There was always a set of decks in Georgia Murphy’s Dublin home, and though she completed a nursing degree, music was always her calling. Initially influenced by her older brother, Georgia was introduced to the electronic scene when she began promoting nightclubs about five years ago. From there, she hosted gigs, made contacts, worked as a DJ and set up a collective. DJing and producing as ‘Oneyra’, she was soon recognised at festivals and within the Dublin scene. Eventually, she took the plunge and followed her heart to Berlin to study at BIMM.
Today, she’s busier than ever… as PR and Event Manager for Altered States Dublin, a resident DJ at Dublin’s famed Index nightclub, and a DJ and part of the PR Team at MOTZ – an online techno magazine and record label run by Irish girls based in Berlin, London and Dublin. Luckily, she found a moment to sit down and tell us all about herself!
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH MOTZ?
I wanted to be a part of MOTZ as it was a group of girls who love exactly what I love and want to empower women to become more involved in a male-dominated music scene. Founder Jasmine Azarian is a huge inspiration, and everyone’s unique talents make this collective very special. Pure passion is the driving force behind this group, and it’s refreshing to see. We aim to keep growing and innovating while also giving back when we can while we have the power to do so.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH MOTZ?
As soon as I became a member, it felt like home. There’s huge support within the group, plus the freedom to speak freely and openly. We all believe in each other’s abilities and share a passion for electronic music. I’ve met some amazing people and get to write about music I love and be introduced to new productions all the time.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER BIMM BERLIN STUDENTS WANTING TO GAIN EXPERIENCE MANAGING BANDS OR ORGANISING EVENTS?
Get out there, meet the people you want to work with and make new connections. It’s something you can’t get lazy with if it’s what you really want. Make goals and set yourself a concrete timeline to push yourself towards.
Be prepared to meet the most stressed-out version of yourself on the day of a gig! But that’s half the fun of it! Promotion is key when it comes to events; it takes time and energy and you have to have a good team behind you to get the word out. Of course, no first gig will be perfect, but you’ll learn from it. Eventually it will all come together, so be determined and ask for help. It can be a highly stressful environment, so make sure you look after yourself. It can also be the most rewarding feeling to see a full dance floor – there’s nothing in the world quite like it!
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BIMM BERLIN?
I knew Berlin was the right place for me at this time of my life, and it just so happened that BIMM, the college I’d always wanted to study at, had a campus there. I think BIMM Berlin is quite different from other campuses as the student body is so international. This provides the unique opportunity to connect with many different forms of artists and musicians… and music business students, too. My course covers everything I need and want to know, and pushes us to get involved in the industry from day one. It’s like I’m constantly on the edge of discovering something new here in Berlin. It’s also a huge opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded people who are the future of the music industry.
MOTZ charity event, Berlin: https://www.facebook.com/events/2000999959960777/
MOTZ charity event, London: https://www.facebook.com/events/726449541038456/