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As a member of IMRO, you are invited to enjoy all of the benefits of IMRO membership. This includes a package of benefits designed exclusively to make your life as a working music professional a little easier.



    10% Member Discount and Free Music Business Handbook from Berkleemusic Advance your career with Berkleemusic, the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music. Berkleemusic has the world’s largest collection of forward-thinking online music courses, covering all areas of music business, music production, performance, songwriting, and beyond.

    As part of our partnership, IMRO members receive 10% off Berkleemusic’s entire curriculum, including new courses like Creative Writing: Poetry, Jingle Writing, Reharmonization Techniques, Music Supervision, and Copyright Law. To receive your 10% discount visit:

    Berkleemusic’s next term is enrolling now.

    Berkleemusic is also offering IMRO members exclusive access to their free Music Business Handbook Vol. 2. This free PDF collects some of their instructors’ essential knowledge in one easy-to-navigate guide. Topics include music publishing, concert touring, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Download now | IMRO MEMBER DISCOUNT

    Sign up for a FREE self-paced course as well as get detailed information about the discount for IMRO members. provides online coaching, co-writing and pitching opportunities, in addition to over 40 multi-level courses developed by award-winning songwriters. State-of-the-art voice-enabled classrooms allow you to interact in real time with your instructors and classmates from around the world. Get connected with collaborators, meet industry professionals and pitch your songs entirely online. Work with personal coaches on a song-by-song basis and showcase your songs on your member website. Treat yourself to an entire year of learning and opportunities for less than the cost of most three-day seminars.

    For more information and to try a FREE self-paced course, visit:


    Do you make or supplement your living through music or art? and IMRO have joined forces to provide IMRO members with an affordable and comprehensive tax and work visa solution. This partnership offers a discounted rate on a range of bespoke services including:

    For VAT Registered Music Creators and Production Companies:

    For Self-Employed or PAYE Music Creators:
    1. Domestic and Foreign VAT Recovery
    2. Tax refunds for PAYE workers
    3. Filing of Self-Assessed tax returns will maximise your tax refunds whilst ensuring you are fully compliant with all the Irish tax regulations which apply to your individual circumstances.
    1. Dividends / Property Tax – Compliancy

    If you earn an income from dividends or from domestic or foreign property rental, we can also look after your tax requirements but extra fees may apply. However, any supplementary fees will still be in line with our competitive fee structure for IMRO members.

    Artist Exemption Scheme Tax Recovery A certain proportion of royalty income earned by songwriters and composers may be exempt from tax in Ireland under strictly defined circumstances through the Artist Exemption Scheme (subject to individual circumstances, assessment and clearance by the Revenue Commissioners).

    Section 195, Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 empowers the Irish Revenue to make a determination that certain artistic works are original and creative works generally recognised as having cultural or artistic merit.


    Reclaiming Overseas Tax (e.g. Royalties etc) Many IMRO members have overseas earnings from sources such as per formance royalties, which may be taxed as much as 35%. Our comprehensive withholding tax refund service will minimise your tax liabilities so that you reclaim the maximum amount due to you. The specialists have crafted the IMRO service on the basis of an exhaustive knowledge of international tax treaties.

    Click here for full details



    Music Week offer a generous discount to IMRO members on both Premium and Digital subscriptions.

    For a Premium subscription, save £37/€52 on the annual cost (usually £249/€379) To claim your IMRO rate, subscribe using this link.

    Included in this subscription:

    • Weekly Print issue to Music Week as well as Digital issue and Digital issue archive.
    • Access to all areas online
    • Music Week app
    • Print issue of annual Music Week Directory
    • Music week suite of email newsletters including chart pack alert.

    For a Digital subscription, save £27/€38 on the annual cost (usually £179/€251). To claim your IMRO rate, subscribe using this link.


    IMRO members can now access the best in music. Billboard is the music industry’s flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access to the hottest new artists, world-class photography and video plus feature exclusives, Billboard is the definitive source for music news.

    For 30% off a digital subscription click on the following link:

    SongLink International tipsheet is offering a 10% discount to IMRO members.

    You must be able to provide 2 samples of high quality demos suitable for pitching to their leads. This applies to SongLink (artists/labels) & Cuesheet (film/tv music), but please note they reserve the right to refuse applications. SongLink has been helping songwriters get their songs placed for over 20 years.

    To send them your mp3s, a link to your web site or a CD, please go to and, or e-mail editor/publisher David Stark directly at


    Irish Music Magazine have just announced the launch of their new website which has a new look and a re-launched philosophy. You will now find News items, CD and Download Charts, Recommended Releases, Festivals and Tours from Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Extra additions will be announced over the next 6 months which will further enhance the site.

    Speaking to MQ, Sean Laffey, Editor of Irish Music Magazine said "Irish music is at home with MP3s, Podcasts and web commerce. Today Irish Music Magazine is harnessing new technology as it brings fans, musicians and promoters a special insight into the roots and reality of Irish music. The magazine is in step with the changing nature of music retail and the dynamics of web promotion. will ensure that the music and the musicians continue to have a prominent worldwide profile 24/7.''

    Visitors to will now also have the option to subscribe to Irish Music Magazine via PDF download each month. IMRO Members are now been offered a 20% discount rate on a 1 or 2 year subscription packages for both the online and printed magazine version. You can download an order form through the website for further details.

    IMRO Members should contact email: with regular updates on launches, tours, general news which will be covered within the website and also the main magazine.


    Inflyte is a mobile-first promo platform for record labels to securely push watermarked digital promos to industry tastemakers mobile devices. Inflyte combines push-notification technology and Dropbox integration to provide an unrivalled user-experience for both labels and tastemakers, designed to increase engagement and deliver superior campaign performance.

    Label managers access rich analytics and data through an online dashboard that create efficiencies at every step of the promo process while reducing administrative overhead. Launched in October 2014, Inflyte’s streamlined approach to digital promo delivery has seen the company quickly establish itself as the main service provider for hundreds of leading UK and European labels including Defected, Cocoon, Get Physical.

    As an exclusive offer run in partnership with IMRO, Inflyte are offering record labels 25% off their monthly subscriptions for the first 3 months.

    Connect via and quote IMRO15 to secure your discount!


    Beardfire Music Production Studio is offering 10% off recordings and mixing exclusively for IMRO members

    Beardfire is a music production studio and record label recording and producing professional, critically acclaimed music by the likes of All The Queen’s Horses (Winner International Songwriting Competition 2021, RTE Playlisted), Patricia Lalor (Atlantic Records), Leila Jane, William Franklyn Miller, RUNAH (Bonfire Records), Lauren Ann, Steph Sandor, Jordana Lilly, Lauran Beth, Michael T, Moylan, KTG, Kate Dineen, Chris Short, Denise Brennan, Rowlette, Ciaran Moran, Donal Clancy, Dori Freeman, Zoe Clarke, Kayli Sousa, Waters Edge (Katie & Aoife), Sam Hardiman, Gretchen Peters, Rachel Baiman, Weekend Special, Hera, CC Cooper, Leslie Dowdall (In Tua Nua), David Virgin and more.

    Beardfire’s music production has featured in major Spotify playlists including New Music Friday (UK, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan), Dark and Stormy, Deep Dark Indie, Friday Crate Diggers, A New Eire, Breath of Fresh Eire, An Alternative Eire. Major national and international radio airplay across hundreds of stations worldwide including the likes of RTE Radio 1, RTE 2fm, Spin, Today FM and multiple BBC stations.

    Based in Dublin Ireland, Beardfire Music collectively possess over 5 decades of booking, touring, producing and performing experience in Ireland, Australia and across continental Europe.

    To book, or for more info contact Rohan at or call 0873349633

    Visit the links below for samples of Beardfire’s work and more information:

    Beardfire Spotify Playlist:

    Beardfire Website:

    Beardfire on Instagram:

    Beardfire on Facebook:


    Here at EM we're living the dream. Our clients include, music promoters, venues and some or Ireland's greatest artists such as Paul Brady, The Divine Comedy and The Duckworth Lewis Method. We've even designed for Rock Legends like, Television, Hugh Cornwell and The Church.

    So, born out of our fandom for music, and as part of our partnership with IMRO, we've put together a brand new package that's loaded with cool stuff to help you launch your album. It's called (not surprisingly) the Album Launch Package, and it includes all the essentials that you need to launch your album successfully. Everything, from the iconic album cover right through to press adds and even a Facebook landing page graphic are included in here.

    If you're currently in the studio recording an album, or planning to release one in the near future, then now is a great time to get in touch with us here at EM. This new package is for IMRO members only, and it provides you with all the designery bits and pieces needed to launch an album at a hugely discounted price.

    The full package includes all of this:

    1. Album packaging design (Jewel Case or Digipack, with insert booklet up to 20 pages)
    2. Album digibook for iTunes
    3. Promo single packaging design (2 panel Cardboard Wallet or Slim Case Solution)
    4. Branded press release design
    5. Promotional poster (up to 3 formats)
    6. Press ad (up to 3 formats)
    7. Facebook landing page graphic

    Remember we said this was a special offer for IMRO members? Well all of this only costs €2,999 plus VAT. That's a saving of almost €1,000.

    For more information about the Album Launch Package, and all of our design for music services, call us today on 01 6303 469 or visit our website Because we're really good at creating outstanding images for your music.


    As an IMRO member and musician, your hearing is crucial to your ability to earn a living so protecting your hearing should be a priority. Crescendo from Dynamic Ear Company supply the best musicians and heavy industries with the most advanced protection possible through their impressive range of products. IMRO and Crescendo Hearing Protection would like to offer you a 25% discount on attenuators which are specifically designed and EQ’d with musicians in mind. All products in the range offer flat attenuation with various dB reductions so you can hear more of what you want at safe levels.

    For information on Crescendo dealer around the country, please contact

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