What we do

The Nucleus is proud to be the first Irish company to bring the modern model of collaborative songwriting to Ireland. Long since recognised as a rich source of artistic talent, Ireland now has a central place where songwriting talent can collaborate. Professional songwriters, producers and artists can work on projects in a supportive and creative space dedicated to musical collaboration, just like their peers in LA, London, Nashville and Scandinavia. It was an idea brought to life in the right place at the right time.

Founder Profile

Hamlet Sweeney has worked in the music industry since his teenage years, when he first toured with acts like Meatloaf, Status Quo and UB40. He trained and worked as a recording studio engineer in Scandinavia where he also honed his craft as a working songwriter and lyricist. Upon returning to his native Ireland he ran an analogue based recording and mixing studio.

Through his management work with SSV, Ireland’s leading provider of video production to large scale concerts, Hamlet picked up the award for ‘Irish AV Company Of The Year’. He has spent over 15 years working in production on the biggest concerts and festivals in Ireland including shows like Rihanna, David Guetta, Kings Of Leon, Slane, Longitude Festival, Electric Picnic and hundreds more.

He is the driving force behind ‘The Song Room’, one of Ireland’s longest-running showcases for Irish songwriters. Hamlet recently launched The Song Studio, a Dublin city centre production facility with Ireland’s first professional collaborative songwriting space.

Hamlet likes to spend time at furniture auctions and wishes he had more time to keep dogs, instead he has a worryingly large collection of vintage toy robots.

Who we work with

Below are the sub-publishers that represent our work in their respective territories.

We are proud to be represented by publishers that work with some of the greatest copyrights ever written in popular music. Our sub-publisher in each territory is exceptional in their field. Click on their logos for more information.

Elevate Music - Ireland

Round Hill Music - USA

Red Brick Songs - Canada

IMAGEM - Germany

Native Tongue - Australia

Downtown Music - Benelux

Bjorlund - Scandinavia

Victor Entertainment - Japan

BMG - Brazil