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20th Feb 2015

WATCH: Proof That Irish Music Matters…

Did you know the Irish music industry supports more than 11,500 jobs?

Did you know that the Irish music industry supports more than 11,500 jobs? 

A new report carried out by Deloitte and commissioned by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) on behalf of the Irish music industry has found that the Irish music industry supports more than 11,510 jobs in Ireland (9,030 direct, 2,480 indirect) and contributes over €470 million to the economy.

“This report highlights the huge contribution the music industry makes to our economy. Ireland’s rich musical heritage is a very important element of our image on the international stage and it acts as a major draw for tourists”, Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys said.

“I look forward to working further with the music industry as my Department develops our first even national cultural policy; Culture 2025. I am very keen to get the views and input of the music industry and stakeholders across the arts. I intend to publish a Culture 2025 Discussion Paper shortly, which will be an important step in opening up the debate around how we should shape the future of the arts in Ireland – including music.”

This video footage put together by the IMRO shows just why ‘Irish Music Matters’.

Video via YouTube/IrishMusicRightsOrg