- 04 Nov 19
The panel discussion also includes live performances by Gráinne Hunt and Ailbhe Reddy.
DIY platform SelfMade have announced their next event, Going Live: On Stage and On the Road. The panel discussion will take place on November 29 at IMRO and will revolve around navigating the live music scene, from advice about performance nerves to the practicalities of getting on the road.
The event will bring together new and seasoned musicians and live music experts to discuss the steps of building a live profile and how the live scene has impacted their careers. Hosted by Úna Molloy, the panel features ÆMAK, Ailbhe Reddy, Gráinne Hunt and Mango Dassler.
These four artists will look at some of the fundamental questions about building a live music presence: What do promoters expect when they hear from a new artist? How does your live activity help to strengthen your releases? What is the role of an agent? What are the practicalities of applying for festivals and booking your first tour? What have you learned, loved and hated in your years on the live scene? This discussion aims to give new artists genuine advice on how to self-manage their booking and live promotion, how to plan and budget for their first tour, and looking ahead to build a team around their live-project.
The main discussion will be wrapped up with a Q&A with the audience. Following the SelfMade format, the event will open and close with live, stripped back performances – from Gráinne Hunt and Ailbhe Reddy.
SelfMade is a platform to explore DIY music in Ireland through performance, discussion, and art, with a strong
focus on women in music. Their goal is to celebrate the work of DIY musicians and to create a supportive space to explore the realities of getting a music career off the ground. It's organised independently by artist, Joanna Bain, and musician/label coordinator, Julie Hough (HAVVK, Veta Records) in collaboration with a collective of Irish musicians.