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.

The Clare panel will be a two hour panel

Hour 1: Introduction to the Music Industry and First Music Contact supports for Clare musicians

Hour 2:  A panel on how to reach your audience online as you develop your professional practice

Panel Speakers:

  • Darren Hemmings, Motive Unknown
  • Ceri Dixon, Redlight Management
  • Nathan Sauramba, Waverton Corp

For clarity, if you are a musician from Clare the night to attend both hours of the webinar (5pm – 7pm) is Monday 20th February and for 21st, 22nd and 23rd you can join at 6pm for the other professional development webinars


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