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Media Release 10 December 2014

RELEASING MUSIC IN 2014  - Alec Hanley Bemis of the Brassland label offers Insights on music industry at the National Concert Hall with music critic Tony Clayton Lea

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce a special event with Alec Hanley Bemis of the Brassland label focusing on the challenges, opportunities and changing landscape of releasing independent and artist-led music in 2014. In the informal one-hour session, aimed at those running independent labels or artists releasing their own music, Alec will share his insights  and experience of the industry from his part in the development of an artist-led label.

The Brassland label which has been described as the ‘centre of New York’s other music scene’ by The Guardian was started in 2001 by Alec Hanley Bemis and twin brothers/musicians Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, both best-known for their work with The National. The music associated with the Brassland label comes from a place where folk, classical and alternative rock traditions combine in a kind of alchemical reaction; the musicians associated with it are drawn from an extended family of friends and collaborators connected to the American rock band, The National. The label released The National’s eponymous debut, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers and the Cherry Tree EP. The label has also released albums by Nico Muhly, Baby Dayliner, Clogs, Doveman, This is the Kit, Buke and Gase and is the US label for The Gloaming.

Connecting Irish music makers, in the broadest sense, with the Brassland community is a central aspect of Brassland@NCH, this session is a unique opportunity to access a wealth of experience and valuable inputs.

‘Releasing Music in 2014’ with Alec Hanley Bemis of Brassland in Conversation with Tony Clayton Lea will take place in the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall, Saturday 13 December 5.30pm. Ticket prices are €10. Ticket holders to any Brassland @ NCH events on Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th December at the National Concert Hall are entitled to a free ticket to this event but are being advised to contact the NCH box office on 01 4170000 to reserve your place. For more information

Brassland@NCH is part of the National Concert Hall’s Perspective Series 2014, supported by Today FM and the Irish Independent.
Other events taking please this weekend as part of Brassland@NCH are:  
Saturday 13 December 3pm (Engineering Library)
CRASH ENSEMBLE PERFORM THE MUSIC OF BRYCE DESSNER
Tickets: €10

Saturday 13 December 4.30pm (Engineering library)
THIS IS THE KIT
Tickets €10

Saturday 13 December 6.30pm (Engineering library)
BUKE & GASE
Tickets: €10

Sunday 14 December 8pm (Main Auditorium)
ANNA CALVI JOINS DOVEMAN’S BURGUNDY STAIN SESSIONS WITH GLEN HANSARD, PAUL NOONAN, & LISA O’NEILL
Tickets: €25, €30

National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie  
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For further information please contact: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.