Guess what? We got a competition to get you to spread some creativity, gain some new followers on your instagram and be in with a chance to win a €50 voucher from our pals in Musicmaker. Sounds good dosent it? Well heres how it works....
- Record an original song or cover on your phone we will take either but please make sure to record in landscape mode and check the audio and video quality before sending it.
- This is only open to all young people aged between 12 and 19 years of age.
- At the start of the video make sure to introduce yourself and the track in the video! We want to make sure your talent is clearly shown! No songs with bad language or racist or homophobic material will be accepted.
- Email your video to email@example.com using WeTransfer (http://wetransfer.com/) - The deadline for submissions is Wednesday April 1st so get recording! If you’re on Instagram include a link to your profile in the mail so we can tag you when sharing.
- These videos will be posted to the IYMAs Instagram official_iymas on Thursday the 2nd of April and you have until Sunday the 5th of April to get people liking and commenting on the post with your performance.
- We will announce the winner on our Instagram on Monday the 6th of April and they will be selected based on the post with the most likes and comments and by entering you will get your music out there, maybe get some new followers, and might even brighten someone’s day! Sounds great to us!
Youth Work Irelands Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) programme is currently developing new ways to run the programme online to support young people remotely via our IYMAs hubs throughout Ireland. Our aim is to continue empowering future young musicians and creatives across the island of Ireland by providing them with the opportunity to learn new skills and develop creatively.
To celebrate this and to break the doom and gloom we have released an IYMAs live album. This album is a showcase of the brilliant creativity and talent of young people from across the island of Ireland that we have the pleasure of working with through the programme.
The other good news is that this is a pay what you want release! So that can even be free Any money received will go towards supporting and developing the IYMAs programme and National Day so dig deep if you can and please give the album a share and let’s spread creativity.
Find out more about the IYMAs;
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to return to Croke Park for its all-ages National Day on Saturday May 9th, 2020. Tickets are now on sale and after last year’s event nearly selling out, we advise getting your tickets quickly here!
RTÉ 2FM marked this announcement live on air this morning and to celebrate this we are premiering a video featuring RTÉ Choice Music Prize Nominees Wyvern Lingo and The Academic as well as The Riptide Movement plus many more. This was shot at last years National Day in Croke Park and it will give you a snapshot of what’s on offer to those attending the all-ages event this year.
The IYMAs National Day will feature a large education hub with masterclasses and workshops from some of Ireland’s top industry professionals offering young people an opportunity to learn more about the creative industries and a chance to catch some exclusive performances. The IYMAs marketplace at the event 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 and much more.
The event also will feature performances by young musicians from across the entire island of Ireland aged 12-19, performing across two stages throughout the day, and offers ticket holders and performers access to Ireland’s top music industry personnel. The event also marks the start of Youth Work Ireland week with other events happening across the country
Tickets for the IYMAs National Day are available from Eventbrite here 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 22nd and are available here.
“The IYMAs National Day provides a space for young people to gain access to the music and creative industries in Ireland. It also provides an opportunity to see some great bands that would otherwise not be accessible to young people as our event is all ages. This event ultimately provides a space to have fun, learn and gain access to the creative and music industries and is open to everyone whether you are a performer or not. Over the forthcoming weeks we shall be making more announcements about some of the special guests who will appear at the event and other things we have planned for Croke Park. We recommend following the Irish Youth Music Awards social media channels to keep up to date with this news and to get a ticket quick” said Irish Youth Music Awards Director, Barry Lennon
“We are delighted to be involved with the Irish Youth Music Awards again this year and to have RTÉ 2FM doing an exclusive broadcast live from the event on the day. The IYMAs programme provides an opportunity to nurture young musicians and to offer them access to the creative and music industries and it’s great to see some of those acts now going on to be featured on our schedule through the RTÉ 2FM Rising project that we run. We are very excited to be involved as a media partner with the IYMAs programme” said Director of Music RTÉ 2FM, Alan Swan.
The overall winning region 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 year’s IYMAs album stormed the Irish compilation charts entering at number five. 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, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award, National Lottery and Youth Action Northern Ireland.
For More Information:
Irish Youth Music Awards – Volume 12 Album Launch
Featuring Live performances by all of Team Louth.
Saturday October 19th, 2019
Doors 2pm and it starts shortly after
The Spirit Store
Tickets available - here
Pre-Save or Pre-Order the album - here
Entry to the gig is €3 and you can purchase a copy of the album for €10 on CD.
All CD sales on the day will count towards trying to get the album into the Irish album charts so come show your support!!!!
This album was produced in Sun Studios in Dublin where artists such as U2, The script, Morrissey, Bressie, The Coronas and Kanye West have recorded. The album was then mastered by Richard Dowling in Wav Mastering Limerick Ireland who has worked with David Bowie, The Foo Fighters and Choice Music Winners Soak.
We need your support to try get the album into the Irish charts and we will have copies available on CD on the day to help make this happen so please come along and pick up a copy at the gig and show your support for youth music!
We are very excited to be running a competition with The Riptide Movement as part of the IYMAs on Saturday May 11th in Croke Park and ahead of the release of their new single “I’ll be there” on the 17th of May. This competition is open to all young people who that have purchased a ticket to the IYMAs. You can get tickets at the link here or via Eventbrite to be eligible to enter.
The winners will have the opportunity to hang out with members of The Riptide Movement in a one on one music session aimed at providing feedback on the selected acts music. They will also provide advice on their songwriting process and share their experience of the music industry in Ireland with the selected act.
In addition, the winner will have the opportunity on the day to record a video of a cover song or an original song with the band and the possibility to perform with The Riptide Movement in an upcoming all ages gig during the summer. This will take place after the IYMAs National Day on Saturday May 11th.
How to enter:
All you must do to enter is follow the TRM Instagram account here, pre-save the new single here and post a video on Instagram playing your favourite Riptide movement song using the hashtag #theriptidemovement and tagging @official_iymas
This competition is open till May 11th
The Education Hub will feature workshops and masterclasses throughout the day which attendees can sign up for on a first come first served basis. These will include: Gold selling number one artists The Riptide Movement and Number 1 chart topping artists The Academic, they will both also perform some exclusive tracks. Award winning Director Lochlainn McKenna will be teaming up with music producer Daithí to look at how to make a music video looking at the Inspiration, process & promotion involved. RTÉ 2FM's Mo K and MathMan will host a scratch and DJ workshop. BIMM Institute Dublin will host workshops around performance and songwriting with members of Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow and Heathers plus much more to be announced!
The Irish Youth Music Awards National Day will also feature performances by young musicians aged 12-19, performing across two stages throughout the day and attendees will also be able to visit the IYMAs marketplace which will feature hands on demonstrations and will give attendees the opportunity to learn new skills around the creative and music industry, with BIMM Institute Dublin, Girls Rock Dublin, IMRO and RTÉ 2FM all in attendance with the latter broadcasting live from the event. The marketplace will also have hands on demonstrations and the opportunity for attendees to learn new skills.
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 /drugs 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 29th and are available here
“We are super excited to announce our education hub line up for 2019 and to create a space for young people to get hands on advice, skills and knowledge about the creative and music industries by some of Ireland's best acts. We believe it’s so important to support and develop the music and creative industries in Ireland and provide pathways for our future cultural entrepreneurs to develop. We are honoured to be a part of this through the work we do in our IYMAs hubs across the island of Ireland and at our National Day in Croke Park which is all ages and open to everyone to attend” said Irish Youth Music Awards Director, Barry Lennon.
“The Irish Youth Music Awards programme and National Day is a vital part of RTÉ 2FM’s mission to support young musicians, songwriters and producers by giving them an opportunity to develop their skills and meet industry professionals. We have started to see some acts that have been involved in the IYMAs programme to now be part of RTÉ 2FM’s content” 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.
Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) partners and supporters include The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, RTÉ 2FM, BIMM Institute Dublin, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award, National Lottery and Youth Action Northern Ireland.
Ireland's largest youth music festival - the Irish Youth Music Awards - took place on Saturday April 21st, in Croke Park. The event featured performances by young musicians aged 12-19, performing across two stages throughout the day.
The event marked the 11th year of this amazing event. Over the course of those years we have had the pleasure of working with so many brilliant, talented and creative young people through the IYMA Hubs located in clubs and projects across the entire island of Ireland. As part of the programme we strive to develop progression paths for young people and we reached a massive milestone this year by having our first young people progress from the IYMAs programme to our partner BIMM Institute Dublin where they are going on to study music degrees.
The event also created a space for young people to connect with Ireland’s top music industry personnel at the IYMAs Education Hub via workshops and masterclasses with. These include our newly added workshop with Ruth Medjber of Ruthless Imagery who is just back off tour with indie legends Arcade Fire her CV also includes Metallica, Beyoncé and Green Day. We also had a masterclass by critically acclaimed songwriters Little Green Cars who discussed the song writing process. Award winning director Bob Gallagher gave a masterclass on the do's and don'ts of video making. His CV has included 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 discussed how young musicians can effectively use social media to communicate their message online. RTÉ 2FM hosted 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 worked with attendees to create a band to perform together at the end of the workshop and Createsounds hosted a Ableton live workshop.
The IYMAs marketplace featureed information stands for attendees on the creative and music industries, with BIMM Institute Dublin, IMRO and RTÉ 2FM all in attendance, with DJ Louise McSharry broadcasting live from the event. The marketplace also had hands on demonstrations by Rotor Videos on how to make music videos on a very small budget.
MASSIVE congratulations to Youth Work Ireland Galway band 60 Watt Girl, who were announced as the Irish Youth Music Awards recipient region for 2018. 60 Watt and their team from Galway will now head into a professional recording studio as part of the programme to record an album, as well as doing a recording session in RTÉ 2FM’s legendary Studio 8. PLUS their youth service Youth Work Ireland Galway will receive a full backline provided by Music Maker Dublin.
This year we re-named the song writers award as a tribute to pass recipient Sean Hughes (aka 'Lil Red') who sadly passed away this year. It was a pleasure for us to work with him through the IYMAs programme with his involvement in the IYMAs Hub in Finglas Youth Resource Centre. The 'Lil Red' Song writers award went to Rosie McHugh from YouthAction Northern Ireland.
“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.
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.
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