Jim Carroll

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The lowdown on Hard Working Class Heroes Convention 2012

Aside from the bands playing this year’s 10th birthday edition of Hard Working Class Heroes from October 4 to 6 (you’ll find the full list here) and all the other live music sideshows and roundabouts to be announced, we’d also …

Wed, Sep 12, 2012, 14:15

   

Aside from the bands playing this year’s 10th birthday edition of Hard Working Class Heroes from October 4 to 6 (you’ll find the full list here) and all the other live music sideshows and roundabouts to be announced, we’d also live to point you towards HWCH Convention. This is the annual series of panels and workshops which (DOI incoming) I’ve had a hand again in putting together. The convention events take place in either the Button Factory or Filmbase in Temple Bar over the course of HWCH and admission to all of these is free.

Because it’s HWCH’s 10th birthday, the loose theme for the convention will be “10 years on, what have we learned?” It’s been an eventful decade for all of those involved in the music business home and away and it’s time to find out what we have learned from all those ups and downs, and especially from the conversations, panels and workshops held at HWCH over the last couple of years.

There are two seperate stands to HWCH Convention. The first are the panels which will see us talking to managers, agents, branding experts and music tech folks about what they’ve learned and what they’re still finding out. We’re going to find out about how they’ve dealt with disruption, what they see coming down the tracks and why they still do what they’re doing.

Then, there’s Bandtips, a series of informal conversations where a bunch of radio programmers, internatonal festival bookers and music bloggers will (hopefully) provide plenty of do’s and don’ts for bands at every stage of their career inbetween the (occasionally slanderous) anecdotes.

Full details on times, dates and speakers here. Expect more updates on speakers before HWCH kicks off on October 4.

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