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Arts Minister Mary Hanafin will open Contemporary Music Centre’s The Future of Music in the Digital World conference for the music industry on Friday, 11th June, 2010. This major conference brings together high-level international speakers to explore and debate issues: around the meaning of digital culture: how it impacts on the creator and the performer; and the implications for copyright in a world which has come to expect music to be free.

Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mary Hanafin, TD, will perform the official opening.Traditional musician and composer, Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin of the University of Limerick and the CMC Board will give the keynote address. International speakers include: Media Futurist, Musician and Author Gerd Leonhard (Switzerland), Andrew Dubber (New Zealand), Reader in Music Industries Innovation at Birmingham City University and founder of and Composer, Bill Whelan (Ireland), best-known for his award-winning music for the show Riverdance and films such as Some Mother’s Son and Dancing at Lughnasa.
Eve O’Kelly, director of the Contemporary Music Centre, said: ‘Now that we all access music online and listen to it on the move, the music business has changed radically. Anyone who writes or plays music, or works in music management or publishing in this country, needs to rethink how they connect with their audience. After all, music is one of Ireland’s most successful exports into the global market.’
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