It was announced by Music Network who administer the Music Capital Scheme that €245,500 will be available to the fund this year for musicians. The Music Capital Scheme, established by the Arts Council, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and managed by Music Network, comprises two distinct awards that… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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The Galway Jazz Festival has been running for 12 years now and in 2016, the organisers Ciaran Ryan and Matthew Berrill talked to the artists about their chosen field of jazz and improvised music. What they heard from visiting musicians was a lack of support and opportunity for performances outside Dublin and specifically, the lack… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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It was announced today by Music Network who administer the Music Capital Scheme that €210,000 will be available to the fund this year for musicians. The Music Capital Scheme, established by the Arts Council, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and managed by Music Network, comprises two distinct awards… Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2016

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Back in November, I posted the results of Music Network’s Recording Scheme and the subsequent post raised issues about the operation, weighted panel and overall transparency of the scheme, leading to further pieces from the Irish Times and The Sunday Times. In the aftermath of that scheme, Music Network says the the Music Capital Scheme… Read more »

Posted on January 14th, 2014

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Last week, I wrote a contentious post which criticised Music Network for how it runs its Music Recording Scheme, because its panel included a member who had ties with a winning applicant and because of the perception of unfair weighting towards the contemporary and classical world in its panel selection. Music Network have issued a… Read more »

Posted on November 13th, 2013

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Update 2: Music Network have issued a statement in response to below. Update: Please read the following post understanding that my intentions here are to highlight that Music Network’s Recording Scheme’s process in selecting applicants leaves a lot to be desired and this post is not an attack on the competency and abilities of the… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2013

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