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Ireland Music Week 2021

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Ireland Music Week is an independent festival & music conference dedicated to showcasing the very best in new Irish music.

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Ireland Music Week is delighted to announce that it will be going ahead with the international facing showcase and conference in October 2021, which will take place from 5th-8th.

As with so many other events, in these COVID19 times, IMW will adapt the festival to suit the restrictions. In order to allow 2021 applicants the best possible opportunity to reach international music industry professionals, IMW will continue to monitor the reopening trials for live music venues and lifting of travel restrictions before making a final decision on whether IMW 2021 will be a virtual, in- person or a hybrid event.

Up to 50 acts will have the chance to play and take part in this internationally-recognised event showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent. Judges will be making their decisions in the coming week and applicants will be informed via email.

For artists of all levels, the conference at the festival will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world.

The conference will continue to include dedicated B2B elements to facilitate the needs of AIM Ireland, along with panels, workshops and one-to-one meetings for the artists with international professionals.

Some of last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include Denise Chaila, Fears, CMAT, Tebi Rex, Dark Tropics, Nealo, Dani Larkin, A. Smyth, Luz, Rachael Lavelle and many more.

Since its inception in 2003, the festival has showcased many of Ireland’s best-known acts including Fontaines DC, David Keenan, Kynsy, Alex Gough, Aoife Nessa Frances, Pillow Queens, THUMPER, Soulé, Daithí, whenyoung, Bitch Falcon, Jafaris, Chasing Abbey, Saint Sister, Wyvern Lingo, Jealous of the Birds, Fangclub, Touts, The Academic, Choice Music Prize winners Rusangano Family, Villagers, 2013's breakthrough act Hozier, along with Girl Band, Jape, The Coronas, Talos, Le Boom, Loah, Soak, Hazey Haze, All Tvvins, Sinead O’ Brien, Æ Mak, Kitt Phillippa, Ailbhe Reddy, MELTS, April, Jyellowl, Somebody’s Child, Junior Brother, and more.

First Music Contact, who run Ireland Music Week work with Irish acts from the very beginning. This annual showcase is an opportunity to offer Irish acts some vital exposure provided by the stellar mix of influential international and Irish delegates. FMC also run Music From Ireland, the Irish music export office.

|| Ireland Music Week is supported by The Arts Council and Culture Ireland ||

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First Music Contact is the Arts Council funded information and advice resource centre for musicians in Ireland. We provide one to one consultancies and planning sessions to artists. FMC also run Music From Ireland, Hard Working Class Heroes festival and Breaking Tunes. 

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