Linda Coogan Byrne

If you google Irish Music Publicist, it’s no wonder Linda‘s name is number 1 on the list. She is a legendary activist, a thought leader, a culture changer and one of the most well-known music industry publicists and consultants there is.

With over 15 years of experience working in the Music and Entertainment industry, Linda is also the founder of Why Not Her? a company built around helping to change the industry towards diversity, equality and inclusion. Her reputation speaks for itself.

Linda is the CEO of Good Seed PR & Marketing, one of the Uk and Ireland’s leading Music PR companies. She has worked with Record labels such as Warner, Universal, Cooking Vinyl, Lojinx and many more. Including artists such as REM, Underworld, Groove Armada, Alison Moyet, Counting Crows, Peter, Bjorn & John, Robyn, Röyksopp and countless others.

An avid campaigner for Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, she founded the Why Not Her? collective and company, starting one of the biggest gender equality movements in the music industry by publishing Data report studies on Gender Disparity within the Charts and across Radio Stations in the UK and Ireland. Shaking the music industry to its core and reshaping it for the better for all artists and industry personnel.

With over 150 Million audience reach of the data reports in the last year, her work is groundbreaking. She has been interviewed and featured across a wide range of National and International Publications such as The Guardian, BBC, RTE, Channel 5, Clash, The Sunday Times, The Times UK, The Independent, Music Week, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, DJ Mag and many more.

Linda was named one of the Top 20 Women in Ireland within Leadership and made the Top 100 Women Changing Ireland list in March 2021. Her hit Podcast ‘The Why Not Her? Podcast’ includes interviews with Dorothy Carvello, Vick Bain, Cindy Gallop, Dr Jennifer Cassidy and many more remarkable women. Linda is also a board member of the Arts Council Of Ireland.

On top of her professional life within the creative and music industries, Linda is also a freelance artist whose work has appeared in many galleries and publications worldwide. She was a key illustrator for Cult magazine and held her own solo exhibition in Dublin’s Inspire Galerie in 2017. Her latest work has been featured in the Kildare Gallery at Carton House, where it was sold on auction by art dealer Ken Folan.

“Be the change you want to see and be in the world. Don’t wait around for someone else, get up and be it yourself”

– Linda Coogan Byrne

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