First Music Contact is the leading national music organisation for resourcing popular musicians and the independent music sector in Ireland. They deliver projects at key stages of an artists’ development, helping them develop real careers.   This new project, in association with Clare Arts Office, aims to develop a way of offering equal access to professional development services to musicians in Clare as well as developing a framework for supporting artists locally.

This is a musician-first project in which we consulted with musicians locally as we wanted to find out what they need to get their music career off the ground or to take the next step – what are the practical things they need and what kind of advice they are after.

Having analysed the results of this survey we have designed professional development panels based on what you’ve asked us for.


Claire Beck, Todayfm

Liza Geddes, Recode Publicity

Niall Byrne

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