A total of 50 Irish acts will play at Ireland Music Week this October in a series of online showcase events, while international delegates from the music industry will be speaking virtually at the conference.

The festival made the annual call in June for artists to apply, and over 500 acts applied via First Music Contact's platform Breaking Tunes. The acts were chosen independently by international industry professionals.

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Ireland Music Week, which is supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland, and CD Baby, places a strong focus on export-ready artists and the annual event has been a vital step in the development of many successful Irish acts.

Bookers, labels, publishers, managers, agents, and many more international professionals have confirmed to virtually attend the annual showcase and conference.

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The conference will take place across four days, with the music showcases held over three nights - Tuesday, October 5, Wednesday 6, and Thursday 7 from 8pm. The showcases will be filmed in The Grand Social, Dublin.

Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact, says, "Selection for IMW is on most developing artists’ 'to do’ list and brings with it opportunities to develop into international markets and networks.

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"At FMC the artist is central to everything we do, we look forward to supporting the class of 2021 in as many ways as we can and give them the same international opportunities as artists have had before the pandemic".

The line-up for Ireland Music Week is: Adam Garrett, Aonair, B4bzy, Bicurious, Black Pope, Bobbi Arlo, Cable Boy, CHERYM, Chris Conroy, Christian Cohle, Christian Wethered, Citrus Fresh, Cooks But We're Chefs, D. McCabe, Dea Matrona, Dyvr, Emileo, Emma Langford, FYA FOX, J Smith, Joel Harkin, KEHLI, Lauren Ann, Loraine Club, Lowli, May Rosa, M(h)aol, Maria Kelly, Míde Houlihan, Mount Palomar, Niamh Regan, Odd Morris, Pastiche, Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra, Pretty Happy, Rachel Grace, Rebecca Locke, Reuben Hester, Slaney, SPRINTS, The Love Buzz, The Nation Mourns, The Zen Arcade, Tolü Makay, Tomike, Tung in Cheek, TV People, Twin Diver, Will Troy, Xona.