/15 in the Royal College of Surgeons in the heart of Dublin city centre. They aim to educate up and coming artists, giving them the vital information and tips required to succeed in the music business learning from industry professionals hoping to impart their knowledge. On Saturday keynote speaker Alan McGee (Creation Records, Manager Oasis, Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain) will be joined by Neil McCormick (author, music critic) for a Q&A, while other leading speakers across the weekend include Nigel Grainge (Ensign Records), Rupert Hine (Producer), Alex Von Soos (Producer), Elvera Butler (Reekus Records), Donal Scanell (GigStarter), Nick Broad (The Busking Project), Carol Keogh (Artist) and Lindsay Read (Factory Records).

youbloom@Dublin live shows will be occupying the vibrant Dame District for three nights with up to 100 bands from around the world set to perform. Last year’s festival saw 350 artist applications from over 20 countries resulting in 90 bands from 11 countries performing live in Dublin. This year’s successful emerging acts from across the globe will be selected by Nigel Grainge and Lindsay Reade to perform over three nights in Dublin. Grainge was the A&R legend responsible for successful signings such as Thin Lizzy, Boomtown Rats, Sinead O’Connor, Waterboys, Steve Miller Band, 10cc and World Party while Reade co-founded Factory Records alongside Tony Wilson, the home of acts such as Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and OMD.

youbloom@Dublin is in association with DUBLINTOWN.ie and supported by DCC and Music Maker.

Ticket Information:

Tickets priced €16 (until 30 April) and €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 Entertainment.ie: e1.ie/2fhh
For more information on youbloom@Dublin
Website: http://www.youbloom.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/youbloom

RCSI Music Conference Details:

Saturday 14 June

· Speed Sessions 10.00am to 1.00pm

· Industry Panel: The €100,000 Fanbase – finding and monetizing a core niche audience 1.00pm – 2.00pm

· Alan McGee keynote speech with Q&A by Neil McCormick 2.00pm

· Industry Panel: Live/Touring/Busking – Reinventing the tour – performing in the 21st Century 3.00pm – 4.00pm

· Industry Panel: Sync or Swim – film/TV Music Placement and Publishing for independent artists 5.00pm – 6.00pm

· Masterclasses

· Learning Rooms

Sunday 15 June

· Speed sessions 10.00am – 1.00pm

· Industry Panel: Internet Platforms – where’s the money in music streaming? 1.00pm – 2.00pm

· Industry Panel: Women in Music 2.00pm – 3.00pm

· Masterclasses

· Learning Rooms


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