Details announced for HWCH’s free music convention

Taking place from 01-03 October at NDRC. Professionals from the global music industry will be taking part in the convention discussing the opportunities and challenges for artists creating and performing music in 2015.

HWCH Convention 2015 features strategists, A&R execs, festival bookers, agents, retailers, journalists and some Irish artists. There will be panels, workshops and networking speed sessions across three rooms in NDRC over three days.

Highlights of the Convention include:

Who to impress in the media with Jessica Hopper, Senior editor of Pitchfork and author of the critically acclaimed “The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic” & more. Festival bookers, Record labels, A&R, Journalists & retailers a plenty.

Workshop highlights include:

How to Make a Great Music Video with Brendan Canty, Director of Hozier’s VMA nominated Take Me To Church video.

Also attending from the US is Hugh McIntyre who covers the music industry, from tech to charts, for Forbes Magazine. He also freelances as a pop music critic for media outlets such as Mashable, Noisey, MTV and Huffington Post, among others.

Our view from the top interview will be with Rob Hall, who spent 10 years as president of international touring at AEG Live and worked on tours with Leonard Cohen, Prince, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Usher and dozens more. Before that, he was a booking agent, a recording studio boss and director of Marshall Arts and the Mean Fiddler.

Journalist and producer Jim Carroll is the main Convention Moderator. Jim has written for The Irish Times since 2000 and blogged for the newspaper at On the Record since 2007. He produces and hosts the Banter series of public talks and is a regular contributor to RTE Radio.

Supported by HMV Ireland, The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the HWCH Convention 2015 is free to attend. Full schedule and line up available on their website here.

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