What is youbloom?
youbloom is the opportunity to learn, connect and play in the business of music.
youbloom is a growing community of musicians, fans and industry professionals facilitating their passion for music. youbloom is the global music village where you can learn, connect and play.
We believe in the possibility of everyone finding their voice and expressing it in a world where more and more artists are able to sustain themselves in what they love doing. With youbloom you can:
- Learn the business of music
- Connect with other artists, fans and industry
- Play at events and gigs
Learn the business of music
youbloom learning provides a grounding for emerging artists in all aspects of the music business including PR & Social Media Marketing Skills, Brand Creation and Control of Multi-Platform Content, Synchronisation Deals, Negotiating Deals and Intellectual Property, Record Keeping and Taxation in Music and Monetising Online Streamed Content.
Connect with other artists, fans and industry
youbloom connect is the opportunity for you to connect with fans, other artists and industry professional experts. As a performing artist it is an opportunity to meet industry experts and professionals, youbloom connect for fans offers more opportunities to discover aspiring music and get closer to bands you love.
Play at events and gigs
youbloom play offers access and amazing opportunities to play at events and gigs worldwide. Develop your portfolio and experience with youbloom play.
youbloom play is about broadening your reach and access to a wider audience.
youbloom is a community of artists, industry and music lovers dedicated to helping independent emerging artists (multi-genre) to grow their audience and lifetime sustainability.youbloom’s solution is summarized through our tag line, "Learn, Connect, Play".
The youbloom Music Awards began in 2010 primarily as an online event with fan voting and high profile judges led by Bob Geldof with Rupert Hine (Rush, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Howard Jones) and Nigel Grainge (Thin Lizzy, Sinead O'Connor, 10CC, the Boomtown Rats). youbloom formed an A&R team that ran alongside the roll out of our live program in the UK, Ireland and Argentina.
youbloomDublin 2013: These combined elements evolved into the first youbloomDublin in June 2013. We hosted a two day industry led music conference and 90 bands from 11 countries played over three nights. The conference included music industry icons Dave Robinson of Stiff Records who gave the keynote address, Tommy Silverman of the New Music Seminar and producer Rupert Hine.
youbloomDublin 2014 Alan McGee, the legendary manager of Oasis, Primal Scream and The Libertines was the keynote speaker at youbloom@Dublin 2014 where 110 bands from 20 countries played to venues in Dublin’s Dame District
youbloomDublin 2015: (June 11/12/13th) our third year once again took place in Dublin's Dame District with a mix of Irish and international bands. The conference keynote was by Martin Elbourne (Founder of Great Escape, booker for Glastonbury, New Order, The Smiths etc)
youbloomLA 2015: (Dec 10/11/12th) our second youbloomLA music conference and festival took place again in the NELA area of LA. Over 50 acts played in venues including Old Towne Pub, La Cuevita and Griffins of Kinsale with conference keynote speaker Tom Sturges
youbloomDublin 2016: (June 1 to 6th) our fourth year once again took place in Dublin's city centre and at Bloom with a mix of Irish and international bands. The conference keynote was by legendary trad Irish musician Donal Lunny. Full artist and speaker line up.