Linda Coogan Byrne

Linda Coogan Byrne

DEI Specialist/ PR Consultant / Public Speaker / Culture ChangerLondon, United Kingdom
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Linda Coogan Byrne

Linda Coogan Byrne

DEI Specialist/ PR Consultant / Public Speaker / Culture ChangerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Linda Coogan Byrne is a Music & Creative Consultant with 15 years of experience in the international and domestic music industry. She is also an activist and campaigner for gender and diversity equality. Her Gender Disparity Reports focusing on The lack of diversity and womxn across Radio in the UK and Ireland have over 100 million audience reach. A talented woman, her skillset doesn’t stop there as Linda is also a multidisciplinary artist, writer, sync agent, musician, nutritionist, food blogger, and publicist. In fact Linda’s illustrations and artwork have appeared in many National and International Publications and Magazines. She has exhibited in private and public galleries nationwide, including a recent group exhibition in The Kildare Gallery at Carton House and a solo show at Inspire-Galerie in Dublin City in July 2017, where most of the pieces sold out. Linda is the founder of Irish Entertainment PR & Marketing Company Good Seed PR, where she works as a publicist and as the company MD. She has represented 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. Including brands such as IKEA, ITV, AXA, ESPN, Volkswagen, Dominos Pizza, O2, Land Rover, Lexus, and many more leading brands. She has worked with companies such as BBC and RTE in Belfast and Dublin, Cooking Vinyl Records, Sony, Warner, Universal, BMG, EMI, Atlantic Records, Thirty Tiger and many more labels all over the world directly and on a freelance level. Linda lives in London and works as a music industry consultant and project manager, along with Why Not Her? as an advocate and campaigner for equality in the music industry for womxn and acts of diversity. Linda’s unique insight into the world of music spans many different angles lending itself to a vast range of experience, and an extensively impressive list of contacts across the entertainment industry both in Ireland, the UK, and overseas. Linda was the acting editor of the award-winning lifestyle e-magazine in 2019 where she interviewed many inspiring women on the Women We Love column. She freelance writes for various webzines and magazines and is currently working on her first book set to be released in June 2022. She just launched a brand new Podcast Series called the Why Not Her? Podcast that focuses on amplifying the voices of womxn across a myriad of industries around the world as well as activists. You can listen to her podcast here: In her spare time, she likes to play musical instruments such as percussion, piano, ukulele, and guitar. She is also a qualified Nutritionist and is studying advanced anatomy and physiology.
  • Good Seed PR & Marketing - Music/Event/Art/Festival Promotional Services
    Good Seed PR & Marketing - Music/Event/Art/Festival Promotional ServicesGood Seed PR are renowned specialists in Music PR & Marketing in Ireland & the Uk. Having spent over 15 years developing our reputation; we are second to none in terms of our professionalism and industry awareness. At Good Seed, we celebrate being different. Not only do we pride ourselves with having represented some of the biggest releases by the biggest artists and bands in the world of music, we also pride ourselves in developing emerging talent. Acting as the conduit between the artist and
  • Why Not Her?
    Why Not Her?Why Not Her? is a Culture Change company with an incredible team of award-winning, prestigious human beings who strive to make the world a better, fairer and balanced place for everybody. We train in teams and companies in diversity, equality and inclusion and enable them to become culture and game changers. We are also data analysts who have created groundbreaking reports on the music industry and our work has appeared across National and International Media including The Guardian, The Sund
  • Founded Why Not Her? Collective
    Founded Why Not Her? CollectiveLinda Founded the Why Not Her? campaign, starting one of the biggest Gender, Equality & Diversity movements in the Music industry history. With over 100 million audience reach, the data reports compiled and created by Linda and her team have changed the music industry across Ireland and the UK for the better.
Work history
    Marketing ConsultantGood Seed PR
    London, United KingdomFull Time
  • Project Conception
  • Project Management
  • Media Communication
  • PR Campaigns
  • PR Strategy
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Music Consulting
  • Label Management
  • Creative Leadership
  • Advisory Services
    Top 12 Women in leadership within the 100 Game Changing Women In Ireland 2021The Irish Examiner
    Made the Top 100 Women changing Ireland in 2021, in the Top 12 women in leadership in Ireland.