"The MIX course is a great idea. I wish there had been something like this when I was starting off in the music business"
Freddie Middleton, Music Consultant

"I’m always happy to be asked to participate in the MIX lectures. I’m really impressed with the interest the students show in the radio industry and how it relates to the music industry."
Willie O'Reilly, Chairman, iRadio

"Last year 48 students enrolled for the course and 43 sat the exam three months later. That’s a very high percentage for any course, especially in the music industry where people tend to drop out as soon as they realise that there’s work to be done."
Johnny Lappin, Publisher for Hozier and Celtic Woman

"For me, the MIX course provided an enlightening overview of the Irish music scene. The knowledge provided on how the industry functions is invaluable for anyone hoping to pursue a career in the area."
Roisin Dwyer, The National Concert Hall

Get Ahead in the Music Industry

Want to Work in the Music Business? Perhaps you're a musician who wants to maximise your income or do you simply want to find out more about the business?

The M.I.X course (Music Industry Xplained) brought to you by Hot Press is aimed at those who want to succeed in music, management, media, publicity, promotion, publishing, record labels and lots more. Recognised by the music industry in Ireland and abroad, MIX is a 13–week series of lectures (one each week) by top professional exponents from the Irish and International music industry.

Key Subjects

Releasing Music Independently

Selling Your Music Online

Dealing with Record Companies

Developing your Act as a Brand

Working with the Media

Making & Managing Your Band's Money

Touring and Distribution

Promoting Gigs

Finance & Legal Issues

Working with Producers


Generating Income from Songwriting

Getting Played on Radio

Publicity and new approaches to Social Media

The HOT PRESS MIX course will include a written examination and those who complete the course successfully will be awarded a Certificate acknowledging their achievement. The course commences on 26 March, 2024. Places are limited. Secure yours today.