CEO - FIRST MUSIC CONTACT
Angela Dorgan is the CEO of First Music Contact (FMC), the Arts Council funded national resource organisation for musicians which run the Irish Music Export Office, the online music portal Breaking Tunes and the annual music industry showcase Hard Working Class Heroes festival. FMC also developed and co-run the Creative Industries course at DCC LEO “ Start your Own Music Business”
Angela has a Masters Degree in Sociology from UCC and believes that Arts and Culture are an essential part of the life of every citizen. Angela has contributed regularly to RTE radio arts show Arena and was briefly a reporter for RTE1 TV’s The Works. Angela is a member of the WH Olgivy Culture Collective, she is Chair of the the National Campaign for the Arts in Ireland and is a founder member and board member of the European Music Exporters Exchange EMEE. She also played the drums. Badly. (her words)
Music and Arts are a big part of Angela's Dorgan life and in her role at FMC she is instrumental in helping up and coming Irish bands by providing a free information and advice resource for musicians at any level, as well as an infrastructure to develop their careers and international reach.