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13 Maud in Cahoots
Acrobat Me Auld Flower
AikJ Mere Moths
Ailbhe Reddy Miles Graham
Anderson MKAI
Arborist Mongoose
Atlas Moon moossmann
Bad Sea My Tribe Your Tribe
Bagels Nature
Basciville Neon Atlas
Benihana New Pope
Best Boy Grip New Valley Wolves
Bitch Falcon Nocturnes
Buffalo Sunn Not Monsters
Buffalo Woman Oh Boland
Callum Orr PALE RIVERS
Carriages Participant
Cfit Patrick Freeman
Color//Sound Pine ¶he Pilcrow
Comrade Hat Pleasure Beach
Corner Boy PLUTONIC DUST
Cult Called Man PolyGlove
Darling PORTS
Dear Desert Pranks
discopunks ProFound
DVO Marvell Róisín O
Elastic Sleep Rusangano Family
Electro Sensitive Behaviour S I S T E R S
Elephant Saint Sister
Elm Samyel
Everything Shook Silences
EXPLODING EYES Sinéad White
Fergal O’Connor Slow Skies
Florence Olivier SlowPlace LikeHome
Frankenstein Bolts Staring At Lakes
Half Of Me STAY GOLD
Hare Squead Strength
HAWK Talos
Heroes in Hiding TELL NO FOXX
Hot Cops The Altered Hours
I Have A Tribe The CEO Experiment
Inni-K The Fontaines
Jennifer Evans The Journals
Johnny Stewart The Man Whom
Joni The Soft Look
Katie Laffan Third Smoke
Kobina This Other Kingdom
Lie Ins Tiz McNamara
Lilla Vargen We Raise Bears
LORIS We, the Oceanographers
Maija Sofia Zaska

Friday 2nd October

 

 

   

NDRC ANNEX

Pitch Room

Rainsford Room

Sugar Room

               
10.30 – 13.00 Speed Sessions            
Book one of 25 places to have speed dates with all delegates attending HWCH 2015. This is your chance to meet the bookers, agents, managers, bloggers and industry professionals from at home and abroad. You get ten minutes to pitch your band /company, a whistle blows and you move on to the next delegate. Spaces are limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis email industry@hwch.net to book a space.      
               
               
       
               
14.00 – 15.00 Panel 1 : Show me the Money      14.00 – 16.00 Mapping Popular music in Dublin    
The Wu-Tang Clan got it spot on: cash rules everything around me. All acts will require some semblance of finance at one stage of their career or another. There’s still some money to be got from labels and publishers, while gigging your ass off up and down the country will also raise a few bob. But there are also a range of governmental sources who can be tapped for euros and they’re the ones we’re interested in here. Just what is the policy when it comes to funding rock’n’roll? Why are bands treated as the poor relations when it comes to public money in Ireland? Speakers: Ciarán Walsh  (Culture Ireland) , Allison Outhit (VP Factor Canada), MarK Crossingham (Universal Ireland, IRMA), John Concannon (Gaisce / 1916)   Drop in workshop https://mappingpopularmusicindublin.wordpress.com  
               
15.15 – 16.15 Panel 2: The Tech Inquisition 14.30 – 15.30 Workshop: How Important is Social Media?        
Meet the music tech moguls because they sure as hell want to meet you. It’s worth remembering that music is as much a part of the equation of tech, yet it often feels as if tech is leading the conversation. Today, we turn the tables and ask our five brave tech superstars a couple of questions, starting with ‘what’s in this for the bands?’ And nope, they can’t spend the time allocated on their elevator pitches or marketing BS. Speakers: First Stage, Cirquit, Beatvyne, Muddy, Press Record  Speakers: Jenny Headen (We Are Redhead), Lucy Blair (Motive Unkown), John McCallion (Warner Music (Consultant)). Chair: John Balfe (HMV)    
               
16.30 – 17.30 Panel 3: The View from the Top         15.40 – 16.40 Workshop: The Man at the Desk
Rob Hallett is a man who knows the music business like the back of his hand. He spent 10 years as president of international touring at AEG Live and worked on tours with Leonard Cohen, Prince, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Usher and dozens more. Before that, he was a booking agent, a recording studio boss and director of Marshall Arts and the Mean Fiddler.This year, Rob announced his new venture Robomagic, which will feature a live promotion company (they’ve already worked with Duran Duran, Sleaford Mods and D’Angelo), talent management and development as Robomagic 360 and a financial side called Robomagic Capital. The company is also involved in the management of the Standon Calling festival.Rob joins us at HWCH Convention to talk about his life in music, his view of the live music business, the potential for disruption in the sector and what he hopes to achieve with Robomagic. Speakers: Rob Hallett     Speakers: Rian Trench, Sean Corcoran, Marc Carolan. Chair: Darragh Nolan
               
               

Saturday 3rd October

 

 

   

NDRC ANNEX

Pitch Room

Rainsford Room

Sugar Room

               
10.30 – 13.00 Speed Sessions            
Book one of 25 places to have speed dates with all delegates attending HWCH 2015. This is your chance to meet the bookers, agents, managers, bloggers and industry professionals from at home and abroad. You get ten minutes to pitch your band /company, a whistle blows and you move on to the next delegate. Spaces are limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis email industry@hwch.net to book a space.      
               
               
       
               
14.00 – 15.00 Panel: The Artists Talk Back  14.30 – 15.30 Workshop: The Return of the Video 14.00 – 16.00 Mapping Popular music in Dublin     
It has become a tradition at HWCH Convention to gather together a bunch of musicians to get them to talk about what’s on their mind. This year, we are joined for our giant therapy session without the large bill at the end of itSpeakers: Lewis Jackson (Enemies), Ollie Murphy (HamsandwicH), Sorcha Brennan (Sleep Thieves), Michael Pope (Le Galaxie).  Speakers: Brendan Canty (Feel Good Lost), Bob Gallagher. Chair: Daniel O’Connor (Irish Times)  Drop in workshop https://mappingpopularmusicindublin.wordpress.com  
               
15.15 – 16.15 Panel: A Dentist, a Vet and an Engineer  walk into a gig            
A dentist, a vet and an engineer guy walk into a gig…There’s one group of people we never hear from at gatherings like this one and that is the music fans who buy the tickets and come to the shows. The music business rarely bothers to get their opinion on the stuff that matters so we decided to do just that at HWCH Convention 2015. As part of our public focus group, we talk to Dermot Ferguson (the dentist), Síomha O ‘Leary(the vet) and Ronan Kearney (the engineer) about how they decide on the bands to check out, where they go to find out about new music, the venues they like, the festivals they rate, what they like about Irish bands and, of course, what they don’t like.      
               
16.30 – 17.30 Panel: Will the last music journalist out please turn off the lights?  15.45 – 16.45   Examining DMDS     15.40 – 16.40 Workshop: Getting out on the road in Ireland
Try to imagine what a remake of Almost Famous would look like in 2015. The days of hacks going on the road with a band for days on end without getting arrested went out with the cassette tape, while no-one is hanging around to read what any music writer has to say about a new album. But we music journalists are hardy beasts and we’re still in the game despite the slings and arrows of Spotify playlists, websites not paying for work and blogs with no critical backbone. We’ve gathered together some music writing types to talk candidly about why they’re still doing what they do and what they reckon is on the way.Speakers: Jessica Hopper (Pitchfork), Hugh McIntyre (Forbes, Noisey, MTV, HP), Dev Sherlock (Hype Machine) Blaithnaid Healy (Mashable) The major labels deliver their promo music to media via professional digital distribution systems. Later this year IASCA the Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, is bringing the the best digital delivery platform in the market to Ireland, but what does it mean for Irish media and Irish artists?Sinead Troy, CEO IASCA explains why we need it, who will benefit, why it won’t replace PR, and how it will help Irish music.Ed Smith, TodayFM & John Barker, 98FM will put the system under the spotlight   Speakers: Joe Kelly (St Lukes Cork) John Hennessy (Seoda Shows) Limerick (Gugai, Roisin Dubh, Galway)  Chair: Jenny Wren

Sunday 4th October,

HWCH Box office, Green Party Pop Up Shop, 90 South Great Georges St.

   
18.00 – 19.00 A conversation with Jessica Hopper
Jessica Hopper is coming to town for Hard Working Class Heroes 2015. The Chicago-based music and culture writer is a senior editor at Pitchfork and editor-in-chief of The Pitchfork Review.Her latest book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic(Featerproof Books), presents a snapshot of her 20 years to date in the critic business with ace pieces on R Kelly, Lana Del Rey and Hole, ruminations on the visceral excitement of riot grrrl and a poke around the emo movement’s problem with women. In our book, she really is one of the finest writers in the game – and she’s also got a hell of a lot of powerful, passionate good sense to make about sexism in the music business, as this recent hugely acclaimed keynote from the BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane shows.Aside from her appearance on a panel about music journalism at HWCH Convention on Saturday October 3, Jessica will also be taking part in an one-on-one Banter conversation with Jim Carroll, as well as reading from her recent book, at the HWCH Box office, Green Party Pop Up Shop, 90 South Great Georges St., Dublin 2 on Sunday October 4. Doors for this all-ages event open at 5.30pm and the interview kicks off at 6pm. Admission is free, but is on a strictly first come first served basis.

Irish and International Industry Panelists

ADAM RYAN The Great Escape
ALLISON OUTHIT Factor
BEATVYNE Beatvyne
BLATHNAID HEALEY Mashable
BOB GALLAGHER Filmaker
BRENDAN CANTY Feel Good Lost
CAMERON WRIGHT Showcase Booker CMW
CIRQUIT Cirquit
DANIEL O’CONNOR Irish Times
DARRAGH NOLAN Hard Working Class Heroes
DERMOT FERGUSON  
DEV SHERLOCK Hype Machine
ED SMITH Today FM
ELINORE GILES Jigsaw Management
EVE FAIRLEY Kobalt Music Publishing
FIRST STAGE First Stage
GUGAI Roisin Dubh
HUGH MCINTYRE Forbes Magazine
JANKE BRANDS Eurosonic
JASON EDWARDS Coda Agency
JENNY HEADEN We Are Red Head
JENNY WREN Body and Soul
JESSICA HOPPER Pitchfork
JOE KELLY St Lukes Church Cork
JOHN BALFE HMV
JOHN BARKER 98FM
JOHN HENNESSY Seoda Shows
JOHN MCCALLION Warner Music (consultant)
JOSH DALTON Crack in the Road
LEWIS JACKSON Enemies
LIZZY NEWTON SXSW
LUCY BLAIR Motive Unknown
MARK CROSSINGHAM UNIVERSAL IRELAND
MARC CAROLAN  
MARK GARTENBERG MG Limited
MARKELL CASEY Virgin EMI
MICHAEL POPE Le Galaxie
MUDDY Muddy
NICHOLAS HOLROYD Primary Agency
OLLIE MURPHY Hand Sandwich
PAUL JONES Rough Trade Records
PRESS RECORD Press Record
RIAN TRENCH Producer
ROB HALLET Robomagic
RONAN KEARNEY Engineer
SEAN CORCORAN SEAN CORCORAN
SINEAD TROY IASCA
SORCHA BRENNAN Sleep Thieves
STEVE FARRIS Polar Patrol
TRACY MANN MG Limited

   

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