Made It is back for 2015 and this time we're poking our noses into the Irish music industry.
How do you go from playing your local pub's open mic night to filling an auditorium and what sets your bedroom DJing apart from the status quo?
We'll be asking some of Ireland's top promoters, managers, performers and journalists about what it takes to stand out in our native music industry and what lies ahead for the future.
MayKay is the lead singer of the band Fight Like Apes who will be attending this year's SXSW festival. Fight Like Apes have previously toured with the likes of Kasabian and The Prodigy and their last album, Whigfield Sextape, was crowdfunded by their fans.
Angela Dorgan is the founder and CEO of First Music Contact (FMC), a free information and advice resource for musicians and the independent music secotor in Ireland. They also run the Hard Working Class Heroes Music Festival and the Music from Ireland project.
Rob Farhat is one half of the founding duo behind Ensemble a music management and promotions company aimed at changing preconceptions around the Irish music industry.
Eoin Cregan is the head booker from Bodytonic, managing events at the Twisted Pepper as well as being responsible for The Beatyard, The Big Grill BBQ and Craft Beer, Dublin City Block Party and Life festivals as well as Bodytonic events at other festivals such as Electric Picnic and Sonar. He has worked with the company since 2003.
Una Mullally is a journalist, broadcaster and author. She is a columnist and arts/features writer for The Irish Times. She presents the alternative music show Ceol ar an Imeall for TG4. Her first book, In The Name Of Love, an oral history of the movement for marriage equality in Ireland is out now.
Elvera Butler is the founder of Reekus Records and has managed acts such as The Blades, Aslan and Buffalo Sunn.
JP Canning is a senior licensing administrator at the Mechanical Copywright Protection Society of Ireland which is part of IMRO. He works in licensing music for television and film purposes.
This month, our venue is the Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street. We kick off at 6:45pm sharp.