Hamlet Sweeney is a music hit factory who has worked with the likes of Meatloaf, Status Quo and UB40.

His latest project The Nucleus is the first Irish company to bring the modern model of collaborative songwriting to Ireland.

The business provides somewhere where creative talents, such as songwriter, producers and artists can work together on projects in a supportive and creative space dedicated to musical collaboration.

One recent result of the project was Ireland's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which was written by Ryan O `Shaughnessy, Mark Caplice and Laura Elizabeth Hughes who are part of the writers in the Nucleus.

To find out more about the business listen back to the podcast and check out their website on: http://thenucleus.ie/

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