What a week at Ireland Music Week 2019! We were honoured to be an official sponsor of this fantastic event alongside industry titans like Andrson, CDBaby, Culture Ireland, FMC, AIM, RTE 2FM, IMRO and Arts Council of Ireland.
Launching a brand-new website is stressful! After our two-year labour of love building our brand new website, we went live just 4 days before Ireland Music Week in Dublin. And what a week to launch; conferences, guest speeches, and artist showcases was a prime opportunity to show off and get feedback on all our hard work. With talks from industry leaders such as; Kees Van Weijen from Impala, Almudena Heredro from Primavera Pro, Sarah Besnard from ATC Live and Andrea Madden from Channel 4, we were able to receive extremely positive feedback and interest from some amazing, talented people.
Our company director Loraa White gave a fantastically in-depth and very well received workshop on DIY music video production, attended by independent musicians, labels and artists, who were able to brainstorm with Loraa on how to master their visual marketing. Loraa took questions from the jam-packed room and gave some amazing advice on giving your music a strong visual presence on a budget. We had speed sessions with some of Irelands most exciting emerging artists who loved our idea, we’ve kept contact with them and hope to work with some of them very soon! Here at Budget Music Videos we want to work with the freshest talent and are always on the hunt for new artists to collaborate with.
As a primarily UK based company we are now looking to expand into the vibrant European market, and what better way than through the Irish market – right on our doorstep! (Brexit Klaxon!) It’s an inevitability we have to deal with – once the UK leaves the EU we of course want to keep our diverse global brand strong and we think working with Ireland and their vibrant industry is a no brainer. With great support from Angela Dorgan and First Music Contact, we look forward to doing just that.
Written by: Rob Dyson