Towards a new record label

As the media resonates with spurious stories about the death of the classical recording indutry here is an interesting opportunity on the website of the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland:

"The Contemporary Music Centre is commissioning a report on the feasibility of setting up an Irish recording label and/or download platform for specialist/non-commercial musics.

In an important initiative to examine the reasons behind the lack of commercially available recordings of new music by Irish composers, the report will look at establishing an Irish recording label to draw together a range of specialist/non-commercial musics (contemporary, early Irish classical, jazz, electronic etc) on one identifiable label or download platform.

With the assistance of funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the study will provide recommendations for the strategic development of such a label, and will also examine effective ways in which existing recordings of Irish music can be best distributed. The study will be carried out during 2007 and a report containing the main findings and recommendations will be published and submitted to the Arts Council for consideration with a view to funding.

An advisory group with representation from the Arts Council, RTÉ and CMC will oversee the research and it is hoped that the input of these organisations will help to identify workable solutions to the issues raised.

CMC now invites tenders from interested parties to carry out the study and full details of the brief are available in the Opportunities section of this site."

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JMW said…
I'd love to have scores of Sean O'Riada. How can one get hold of them?
Niamh said…
The CMC has a collection of scores and recordings by Seán Ó Riada, so if you would simply like to refer to them you're welcome to call in the next time you're in Dublin.

As these works are published, we cannot provide copies of the scores. The publishers are Woodtown Music Publications and Real World Works; contact details are available at

I hope this helps,

Niamh Tumelty, Music Information Officer
Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin

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