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CMU:DIY: Artist:Entrepreneur Day in Belfast this weekend

By | Published on Wednesday 23 January 2019

Duke Special

CMU:DIY is heading to Northern Ireland this weekend with the Featured Artists Coalition for the first 2019 edition of the Artist:Entrepreneur Day, presented in association with Help Musicians NI.

This outing of the FAC’s artist-to-artist education programme will be hosted by artists Jack Gourlay, Lisbee Stainton and Cormac Neeson, who will open up their own artist businesses and explain how they make money, how they agree and manage their song and recording rights, how they get gigs, what social and direct-to-fan channels they use, and what business partners they have on their team.

CMU’s Chris Cooke will deliver five A:E Guides on revenues, rights, gigs, promo and deals, while insights and advice galore will come from a panel of industry experts, including Joe Dougan from Shine, Lyndon Stephens from Champion Sound, Francesca O’Connor from Quiet Arch Records, Charlene Hegarty from Zero Myth, Mark Gordon from Score Draw Music, Levi Deeble from Sentric Music and marketing expert Caroline Fleck.

The day will then conclude with Duke Special in conversation, discussing his career to date and how he has gone about building a business around his music.

All of this takes place at The Sunflower on Union Street in Belfast this Saturday, 26 Jan. There is more info about the day here. Tickets are just £10 and are available here. For information about guest list and group discounts email

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