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Understanding the Business of Music: Approaching Media – Workshop Webinar

This is a one day online workshop webinar presented by Martin Bridgeman and forms part of a fuller course on music and business management.

Posted on 
May 4, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

TuneRelease is Delighted to Partner with Dublin Studio Hub

Ensuring artists are connected to experienced & talented producers & engineers.

Posted on 
Apr 28, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Irish music publisher The Nucleus announces global deal with peermusic

Through the creative joint venture, peermusic and The Nucleus will co-sign talent and work together for creative support of those signings.

Posted on 
Apr 27, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Features

Behind the music: Peco - RTÉ.ie

RTÉ wrote a feature on Peco ahead of his latest release.

Posted on 
Apr 16, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Features

New Irish Songs To Hear This Week - Hot Press

Hot Press featured four TuneRelease releases from The Decades, Ger Kellett, Mike the Martian & CloudYeller.

Posted on 
Apr 2, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Features

New Irish Songs To Hear This Week - Hot Press

Hot Press featured five TuneRelease releases from ADGY, Warren, Calum Agnew, Robbie Monaghan and Mike Roche.

Posted on 
Mar 26, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Pick your platforms based on its potential virality - Irish Tech News Podcast

In recent years musical artists have found it tough to get noticed and it’s even harder now during a pandemic. Technology such as social media and Spotify can help but how do you use them to do this?

Posted on 
Mar 26, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Startups and No-Code Solutions - Young Leaders in Technology

On this episode on Young leaders in tech, we have Luke Rynne Cullen, who is the founder of TuneRelease

Posted on 
Mar 11, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Radio 1 Live Lounge Introducing - From your lounge to the Live Lounge

This is your chance to perform live for Radio 1. Find out how to enter below!

Posted on 
Mar 2, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

TuneRelease Leads Chorus to Promote Irish Music - ThinkBusiness.ie

Headed by entrepreneur and musician Luke Rynne Cullen, TuneRelease empowers musicians and helps keep Irish music alive through the pandemic.

Posted on 
Feb 24, 2021
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Echo Harte Returns With Brand New Single ‘Rain in June’

Echo Harte, an alternative-rock singer/songwriter from Tuam, Co. Galway, began releasing music as an artist in 2016.

Posted on 
Nov 13, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Rofi James Return With Brand New Single ‘Sorry’

Following the success of their previous single ‘Every Time I Make You Hate Me’, Rofi James returns with their latest track ‘Sorry’.

Posted on 
Nov 13, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

2FM RISING SEARCH 2021

The winner of the search will be awarded a place on the 2FM Rising list for 2021

Posted on 
Oct 28, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Grants & Funding Opportunities for the Music Industry

Following the announcement by Minister Catherine Martin, T.D, a new pilot “Live Performance Support Scheme” has been launched to assist commercial venues, promoters, and producers in preparing for live performances

Posted on 
Oct 28, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Johnny Climax Releases Latest Single ‘Nobody Happy’

Dublin rapper and producer Johnny Climax returns to the fore with the release of his latest single ‘Nobody Happy’, featuring Chris Kabs. The track is a deep and thoughtful examination of materialism.

Posted on 
Oct 23, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Jack Dora Releases Debut Single ‘Pretty Damn Lit’

Infused with 80’s synth-pop and Weeknd-inspired vocals, Dublin new-wave artist Jack Dora marks his arrival on the Irish music scene with the release of his debut single, and accompanying music video, ‘Pretty Damn Lit’.

Posted on 
Oct 16, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Chart Topping Irish Singer-Songwriter RACHEL Releases Latest Single ‘Show Me’

In a world of fear and uncertainty, it’s important to look for hope and light whenever possible. Mayo singer-songwriter RACHEL has taken this message to heart with the release of her highly-emotive new single ‘Show Me’.

Posted on 
Oct 2, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Brian McGrane’s next single 'Inside Out' is a collaboration between songwriters from LA, London and Dublin, showcasing what can be achieved remotely.

With a wealth of international experience under his belt, the up and coming artist has written and produced tracks with some of the biggest names in the Irish industry including Robert Grace, Chloe Agnew, Isaac Butler, Liam Geddes, Josh Gray and many more. He has also supported award-winning artist Tom Walker for an intimate performance last September.

Posted on 
Sep 25, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Album Release Stimulus

Funding of up to €5,000 will be provided to successful applicants.

Posted on 
Sep 14, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Songwriting Stimulus Package

A grant of €6,000 will be made to each successful applicant.

Posted on 
Sep 13, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Recording Stimulus Fund Information

Single Recording: €1,200 to each successful application. EP Recording: €4,000 to each successful application. Album Recording: €6,000 to each successful application.

Posted on 
Sep 12, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

Posted on 
Sep 11, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

TiLT Development Deal Announced

Bands will receive: 2 fully recorded professional tracks. An Introduction to Radio - 2 hour workshop in 98fm...

Posted on 
Sep 11, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Conor Hamilton-Long Releases Debut Single ‘See Me Now’

‘See Me Now’ is the debut release from 24 year-old singer-songwriter Conor Hamilton-Long. Based in Dublin, Conor began writing music in the winter of 2018 and has been recording his output ever since.

Posted on 
Aug 21, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

BENJAMYN Releases Latest Single ‘Sea of Uncertainty’

Dublin based, electronic music producer BENJAMYN is making waves with his newly coined genre of surf-house. He has previously performed live sets at Body & Soul and The Lighthouse, drawing comparisons to artists such as Chet Faker, Milky Chance and Tom Misch.

Posted on 
Jul 24, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

RTE 2FM Announce BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music & Audio Production Scholarship

RTE 2FM is excited to announce the third RTE 2FM BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music & Audio Production Scholarship at BIMM Dublin. The scholarship is part of the college’s continued commitment to supporting and shaping the Irish music scene through market-leading courses, unrivalled connections and innovative scholarships with some of the industry’s biggest brands.

Posted on 
Jul 22, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Oh Yeah now recruiting for Scratch 2020 with support from YouTube Music

Oh Yeah now recruiting for Scratch 2020 with support from YouTube Music

Posted on 
Jul 15, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

Funding Opportunity – Calling All Musicians

U.S. Embassy Dublin is soliciting proposals from musicians and musical acts based in Ireland to participate in 30-minute online performances and potentially interviews as part of the Embassy’s new Calling All Musicians initiative. Each successful applicant (individual musician or entire musical act) will receive €1,000.

Posted on 
Jul 13, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

YouTube are going head to head with Spotify with 'Analytics for Artists'

The goal of the new YouTube Analytics for Artists is to give creators the “most comprehensive and complete view of their audience, global reach, and performance” across the platform.

Posted on 
Jul 8, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

PYRO VILLAS release their highly anticipated debut single ‘NOVA SCOTIA PIPELINES’

Four piece electronic indie-pop group Pyro Villas have released their highly anticipated debut single, ‘Nova Scotia Pipelines’. Being hailed as an alternative to Tame Impala, MGMT and The 1975, the band are already climbing the ladder having secured testimonials from leading Irish tastemakers including Kayte O'Malley at iRadio, and Sarina Bellissimo, Graham O'Toole and Nathan O'Reilly at Spin1038.

Posted on 
Jul 3, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Industry

BIMM Dublin Launches BA Music Business Scholarship with Spotify

The BIMM Institute Dublin, have announced the launch of the Spotify BA Music Business Scholarship at BIMM Institute Dublin for the academic year 2020/2021. The Scholarship will offer one lucky student a coveted place on its new innovative three-year BA (Hons) Music Business undergraduate course.

Posted on 
Jun 25, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Founder of TuneRelease speaks to Sam Hardiman on Quarantine FM

Really candid discussion that covers everything from startups, to how musicians can improve how they pitch their music to media outlets.

Posted on 
Jun 24, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Darragh O’Dea Releases Brand New Charity Single ‘Lost Dog Loyal’

Darragh O'Dea is a songwriter known for his narrative lyrics and idyllic poetry on life in an ever-changing Ireland. Hailing from Tuam, Darragh's songs capture the moods and elements of his surroundings and are delivered with an alluring honesty.

Posted on 
Jun 19, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Deoraí Drops Video For New Single ‘Digiteach’

Following the release of their second single ‘Sceimhlitheoir’ in March, Irish-language collective Deoraí have released a video for their newest single ‘Digiteach’.

Posted on 
Jun 6, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Brian McGrane is set to headline Whelan’s ahead of new single release ‘Out of Control’

Having spent the last five years touring the world’s most iconic stages from the Sydney Opera House to Radio City New York, Dublin based musician Brian McGrane is set to return home to headline Whelan’s on Friday, April 3rd. With a wealth of international experience under his belt, the up and coming artist has written and produced tracks for some of the biggest names in the Irish industry, collaborating with the likes of Gavin James, Celtic Woman, Phil Coulter and Sharon Corr.

Posted on 
May 15, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Features

Emergency Issue - Hot Press Magazine

Featuring Tune Release, Ciarán Moran and JJ Bloom

Posted on 
Apr 20, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Faraway Martin releases the first single of his debut EP ‘The Lights Turn On’

Mayo singer songwriter, Faraway Martin, has a voice that according to Hot Press Magazine ‘leaves an instant mark on the listener’. He is releasing the first single of his debut EP entitled ‘The Lights Turn On’.

Posted on 
Apr 20, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

JJ Bloom Releases Debut Single ‘Always You’

JJ Bloom, the alias of Irish songwriter Conor McQuaid, has spent the last three years building up his home studio and honing his craft to now announce his debut release, ‘Always You’.

Posted on 
Apr 10, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Founder of Applaud Appears on What's It Like Podcast

It was fantastic for our founder Luke Rynne Cullen to appear on the What It's Like Podcast presented by Lucy Norris.

Posted on 
Apr 10, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Ciarán Moran Drops New Single ‘Falling Down’

Ciarán Moran’s willingness to write songs, that according to Christy Moore “very few will write or sing about”, has allowed him to explore the darker side of society’s issues with references to substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. His latest release ‘Falling Down’ encompasses a number of issues affecting those that start off at a disadvantage.

Posted on 
Mar 28, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Deoraí Drops Video For New Single ‘Sceimhlitheoir’

Deoraí, fronted by writer, producer, and singer Jack Delaney, are an independent project combining contemporary modern music and the Irish language to create something new and exciting. “I feel that although there are some Irish language acts and music” Jack notes, “there is only a small amount of Irish language music which is breaking creative ground”.

Posted on 
Mar 9, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Google mentors help guide Applaud

Brilliant to meet the Google mentors assigned to #TeamApplaud. A big thank you goes out to Mario, Jelle and Shivansh Pratap for taking the time out to lend their expertise and guidance.

Posted on 
Feb 19, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
Releases

Dublin Rock Band Oh Bryan Release Latest Single ‘It’s Not Easy’

After a busy 2019, in which they released three singles, Dublin rock band Oh Bryan are back with their newest single ‘It’s Not Easy’, which has been given a “10 out of 10” by Billy McGuinness (Guitarist, Aslan).

Posted on 
Feb 12, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Secures a Place on Google Adopt a Startup Programme

The Applaud team are delighted to have secured a place on the Google Adopt a Startup programme and cannot wait to explore everything related to setting KPIs, digital strategy and international expansion from those that have been on a similar journey.

Posted on 
Feb 3, 2020
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Secures Bronze in National Startup Awards

Just twelve weeks after launching the new platform, Applaud secures bronze in the National Startup Awards eCommerce category.

Posted on 
Oct 24, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud is shortlisted for National Startup Awards

It was great for Luke Rynne Cullen to pitch on behalf of Applaud at the National Startup Awards at McCann Fitzgerald's offices.

Posted on 
Oct 18, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Irish startup Applaud wants to streamline gig bookings for musicians - Extra.ie

As a freelance violinist and former auditor of the storied Trinity Orchestra, Luke Rynne Cullen had difficulty finding gigs.

Posted on 
Oct 4, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

100 Hot Start-Ups - Business Post

Applaud Technologies was listed as one of Ireland's '100 Hot Start-Ups by the Business Post.

Posted on 
Sep 30, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud wants to make gig bookings for musicians flow much easier - Fora.ie

Luke Rynne Cullen was facing an awkward situation. He and a group of other musicians had just wrapped up playing at a wedding and were handed the envelope with their cash payment for the gig. However shortly afterwards the violinist realised that the money was €200 short of the agreed fee.

Posted on 
Sep 2, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Launches Booking Platform For Musicians - Biz Plus Magazine

Using the platform, musicians can set up customisable profiles that can be used as an affordable, low maintenance alternative to setting up individual websites. Musicians can also link their social media pages to their profile and display their audio and video content from SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.

Posted on 
Aug 9, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Aims to Double Audience Base with Launch of Live Music Booking Platform - Irish Tech News

Applaud.live, the Irish online live-music booking enterprise that empowers musicians to make a living from performing.

Posted on 
Aug 6, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

New gig-booking service Applaud a hit with artists - Business Post

A new online gig booking platform for musicians and venues has launched in Dublin.

Posted on 
Aug 4, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud is one of 56 businesses that LEO funding will help to create 175 new jobs - Independent.ie

Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced that a total of 175 jobs have been planned over the coming years following the approval for financial support for a number of small businesses and start-up businesses in the county.

Posted on 
Jul 12, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Secures Feasibility Grant from Local Enterprise Office

It was fantastic for Applaud to be awarded the Feasibility Grant covering 50% of the company's expenditure on development.

Posted on 
Jul 3, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Secures Place on HubSpot Elevate Growth Accelerator

It was fantastic for the team to secure a place on the HubSpot Elevate Growth Accelerator programme and avail of the amazing seminars held be leaders of product design, digital marketing and customer experience.

Posted on 
Jun 23, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Tech startups make music and events a smooth operation - Irish Examiner

Applaud’s mission is to help musicians make a living from performing through its technology solutions.

Posted on 
Apr 20, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Ones to Watch: Applaud – an online marketplace for booking musicians - Business and Finance

Soon to launch our automated website with an end to end bookings management system, Applaud currently provides access to an exhaustive directory of musicians, a secure payments solution and customisable profiles.

Posted on 
Feb 1, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Secures Place on Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme at TU Dublin Hothouse

Applaud is delighted to have secured a place on both Phase 1 and 2 of the programme in TU Dublin's Hothouse and receive fantastic mentorship from their staff and mentors.

Posted on 
Jan 7, 2019
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Secures Place on Startup Boost Dublin Pre-Accelerator

The Applaud team were really delighted to secure a place on the Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Dublin Programme in association with Techstars.

Posted on 
Oct 1, 2018
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Meet the Launchbox Teams for 2018 - University Times

Ten teams are taking part in the summer accelerator programme.

Posted on 
Jul 18, 2018
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Ten Ambitious Teams Start Trinity's LaunchBox 2018 - ThinkBusiness.ie

Ten teams of student entrepreneurs teams have started Trinity’s accelerator programme Launchbox, Ireland’s most successful student accelerator programme. They are now seeking investment to grow.

Posted on 
Jun 18, 2018
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Student Entrepreneurs Seek Investment as Trinity's LaunchBox 2018 Journey Begins - Irish Tech News

Last Friday, ten student entrepreneur teams commence Trinity’s highly successful accelerator programme: Launchbox, Ireland’s first and most successful student accelerator programme

Posted on 
Jun 7, 2018
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Wins Top Prize at TES Dragon’s Den - University Times

This startup provides its customers with a network of quality musicians enabling one to source a suitable performer for one’s event, whether it be a corporate function or a wedding.

Posted on 
Feb 10, 2018
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen
News

Applaud Technologies Wins Trinity Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints Competition

It was great for our Founder Luke Rynne Cullen to secure first place in the Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints competition. The programme covered the areas of design thinking, market research, marketing, business modeling, startup law and pitching seminars.

Posted on 
Oct 31, 2017
  by
Luke Rynne Cullen

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