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Bands:hwch2010.eps

At Last An Atlas
Autumn Owls
Awake Young Soldiers
Axis Of
Bantum
Biggles Flys Again
Bitches With Wolves
Blasterbra
Bouts
Cast Of Cheers
Cfit
Cloud Castle Lake
Colenso Parade
Conor Mason
Conor Walsh
Creatures
Dark Room Notes
Datadrip
Deaf Joe
Electric Penguins
EleventyFour
Enemies
Escape Act
Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters
Friend?
Funeral Suits
Funzo
Futures Apart
GMC
Goatboy
Grand Pocket Orcherstra
Hal
Hellfire Cub
HERM
Hired Hands
Holy Innocents
House of Dolls
Ivan St John
Jefl & Hyde
Jennifer Evans
Jogging
John Shelly and the Creatures
Junior 85
Keith Mullins
Kid Karate
Kill Krinkle Club
LaFaro
Le Galaxie
Leaflog
Liz Is Evil
Lost Chord
Miracle Bell
MO-T/
Mrs Healy’s First Class Choir
New Amusement
Norabelle
Nouveaunoise
Our Little Secrets
Pearse McGloughlin
Pio
Percolator
Planet Parade
RSAG
Scared Animals
Sleep Thieves
Slumberjet
Sounds of System Breakdown
Squarehead
Strait Laces
Super Extra Bonus Party
Sweet Jane
Talulah Does The Hula
The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
The Capitals
The Crayon Set
The Dead Flags
The Depravations
The Dirty 9s
The Eulogys
The Evening Watch
The Gorgeous Colours
The Holy Roman Army
The Loafing Heroes
The Lost Brothers
The Minutes
The obcd
The Q
Tiny Magnetic Pets
Toy Soldier
Trophy Boyfriend
Valerie Francis
Verona Riots /Vickers Vimy
We Are Losers
We Cut Corners
We Should Be Dead
Windings
Yeh Deadlies
Yes Cadets
Zealots

Industry:

Industry:

Alexis Vokos / Delphi / MMF Ireland

Alison Curtis / Todayfm

Barry O Donoghue / Sony Music

Ben Leahy / Playrite Music

Cameron Wright / Canadian Music Week

Cathal Funge / Phantom

Cillian Stewart / Castlepalooza

David Summers / BSM

Dylan Haskins / Exchange Dublin

Feidhlim Byrne / Neilson Music Control

Gill Mills / Myspace radio

Harry Martin / Domino

Ian Wilson / 2FM

Jack Pop / Alcopop Records

Javier Lopez / Midem

Jenny Huston / 2fm

Jim Lawless / Management (The Coronas)

Jon Mcildowie / MAMA / The Great Escape

Kat Morris / The Great escape

Keith Johnson / IMRO

Kevin Douch / BSM

Larry Mills / Pump Audio

Laura London / Tedra

Marigny Lee / Summerstage

Michael Roe / Richter Collective

Mumblin Deaf Ro / Artist

Niall Byrne / Nialler 9

Nick Robinson / Kobalt Music

Pat Riley / Domino Records

Paul Barton / Pledge

Phil Udell / State.ie

Safta Jaffery / Taste Music

Sophie Gorman / Irish Independent

Toby L / Transgressive Records

Una Johnston / SXSW

Una Mullally / The Tribune

Xavier Guasch / Primavera Sound

 

HWCH Industry Conference 2010 will challenge & engage anyone with a stake in the future of music, Jim Carroll (OTR / The Irish Times) has summed it up below.

Speed sessions & opportunites to meet the industry will take place Friday 8th & Saturday 9th in the Button Factory from 10.30AM to 1PM. Information on the panels are outlined below. More information on all panelists & other industry to follow.

HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES INDUSTRY PANELS / 2010

Welcome to the future…

 

Folks, it’s time to forget the past. Forget those old battles, those ancient debates, those hoary arguments which go round and round and round like the wheels on the 15A bus and, unlike that particular Dublin Bus route, don’t

really get you anywhere.That was then, this is now and, at HWCH ‘10, it’s about what comes next.We know record labels are in a shocking state. We know that the live music sector is not all it’s cracked up to be for new acts. We know that everything is not in its right place and that everything you know is wrong.But no-one has taken the ball off the pitch and gone home with it. We’re still here. You’re still here. People are still having the crack making music. People are still clamouring to hear music. People are still seeking out new music, new bands, new names, new sounds. All involved are still excited, engaged, curious, determined, ambitious, enthusiastic.Yes, the future is unplanned and kind of scary and a bit of a blur, but we’re all adults, right? We can do this. At HWCH’10, a number of panels will provide some rough sketches as to how it might all pan out. They might be right, they might be wrong, but they will be looking forward.Like we said, welcome to the future. Jetpacks welcome. Jim Carroll / On The Record

 

 

FUNDING Friday 8th October / Button Factory / 2pm

 

The pitch: Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a band would sign a colossal major label record deal, release five records, marry supermodels, sell out Croke Park, fight a cocaine addition, divorce the supermodels, sue their

accountant and live happily ever after.In 2010, though, any new band dreaming that dream needs a bit of a reality check. While most of the above may still apply, it sure doesn’t always begin with a major record deal.

 

Instead of relying on label deals, canny acts and music-makers have to look elsewhere for the cash it takes to keep the show on the road. Our funding panel dig deep to see where the cash for tomorrow’s acts is going to come from and how you can get a slice of the action.

 

 

Speakers:

Toby L (Transgressive Records)

Paul Barton (Pledge)

Safta Jeffery (Taste Music)

Kat Morris (The Great Escape)

 

 

FANS, Friday 8th October / Button Factory / 3.30pm

 

The pitch: Meet your new best pals. No, they are not the bane of your life. No, they are not stalkers. No, they are not fickle fair-weather friends (that would be the bloggers who think they’re writing for the NME).In Music Industry 6.0, adding fans to your cause is the second most important marketing activity of all. The most important activity? That’s keeping them on side. And yes, this involves Twitter, Facebook, Breaking Tunes, MySpace and whatever other social media networking site is currently on-trend.

 

Our panel look at the who, why, how, where and when of making fans and influencing people.

 

 

Speakers:

Laura Seach (Tedra)

Pat Riley (Domino Records, US)

Gill Mills (MySpace Radio)

Jim Lawless (The Coronas)

 

 

FAME Saturday 9th October / The Button Factory / 2pm

 

The pitch: Playing the fame game in 2010 provokes a lot of questions. Is word of mouth better than getting your tune played on the radio? Where do those music blogs firing out MP3s actually rate on people’s radars? Where do live music

promoters go to filter new acts? Does anyone read album reviews any more? Scratch that, does anyone buy records based on reviews? Is becoming famous really this difficult? Is becoming famous even worth it? Hell, am I more likely to become famous for a smart-ass tweet involving a cat, a hamburger and Justin Bieber?Our panelists may provide some of the answers as they chew the cud about how a band can go from zeros to heroes using old media, new media and assorted forms of media which have yet to be invented.

 

Speakers:

Marigny Lee (Summerstage, New York)

Sophie Gorman (Irish Independent – Day & Night editor)

Dylan Haskins (The Exchange)

Michael Roe (Richter Collective)

 

 

FUTUREGAZING Saturday 9th October / Button Factory / 3.30pm

 

The pitch:

 

In conjunction with the On The Record blog in The Irish Times, we’ve invited a number of interested parties to come along and talk about what they think the music business will look like in 2020. As simple and straightforward as that. Futuregazing on a Saturday afternoon. Bring your own crystal ball.

 

Speakers:

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro (Artist)

Trevor O’ Shea (Bodytonic)

Ian Wilson (2fm)

Xavier Guasch (Primavera Sound)