The Association of Independent Radio Producers Ireland
AIRPI is the representative body of Irish audio producers. We support and promote the work of radio makers, sound artists, music producers, podcasters and other professionals working with sound. We offer regular training, networking and entertainment events and work to build links between audio producers and funding bodies and commissioning editors nationally and internationally.
Growth and development of independent audio production
We support and promote the work of audio producers in Ireland through training, networking and specialist advice. We extend ties with the BAI and other funding bodies.
Workshops and training
We provide regular workshops with acclaimed international producers and offer training to our members to inspire them in their creative work.
We offer opportunities for members to meet and share stories, skills and information. By connecting fellow audio producers, we facilitate a supportive independent audio community.
Member Showcase and Support
Our members have many different skills and experiences. We highlight these through our member search, podcast and listening sessions. We offer advice on legal and business matters and discounts on equipment.
AIRPI Member of the Month
Alan Meaney has worked with sound for many years in many different aspects. Currently working as an independent radio producer, he specialises in radio drama and documentaries and is an accomplished sound recordist and editor. He has received Sound & Vision funding from the BAI many times for various different projects and is available as a consultant for advice on these and other funding applications.
His radio dramas have been nominated for the Grand Prix Nova, UK International Radio Drama Festival and Leipzig Horspeilsommer Awards and Heads Up: a series on positive mental health was the winner of CRAOL Awards 2016 – Distinction in the category of Commissioned Programming. His first RTE Documentary on One production will air later in 2017.
Alan has worked as Studio Coordinator at RTE for RTE JR and Documentary on One in both editorial and operational roles.
He was the production manager for Galway’s Flirt FM for 3 years and continues to produce and present Feed Me Weird Things; a weekly electronic/leftfield music show for the station. He was head of production at Athlone Community Radio for 5 years.
Alan is a certified FETAC/QQI accredited trainer and has designed and implemented specific training courses for staff, volunteers and community groups. He has previously created sound design and composed music for theatre and has worked in the film & television fields. Alan is fascinated by sound, and is open to collaborating on new audio projects.