22 episodes

The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today.

The Irish Music Industry Podcast Mark Graham

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The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today.

    Shaolin Punk

    Shaolin Punk

    Michael Murphy fell into the music industry by accident, eventually finding himself working in the multimillion dollar music mayhem of 90’s Manhattan. Michael worked A&R for several labels, he toured with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, he brought Jeff Buckley to Ireland for his first gig outside New York, and all the time his punk leanings had him kicking against the behaviour and beliefs he saw around him. Dr. Michael Murphy is now a lecturer in the Institute of Art Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Few Sandwiches Short of a Picnic

    A Few Sandwiches Short of a Picnic

    343 bands entered 2FM's 'Play The Picnic' competition in 2018. Many of the 10 winning acts were never played on 2FM. The two acts that topped the text vote didn't receive the studio sessions set out in the terms and conditions of the competition. 

    This week's episode looks at the support 2FM affords to young independent Irish bands through the lens of the 'Play The Picnic' competition. It's not a rose tinted lens. Guests are 2FM's Head of Music Alan Swan and competition finalists Exiles & Electric Shore

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Don't Be a Dick (especially to sound engineers)

    Don't Be a Dick (especially to sound engineers)

    Jinx Lennon tackles subjects in songs like Peter Stringer used to tackle All Blacks; fearlessly, ferociously, skilfully, with a mesmerising intensity and a seeming disregard for his own well-being. We talk about family life, gigging with Christy Moore and speaking your truth.

    Gugai McNamara is booker and part owner of The Roisin Dubh Galway, he owns and runs Strange Brew Records, he manages acts, he books acts for Galway Arts Festival, he makes the Strange Brew Radio Show and he designs socks.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Improvising (aka Making It Up As We Go Along)

    Improvising (aka Making It Up As We Go Along)

    Kieran McGuinnes writes songs, plays guitar and sings with  award winning band Delerentos. He also teaches Live Performance and Song Writing in BIMM Dublin and he presents The Nova Guestlist on Radio Nova every Sunday night.

    Matthew Jacobson is a drummer, band leader & composer. He teaches on DCU’s BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music performance Course, he’s co-director of Diatribe Records and he’s currently at the business end of his PhD studies.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sound Advice for Sound Heads

    Sound Advice for Sound Heads

    Chloe Nagle earned her stripes as a sound engineer in Cork’s legendary Lobby Bar. She's worked The Royal Albert Hall, is resident engineer for Other Voices, and teaches on the Music, Management and Sound Course at CSN College of Further Education in Cork. 

    TPM are the finest rap duo Dundalk has ever produced. Mr. Not Well and The Calpol King (aka Charles and Andrew Hendy) discuss Joe Duffy’s penis, their healthy disrespect for authority and even one or two music industry related subjects. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Pushing The Envelope

    Pushing The Envelope

    Nialler9 made a name for himself as a music blogger, but he’s gone on to become a DJ, a music supervisor, a band manager, journalist and a curator of club nights and events. Niall is what you might call a music mogul.

    Post Punk Podge strikes a unique figure on stage, wielding a fiddle, declaring his thoughts, wearing only runners, Bermuda shorts and a large envelope over his head, while tossing fake money and diplomas for f*g rolling into the audience. Podge speaks honestly and openly at all times. 

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

Duo-Tingo! ,

Very informative

An excellent podcast to listen to if you are an aspiring musician, or if you want to learn more about the music industry overall. Mark is an excellent interviewer and the podcast is very well formatted and put together. Keep up the great work!

Trckwhr ,

Deadly

It’s been fantastic so far. I enjoy that there are 2 different interviews each week. And it really does give you an insight to all aspects of our music industry. I look forward to many more.

lostinkerry ,

Great podcast! Looking forward to more!

Great insight into the music industry. A must listen for any Irish music fan.

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