Linda Coogan Byrne

Mentor · Ireland


Linda Coogan Byrne is a Music Industry Consultant with 15 years of experience in the international and domestic music industry and is CEO of Award-Winning PR & Marketing Company Good Seed PR. They are also an activist and campaigner for gender diversity and equality and is managing director of Culture Change company Why Not Her?. Hailed as the womxn who has retuned Irish and UK radio airplay towards gender parity, their Gender Disparity Data Reports focusing on the lack of diversity and gender parity across Radio in the UK and Ireland, has become one of the biggest equality movements in the music industry and has garnered over 150 million+ in audience reach. Linda was named as one of the Top 100 most influential womxn in Ireland (in 2021) who are choosing to challenge perceptions to change the world. Linda divides their time working as a Music Consultant/Publicist and Culture Changer/DEI specialist between both of their companies. She has represented well-known acts and bands such as Cyndi Lauper, Suzanne Vega, Amanda Palmer, Counting Crows, Madness, Duran Duran, REM, Eleanor McEvoy, Aoife Scott, The Saw Doctors, Aslan, Groove Armada, Underworld, The Prodigy, Röyksopp and many more over the last 15 years. Including working with brands and companies in both sync and consultancy such as RTE, BBC, IKEA, ITV, AXA, ESPN, Volkswagen, Dominos Pizza, O2, Land Rover, Lexus, and many leading brands worldwide. Linda has also worked with record labels and management companies such as Cooking Vinyl Records, Warner, Universal, V2 Records and Thirty Tigers including many more over the last 2 decades. Linda’s unique insight into the music industry spans many different angles lending itself to a vast range of experience, and an extensively impressive list of contacts across the entertainment industry both in Ireland, the UK, and overseas. Linda freelance writes for various press publications in print and online including webzines and magazines and is currently working on their debut book titled ‘Why Not Her? A Question On Justice’. Release date TBA. They launched a brand new Podcast Series called the Why Not Her? Podcast in 2021, that focuses on amplifying the voices of womxn across a myriad of industries around the world as well as activists and culture changers. Linda is also a board member of the Arts Council Of Ireland. The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland. Established in 1951, The Arts Council is there to stimulate public interest in and promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, the Council is an autonomous body, which is under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
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    Film music
    Indie folk
    Indie pop
    International rap
    Modern jazz
    Singer songwriter
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    Chill out
    Country Americana
    Dance pop
    Instrumental hip-hop
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    German song
    Hard Dance / Hardcore / Hardstyle
    Melodic metal
    Metal / Heavy metal
    Neo / Modern Classical
    Psychedelic pop
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