Indie Ireland

Duignan, Kym (2019) Indie Ireland. masters thesis, Griffith College.

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Ireland has always been well-known for its talented singers and musicians, in recent years we’ve seen the number of artists here steadily grow with mainstream Irish media actively supporting these artists. This radio documentary examines the growth of independent artists in the Irish music industry. Through interviews with artists and professionals working in the industry, the documentary discovers why artists are choosing to release music independent of major labels, why and how tools like social media and public relations companies are used by these artists and the difficulty of obtaining funding for their work. The documentary also discusses the results of two case studies which were conducted on the Irish Homegrown Top 20 chart and the Breath of Fresh Éire playlist to determine if there is a prominent independent music scene in Ireland presently. Further research could be done on topics highlighted by interviewees in this documentary, such as the lack of independent artists in the charts, the costs involved in being an artist and the support available for artists in Ireland compared to other countries as well as research on the media’s relationship with the Irish music industry.

Item Type: Thesis (masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radio, Independent music, Irish Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications > MA in Journalism & Media Communications
Depositing User: Robert McKenna
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 15:31
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 11:04

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