Since formation in 2001, Rubyworks has gradually established itself as the leading independent label and management company in Ireland, enjoying unparalleled levels of success both at home and overseas.
Home to international success stories like Hozier, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Hudson Taylor, Rubyworks continues to develop talent on the principles originally identified by founder Niall Muckian. Charismatic artists performing top notch songs with the ability to thrill concert audiences from Dublin to Denver and beyond.
Over the course of the last seventeen years, Rubyworks has released albums by many important Irish artists, including Hothouse Flowers, Sinead O’Connor, Mary Coughlan and Gavin Friday. In more recent times the label has developed a new generation of Irish talent including Hozier, in partnership with Columbia Records in North America and Australia and Island / Universal for the rest of the world, Ryan Sheridan (in partnership by Universal Music Germany), Wyvern Lingo, Otherkin and Little Hours.
The ongoing success of Rodrigo y Gabriela is inextricably linked to Rubyworks. Niall Muckian has managed Rod & Gab since 2001, and their global success story - 1.8 million albums sold worldwide, and countless sold-out tours across the continents - is part and parcel of the foundation of the label and our associated management services.
Experience and consistency are key elements to the Rubyworks story. Music Manager Roger Quail joined in 2005, bringing a wealth of international knowledge with him. Label Manager Eoin Aherne has been at Rubyworks for eight years, and our team has been most recently strengthened by the arrival of Head Of Digital Partnerships Ceri Dixon and Label Coordinator Shauna Watson.
We are thrilled to be working with our roster of gifted bands and solo artists at an exciting and vibrant time for the music business. From the vinyl revival to the streaming explosion, our love for music has remained undimmed and the thrill of working with talented artists is more rewarding than ever.