Music Cork to bring international focus on Cork city this May

Music Cork

May 10 – 12

Music CorkTaking place over three days in May, Music Cork will create a unique opportunity in Ireland to listen to some of the best industry professionals talk about their work and experiences, see the best new talent perform and enjoy plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and delegates over three days of intimate social gatherings and shows.

Music Cork has already confirmed some great speakers for the event, including one of our Key Note Speakers, Darcus Beese, President of Island Records. In addition to Darcus, the event will also bring together agents of the calibre of Geoff Meall (UTA / Muse), Steve Zapp (ITB / Biffy Clyro) and Josh Javor (X-Ray / Coldplay), alongside people who understand publishing like Martin Toher (B-Unique) and Tommas Arnby (Locomotion).  Some other delegates involved in the three-day event are manager of Kodaline and Stephanie Rainey, Ricardo Zambak,  Adam Barker, Director of Business Affairs for Universal Music UK, Rebecca Allen, Managing Director of Decca and Marc Robinson, Managing Director of Globe. More great industry professionlas of this calibre are being confirmed to join them in May.


Music Cork will be showcasing a small selection of new Irish artists in a series of shows over two days,” said one of Music Cork’s organisers, Jim Lawless, “combining the newest talent and some of the great new acts already emerging from the Irish scene. “We’re also very pleased that Niall Byrne ( is already confirmed to curate one of the lineups.

“We aim to provide an opportunity for some of the best new Irish artists to be seen by the high calibre of international industry professionals attending. It will also be a great opportunity to be showcased as part of an event that will be a new focus for the best of the Music Industry in Ireland.”

In addition to this, there will be opportunities for attendees to network with some of the industry’s top minds on the Music Cork Pub Crawls, at a networking breakfast and during Friday’s Networking Day Trip – more details on these to follow.

Further information and ticket details can be found at

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