Carl Corcoran appointed to board of Music Network

16 October 2019

Broadcaster and music industry veteran Carl Corcoran brings more than forty years’ music industry experience to Music Network’s board of directors.

Today Music Network announced the appointment of Carl Corcoran to its board of directors. A music industry professional whose extensive experience spans songwriting, publishing, management, performance and broadcasting, Carl Corcoran joins Music Network’s board of directors chaired by Peter Finnegan, Managing Director of Communiqué International.

 “We are delighted to welcome Carl to our Board. His deep knowledge and experience across a range of genres will be an enormous asset to us in fulfilling Music Network’s mission." - Peter Finnegan, Chair of Music Network’s Board of Directors

Carl Corcoran’s music career started in the mid 70s when under the moniker of Jamie Stone he recorded three albums for EMI that featured original material and collaborations with various co-writers. In the late 70s he moved to New York, where for twenty years he pursued a career in songwriting, publishing, management and performance. He also developed a passion for radio, which he continued on his return to Ireland in 1999, presenting shows on RTÉ Lyric fm and RTÉ Radio 1 including The Lyric Breakfast and the acclaimed late-night programme The Blue of The Night, until his retirement from RTÉ in 2017.

A graduate of the MA in Community Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Carl cemented his relationship with Limerick University when in 2017 he was invited to be the Course Director for the inaugural year of the MA in Songwriting at the Academy, his Alma Mater. He is currently engaged in his third year in that role.

Music Network is a national music touring and development organisation, whose mission is to make high quality live music available and accessible to people throughout Ireland, regardless of their location or circumstance. Founded in 1986 by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the organisation has contributed significantly to music development throughout Ireland through its national reach, development of touring infrastructure, career development opportunities for musicians and linking of arts policy with on the ground activity.

Music Network is funded by the Arts Council.

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