Call For: Participants aged 13 -15 years old for RTÉ’s MUSIC INC


Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Last year 8 Irish students took part in the show MUSIC INC – a challenge based series fronted by Liam McKenna – one of Ireland and the UK’s leading tour managers. For youngsters with an interest in the music industry it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Over three months they worked with Liam to complete real industry challenges – including producing a cover version of The Saturdays hit ‘ What About Us’ , co-ordinating JLS’ appearance at a huge music festival, designing and creating a new piece of merchandise for ‘The Wanted’

This year RTÉ want you!

If you’re a huge pop music fan and dream about someday working in the music industry and if you’re between 13–15 years old, this could be your chance!
Tyrone Productions, with RTÉ Young Peoples are looking for ten music mad, ambitious and hard working teenagers to take part in the next series of MUSIC INC which will see them get a ‘backstage pass’ to meet and work for some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Our ten teenagers will be set a different challenge in each episode which will see them tested creatively, organisationally and socially in their attempt to avoid elimination and stay in the competition.

Challenges will span a huge range of tasks, designed to test our teenagers creativity, their people management skills and their organisational skills to the max! Everything from creating a new piece of merchandise for a top global pop band, setting up and overseeing a photo shoot, designing high impact stage outfits, generating publicity for a touring artist and grabbing industry attention with a yet to be signed act – all the skills required of a real tour manager.
The only qualifications necessary: a passion for the music industry, a desire to learn all you can and a determination to succeed. And…

You need to be between 13 -15 years old (ie. born between 30th September 1998 and 30th September 2000).

IMPORTANT – You need to have your parents’/guardians’ permission to participate, a valid passport and be available to participate in the programme which will be filmed at various dates throughout April – September of 2014 (a maximum commitment of 30 days if you stay in the competition until the end) .
If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, get in touch now!

Email: or call 01 889 4973
You can also download the application form from:



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