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Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to return to Croke Park for its all ages National Day on Saturday April 21, 2018 with its biggest lineup so far which also marks the launch of Youth Work Ireland week with other activities and events on around Ireland. The Irish Youth Music Awards will feature performances by young musicians aged 12-19, performing across two stages throughout the day and connects ticket holders and performers, with Ireland’s top music industry personnel at the IYMAs Education Hub via workshops and masterclasses with over 100,000 young people participating in the programme to date with the figure growing each year we hope to fill the stadium next year!
The Irish Youth Music Awards Education Hub and marketplace brings together some of Ireland’s top music industry professionals. Those attending Croke Park on the day will have the opportunity to sign up for the Education Hub which will feature masterclasses, workshops in songwriting, music video making and DJ scratching as well as the opportunity to visit and participate in the IYMAs marketplace.
The Education Hub will feature workshops and masterclasses by critically acclaimed songwriters Little Green Cars who will look at songwriting and discuss their processes. Award winning director Bob Gallagher will give a masterclass on the do's and don'ts of video making, with his CV including music videos for Girl Band, James Vincent McMorrow and Lisa Hannigan. Social media music star Orla Gartland whose YouTube channel has over 11.5 million views will discuss how young musicians can effectively use social media to communicate their message online. RTÉ 2FM will host a scratch workshop with DJ Mo-K and DJ Tando who have shared the stage with Rihanna, Akon and Snoop Dogg and BIMM Institute Dublin will work with attendees to create a band to perform together at the end of the workshop and much more.
The IYMAs marketplace will feature information for attendees on the creative and music industries, with BIMM Institute Dublin, IMRO and RTÉ 2FM all in attendance with the latter broadcasting live from the event. The marketplace will also have hands on demonstrations by Rotor Videos on how to make your music videos on a very small budget. We will also have Ableton live demonstrations by CreateSound and lots more.
Tickets for the Irish Youth Music Awards National Day are available from Eventbrite priced €20 excluding booking fee here. The event is an all ages, alcohol free event. Group tickets are also available for youth clubs, projects or schools priced €120 (including booking fee) allowing admission for five young people and two youth leaders or adults on the day. Group tickets must be booked by April 11th and are available here
“A big focus of this years Irish Youth Music Awards National Day is to create a festival for young people to come and learn new skills around the creative and music industries, by getting hands on experience, advice and skills to further support them whether that's in life or playing in a band. We are very excited to reveal the industry professionals who are involved in the education hub and marketplace this year, as well as creating an event to showcase the brilliant up and coming talent from across Ireland all under one roof and at one of Ireland's most iconic venues” said Irish Youth Music Awards Director, Barry Lennon.
“The Irish Youth Music Awards National Day is very important for RTÉ 2FM as an event like this creates a space to support the future generations of Irish musicians, songwriters and producers and gives them an opportunity to meet industry professionals and learn new skills. We are very excited to be involved in the IYMAs Programme as a media partner and to be part of the journey of so many young people from across Ireland and to broadcast live from the event” said Director of Music RTÉ 2FM, Alan Swan.
The overall winner of the Irish Youth Music Awards will win recording time in a professional recording studio, a recording session in RTÉ 2FM’s legendary Studio 8 and a full backline provided by Music Maker Dublin. They will also produce an album of their own original tracks released on physical CD with a professional design. Last years IYMAs album stormed the Irish compilation charts entering at number three. The album will be digitally distributed worldwide through all major outlets including iTunes and Spotify.
IYMAs partners and supporters include The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, RTÉ 2FM, BIMM Institute Dublin, LinkedIn Learning, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award, National Lottery and Youth Action Northern Ireland.
We would like to thank the T-Shirt Company for being supporters of the programme this year and we would recommend them for all your printing needs.
Last year’s album stormed the charts entering at number five! To mark the album launch, we are hosting an all ages concert in Monroe’s in Galway with over ten acts performing on Saturday October 7th with doors at 2pm with more info here.
“It’s been a brilliant year for the Irish Youth Music Awards as we marked our ten-year anniversary and our biggest programme and National Day yet. We are very excited to release IYMAs Volume 10 to mark this milestone as this album is a brilliant testament to the brilliant work of each young person that participated in the programme this year. We are encouraging everyone to pick up a copy of the album by pre-ordering it now on I-Tunes or by buying it during the week of October 6th and 12th so we can get it into the Irish charts and help shine a light on the future of our Irish music industry” said Irish Youth Music Awards Director Barry Lennon
The album release marks the launch of the IYMAs programme in youth clubs and projects across Ireland with regional events being planned now. The Irish Youth Music Awards is a youth music educational programme helping young bands, musicians and young people aged 12-19 to learn new skills within the creative and music industries and acts as a stepping stone between further education or employment opportunities. Aimed at creating teamwork and friendship at local level, the Irish Youth Music Awards also provides first hand work experience for participants in all areas associated with the music business such as PR, stage management, graphic design, photography and creates spaces for acts to perform on a local level through the IYMAs hubs.
Youth Work Ireland Galway are celebrating two in a row at Croke Park as their act Liquid Space were announced as the winning recipient act and region and follow fellow tribesmen JANAJ who won in 2016. Liquid Space, who formed to participate in the IYMAs, and Youth Work Galway have won recording time in a professional recording studio, a recording session in RTÉ 2FM’s legendary Studio 8 and a full backline provided by Music Maker Dublin. They will also produce an album of their own original tracks released on physical CD with a professional design. Last year’s IYMAs album stormed the Irish compilation charts entering at number five.
“We hosted our largest youth music event last Saturday with over forty bands performing across two stages, a large educational hub with music industry professional and a market place to provide young people with information and links to the creative and music industries. To date we have worked with over 80,000 young people from across the entire island of Ireland enough to fill our venue for the day Croke Park. We are going to start planning towards our programme launch this Autumn in the forthcoming weeks as well as our National event for next year and we plan to further expand our educational hub and supports throughout the day making the IYMAs the largest youth music educational event in the country for all those attending” said Irish Youth Music Awards Director Barry Lennon.
Aimed at creating teamwork and friendship at local level, the Irish Youth Music Awards also provides first hand work experience in all areas associated with the music business such as PR, stage management, graphic design, photography and much more. The programme honours the most effective music projects run by groups of young people based on the entire project from the band, to the crew, to the promotion and to the representing bands’ performance at Croke Park.
Having recently crowned winner Mo Adeniran, The Voice UK talent scouts visited the Irish Youth Music Awards in their search for singing talent for their next series. Speaking today, Justin Jeffreys, ITV Publicity Manager for The Voice said: “The event provided a spotlight on the future talented musicians from all across Ireland and was very worthwhile attending as we were impressed by the talent on offer.”
IYMAs partners and supporters include The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, RTÉ 2FM, BIMM Institute Dublin, LinkedIn Learning, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award and Youth Action Northern Ireland and we would like to thank them all!
Thanks to The T-Shirt Company for printing our IYMAs t-shirts.
Jake Mc Ardle – 2015 IYMA’s Awards Recipient Act:
“I entered the IYMA’s in February 2015 little did I know I would be picked as the representing act for Co.Louth. I gained so many qualities throughout my journey. At the national event in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin it was great to see so many young people perform from all over Ireland. I feel the IYMA’s has helped me grow personally and musically. I am honoured to have been involved in a project like this. I would like to give a massive thank you to Youth Work Ireland for giving me this opportunity and supporting me on this journey”
Lucas from The Left Backs – 2014 IYMAs Awards Recipient Act:
“I thought the IYMAs was a really good idea to get young people interested in music. I think the creative element was the best part as you had to write your own music as it’s easier to do a cover than write your own song. The collective around the band on the project was great with the facebook team and the stylist. It was unbelievable to win The IYMAs, we have been in lots of battle of the bands competitions before and this and this is the first music event we won”
Niamh Crowther – 2013 IYMAs Awards Recipient Act:
“I’ve been taking part in The IYMAs since 2011 and have been lucky enough to record on both of the winning Meath team’s albums. The IYMAs are a standalone initiative, it’s all about teamwork rather than winners and losers which is what appealed to me in the first place. The opportunities and experiences I’ve had as a result of The IYMAs were ones that I’ll always remember and be extremely grateful for as they’ve encouraged and aided me in developing as an artist”