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Youbloom shares full conference details

Youbloom shares full conference details


youbloom@Dublin, is a  conference-lead music industry festival, returning for its second year, which is happening in Dublin from June 13th – 15th in Royal College of Surgeons, and will also include showcase gigs from 100 Irish and international acts in Dame District over the weekend. The details of the conference part which will feature names like Creation Records’ boss Alan McGee, author Neil McCormick, A&R man/former Ensign Records label head Nigel Grainge, co-founder of Factory Records Lindsay Reade, musician Adrian Crowley and producer Rupert Hine.

There’ll also be speed sessions, masterclasses, panels and learning rooms. Full schedule of conference activities below. For bands, see the list over on the site which is drawn from 11 different countries.

Tickets are €20 for the conferences while the live gigs are free.

Bands include Fox E. And The GoodHands, Death In The Sickroom, Kammerpop, New Secret Weapon and Wyvern Lingo. Host bands listed here are not playing but are hosting a night featuring the others.

I met up with a representative from the festival last week to discuss their vision for the festival. It’s billed as primarily a music conference for aspiring musicians first and foremost. Future plans include taking the festival to places like LA and beyond.

RCSI Music Conference Details:

Saturday 14 June

  • Speed Sessions. One-on-one sessions with industry experts. 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • A Masterclass with Rupert HineThe 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 SoosOne 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

See Also
Ewan McVicar

  • 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[email protected] 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

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