Linda Coogan Byrne is a Music Industry Consultant with 15 years of experience in the international and domestic music industry and is CEO of Award-Winning PR & Marketing Company Good Seed PR. Linda is also an activist and campaigner for gender diversity and equality and is managing director of Culture Change company Why Not Her?.
Hailed as the person who has retuned Irish and UK radio airplay towards gender parity, her Gender Disparity Data Reports, focusing on the lack of diversity and gender parity across Radio in the UK and Ireland, have become one of the biggest equality movements in the music industry.. Linda was named as one of the Top 100 most influential womxn in Ireland (in 2021) who are choosing to challenge perceptions to change the world.
Linda divides her time working as a Music Consultant/Publicist and Culture Changer/DEI specialist between both of her companies. She represents well-known acts and bands such as Cyndi Lauper, Suzanne Vega, Amanda Palmer, Counting Crows, Madness, Duran Duran, REM, Eleanor McEvoy, Aoife Scott, The Saw Doctors, Aslan, Groove Armada, Underworld, The Prodigy, Röyksopp and many more over the years. Her work also includes working with brands and companies such as RTE, BBC, IKEA, ITV, AXA, ESPN, Volkswagen, Dominos Pizza, O2, Land Rover, Lexus, and many more leading brands worldwide.
Linda has also worked with record labels and management companies such as Cooking Vinyl Records, Sony, Warner, BMG, EMI, Atlantic Records, Universal, V2 Records, Thirty Tiger and many more all over the world.
Linda also freelance writes for various press publications in print and online including webzines and magazines. She launched a brand new Podcast Series called the Why Not Her? Podcast in 2021, that focuses on amplifying the voices of womxn across a myriad of industries around the world as well as activists and culture changers.