Friday 11 June 2010, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, 9.00-17.30


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With access to music now just a click away for most of us, very few of the tried and tested ways of accessing music remain unchanged. Can we, or should we, attempt to predict the future? Have we even begun to deal with the present yet?

This major conference brings together high-level international speakers to explore and debate issues around the meaning of digital culture; how it impacts on the creator and the performer; and the implications for copyright in a world which has come to expect music to be free.

Who should attend?

Creative artists and organisations engaged in any area of composition, performance, publishing or distribution across all forms of music in Ireland.


  • Ms Mary Hanafin, TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport
    Official opening
  • Prof Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, University of Limerick, Ireland, and CMC Board
    Keynote address
  • Gerd Leonhard, MediaFuturist and Author, Switzerland
    The Future of Music: Mobile, Video, Social, and...Paid?
  • Andrew Dubber, Reader in Music Industries Innovation, Birmingham City University, Great Britain
    The Future of the Music Business and other Fictions
  • Bill Whelan, Composer, Ireland
    Ireland and the Global Culture Market: A Creator's View

Panel discussion: The Future of Music in Ireland
Lunchtime concert by jazz group Metier
Networking reception sponsored by Culture Ireland with address by Eugene Downes, CEO

Delegate fee (includes buffet lunch): €50; concessions €35. Early bird discount of 10% up to 7 May. A limited number of bursaries are available.

Presented as part of the Annual Conference of The International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)
hosted by CMC.

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