Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Introducing: Music 3.0

First, the preamble. Around two months ago, I ran a couple of posts here which unintentionally had the same theme. This one about innovation in the live music business, this one about Irish music radio and this one about the …

Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 10:41

   

First, the preamble. Around two months ago, I ran a couple of posts here which unintentionally had the same theme. This one about innovation in the live music business, this one about Irish music radio and this one about the Dancing About Architecture journalism course were about the DIY ethic which has been a bit of a theme here over the years. Long before the tech industry introduced the notion of disruption (or constructive disruption as I’ve heard someone describe it), DIY activists have been showing that you don’t have to rely on other people or vested interests when you have the power to do it yourself.

On the back of these posts and the reaction they received here and elsewhere, Angela Dorgan from First Music Contact got in touch. I work with Angela on the convention side of Hard Working Class Heroes, while FMC are also behind Breaking Tunes and Music From Ireland. We’d a long conversation about the posts, the reaction, some ideas about non-education education (especially the New York-based General Assembly) and some other topics (I think she may have mentioned Jimmy Barry-Murphy).

What came out of that and subsequent chats is this: Music 3.0, a week of finding out what people who have innovative ideas or even just the stirrings of innovative ideas about the music business can learn from people who operate in other sectors and who deal with ideas, technology and innovation every single working day.

We’re now looking for participants to sign up for this pilot scheme which will take place in The Lab (Foley St., Dublin 1) from May 21 to 26. Over the course of four evenings (Monday to Thursday, 6-8pm), we’ll have a great bunch of speakers, most of whom have absolutely nothing to do with the music business, talking about themselves, what they do and innovation. On Saturday May 26, we’ll host the Music 3.0 Hack Day.

Interested? Have a read of the full details here to see if this is for you, download the application form, fill it out, send it back by Wednesday May 2 and we’ll get back to the successful applicants ASAP.