IASCA represents the interests of music writers. Our members encompass the entire music industry, from professional songwriters and composers to those just starting out. Whether you are fresh out of university with a music related degree, an emerging songwriter, or writing music professionally, IASCA membership offers a range of services and benefits tailored to you. IASCA membership gives you the security of knowing that at any stage in your career you are represented by an organisation fully committed to your concerns and which will lobby on your behalf.

Sinéad Troy


Sinéad Troy graduated from Senior College Ballyfermot in 1990. On leaving college Sinead worked with noted Irish music promoter Pat Egan for three years. She then decided to further her career and move to London where she worked with A toZ Manufacturing and Grapevine Records for seven years leaving as Interntional Product Manager. Sinead then spent a year with international labels Mushroom and Infectious Records and then decided after seven years in London to return home in 2001. She moved on to music merchandising company Seminal.

Sinead is the General Manager of the Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, established in late 2009. IASCA was formed to provide a voice for Irish songwriters, composers and authors and lobby on their behalf.

As part of IASCA’s remit to improve the amount of Irish Music on Irish Radio, Sinead licenced YANGAROO’s technology from Canada, and launched Yangaroo Music Ireland.

Not happy with running two companies, IASCA’s latest initiative is PLAYIRISH Radio, on online digital radio station in partnership with the IBI and RTE and available on the Irish Radioplayer App, and via playirish.ie