"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, Group Commercial Director, RTE
"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, MIX Graduate, now Commissioning Editor with Hot Press
"It was such an eye–opener, especially for independent musicians. This course made me realise that the music industry is a business. I know it sounds obvious, but as an artist you don’t think of what you’re doing as being a business. You don’t go into it thinking “I want to be a business woman”; you just want to create music. But the MIX Course makes you realise that you need to think of it that way. We had management come in, there was talks about publishing, labels, producers, PR, music online, radio, finance… It’s just so much that, as an artist, you don’t think of as being as important as your music. At the end of the day, you can’t do one without the other. I describe it like this; a beautiful piece of cake locked in a room. There’s no point in creating something beautiful if you can’t figure out a way to get it out there, to be seen or heard. For that to happen, you need to be able to do these other things, and the course really taught me that.!"