Dr. Michael Murphy, IADT lecturer + music industry expert, talks to Dublin City FM
He identifies dynamic entrepreneurs in the scene and argues that successful artists are often entrepreneurs themselves.
In the first part of this feature we learn more about Ireland's live music industry which is now a global powerhouse. Here, Michael discusses how entrepreneurs, including Paul Charles, transformed Ireland's music industry from a neglected backwater into that powerhouse.
Michael has spent the past decade studying and analysing the Irish music industry. He recently completed a PhD in Trinity College Dublin.
In his thesis he documented the significant, and under acknowledged, entrepreneurs in Ireland's music industry from 1910 to 1985.
Dr. Michael Murphy is a lecturer in the Department of Humanities + Arts Management, Entrepreneurship. He has expertise in the areas Music Industry, Sociology, Management and Communications.
In the second part of this feature Denis Goodbody of Dublin City FM asks Dr. Michael Murphy;
How does the music industry work? How do new artists get ‘discovered’? What does it take to be successful in the music industry?
We also hear the incredible story of Jeff Buckley coming to Ireland to play his first gig outside of America, all thanks to Michael.
Live music is in the news. It is a hot topic, as the recent debate about U2 tickets being sold at huge prices after being ‘sold out’ on official ticket selling sties proves. It is clear that live music matters to people in Ireland. In their forthcoming book: In Concert: Favourite Gigs of Ireland’s Music Community, Niall McGuirk and Michael Murphy collected stories and memories from over one hundred members of Ireland’s music community.
In the third part of this interview Denis Goodbody included some of the memories of great gigs in his show.
Here you can listen to musicians and writers recalling concerts by:
Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher + Leonard Cohen to name just a few.