Youbloom: Dublin: New Boutique Festival

you bloom2youbloom@Dublin is an exciting new international music festival, showcasing 50 International & 50 Irish bands. 5 venues. 3 Days.

The Company & its Culture: youbloom is a coalition of artists, musicians, and talent scouts dedicated to the discovery and development of great original music. youbloom plc was established in Ireland in September 2009. It stands for creativity, excellence, compassion, fun and a fair deal for artists and fans. The Company’s core focus is online artist discovery and development through the youbloom Music Awards. Our offline activities, such as youbloom Music Awards LIVE, are conducted through partners.

At the head of the executive team is founder Phil Harrington, an experienced entrepreneur and musician. Phil has carefully built his team with an unequaled group of respected music industry professionals who have the experience, knowledge and imagination to guide youbloom’s success. The core team includes: Nigel Grainge (Sinead O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy), Rupert Hine (Producer & songwriter incl. Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Wilson Phillips), Mike Bone (ex President of Mercury, Chrysalis and Island Records in the US), Jeff Stewart (CEO, New World Music), Ted Cummings (led major label publicity department for over 20 years) and Jochen Wilms, (former VP of marketing with BMG). These industry professionals contribute to the design of the youbloom platform and to the company’s marketing strategy. The company has a technology team in Ireland and the US with marketing team members in the UK, US, Europe and South America, ready to maximize the full potential of youbloom’s unique position in the music industry.

you bloom“youbloom@Dublin is an amazing opportunity for independent bands/artists and has the potential to become Dublin’s SouthbySouthWest” – Bob Geldof


youbloom’s A&R panel currently reviews all Music Awards entries, and develops artists in partnership with publishers, labels, and film/TV music supervisors. Success story: The Guilty Ones, a London band and a youbloom winner in 2010, were signed to BMG Chrysalis in 2011 via Rupert Hine’s company Auditorius. They were discovered at a youbloom Music Awards LIVE event.

Music Awards

The youbloom Music Awards are free to enter. Fans vote in 24 weekly heats, three finals and the Grand Final at the end of the year. Judges including Bob Geldof, Conor McNicholas (NME), Sarah Lewitinn aka Ultragrrrl (My Chemical Romance), Nigel Grainge (Sinead O’ Connor) and Rupert Hine (Rush) judge the songs four times a year.

Music Awards LIVE

The youbloom Music Awards LIVE program kicked off in London in October 2010 in partnership with veteran concert promoter Micky Pallant (aka MickyP). Events in and around London continue on a regular basis. youbloom is now recruiting promoters in other cities around the world where artists are participating in the youbloom Music Awards. Please email for more information.

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