- 11 Jul 19
New support for Irish musicians
The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is partnering up with 'Music From Ireland' to support Irish Musicians attending international events. 'Music From Ireland' is an initiative that already promotes the artists internationally.
Through the new partnership, Irish musicians will get supported financially and on the ground at international events, receiving help for promotional campaigns and travelling. As a reaction to the massive global success of artists like Hozier, Dermot Kennedy and more, it will make it easier for future acts to get a foothold in the international music market.
Speaking about the news, Chair of IMRO, singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy said, “Vibrant, innovative and internationally-respected music initiatives are a key component of the strategy to promote Irish music on the global stage and to boost music export revenues for music creators. Music From Ireland provides a vital platform for Irish music creators, helping them to capitalise on a host of export and cultural opportunities in the international marketplace. IMRO is delighted to play its part in assisting leading musical talent from Ireland realise their creative and career goals internationally.”
Angela Dorgan, Director of First Music Contact added “The Music From Ireland brand is now synonymous with global success as a result of the investment, time and great talent from Ireland over the past 14 years, with artists such as Hozier, Villagers, Picture This, Soak, Dermot Kennedy, Gavin James, Saint Sister, and most recently Fontaines D.C. among the hundreds of artists supported though the initiative. With Culture Ireland funding we have been able to grow the global footprint of Irish music for over a decade. With this new investment from IMRO, we will take our place among the strongest markets and grow new markets for our emerging creative talent.”