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Musicians, promoters, marketers, etc, gathered for panel discussions and networking opportunities, as well as attending showcase gigs at Cyprus Avenue for emerging bands.
Darcus Beese worked his way up at Island Records from teaboy to president. Along the way, he discovered everyone from Amy Winehouse to Hozier. Now he’s coming to Ireland for the inaugural Music Cork record industry seminar, writes Ed Power.
Brian Deady’s disappearing act was strategic to his new deal with Decca Records says, Ed Power
Ryan Sheridan erased an entire album because he thought it wasn’t good enough, he tells Ed Power. What he did next went straight to number one
Stephen Witt has documented how a generation came to expect all their music for free, writes Eoghan O’Sullivan.
A quiet Sunday in with the tellly. Lovely.
The Lyric FM presenter has gathered some of his favourite tunes for a new album, writes Ed Power
Their busking days stood Hudson Taylor in good stead for their highly anticipated debut album, writes Ed Power
This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Meteor Choice Music Prize, with the winners announced at a live event Thursday, March 5 in Dublin’s Vicar Street.
Three music companies claim UPC Communications, the country’s second largest internet service provider (ISP), must be forced by court order to move against it subscribers who illegally download music and other copyrighted material.
Cork Opera House
The Irish arm of record giant Universal Music enjoyed a tenfold increase in profits last year as the acquisition of part of fellow recording company EMI helped it to higher revenues.
Chart star Morrissey claims he has been dropped by his record label less than a month after releasing his first new album for five years, which charted highly around the world.
LIKE any sport that is characterised by endurance this year’s Indiependence Music & Arts Festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, seemed to communicate the value of peaking at the right moment.
They’re more popular than ever and writing songs for David Guetta, but it hasn’t all been plain sailing for the Macnamara sisters, writesEd Power
George Michael has sparked rumours he's retiring after shutting down his website.
Meet Kevin Walker - the singing midfielder who's just become a household name in Sweden. And his dad's from Carlow.
There must be music in the air around north Cork to attract the kind of talent that makes it to the national final of The Voice Of Ireland, RTÉ’s singing competition now in its second year.
Stereophonics’ new album is both a comeback and a departure, says Ed Power
Hopes over the future of collapsed music chain HMV were raised today after its debt was bought by the restructuring business behind HMV Canada.
HMV stores in Ireland will remain closed and will not honour gift vouchers despite them now being accepted in Britain.
As HMV staff await wages they have been promised, it has been reported that major media companies will offer support to any buyer willing to rescue the ailing retailer.
Music labels and film studios are reportedly planning to throw their weight behind a rescue deal for collapsed retailer HMV.
Bosses at stricken retail chain HMV today said they were “convinced” they can secure a future for the business despite collapsing into administration after poor Christmas sales.
HMV shares have been suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange, with the news that the company has appointed administrators.
Entertainment store HMV has become the latest high street casualty as it called in administrators.
Up to 300 jobs are at risk here as music retailer HMV last night announced it is to go into administration.
HMV’s new boss yesterday warned that the entertainment group is in talks with banks over its future following worse-than-expected trading in the run-up to Christmas.
HMV’s new boss today warned the entertainment group is in talks with banks over its future following worse-than-expected trading in the run-up to Christmas.
Despite losing momentum since his Mercury Prize nomination, Fionn Regan has a brand new album to promote, says Ed Power
Bestselling records last year by Katy Perry and David Guetta were not enough to offset the decline in sales and profits at the Irish unit of music giant EMI.
I’m the youngest of nine. Not one of them is in showbiz!
US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has a fight on his hands if he wants to keep using Thin Lizzy’s music in his campaign.
'The Voice of Ireland' hopefuls were warned today that they have until Monday, September 3 to apply.
Troubled music retailer HMV slumped to a loss of £16.2m today, but said its recovery was on track as it ramps up sales of electronic devices.
The management upheaval at music chain HMV continued today after its finance director said he planned to follow the company’s chief executive out the door.
Richard Branson is considering buying back Virgin Records more than 40 years after founding the business that spawned his empire.
Despite the wacky clothes and the quirky persona, Paloma Faith is a sensible girl, says Ed Power, as he chats to her over the phone at her local Tesco
The voice of Ireland belongs to Carlow singer Pat Byrne.
The future of ailing music and film retailer HMV was looking more secure today after suppliers including Universal Music came to its rescue.
Robbie Williams has left EMI.
Lady Gaga's British website has been hacked.
Enterprise Minister Mary Hanafin has scotched rumours she was poised to rush through new laws to cut off internet users who illegally download music.
AN order of Benedictine nuns which is cut off from the outside world has signed a major record deal with the company behind Lady GaGa, it was announced.
BRITISH Prime Minister Gordon Brown might not like them, Simon Cowell might even hate them but X Factor duo John and Edward won’t care as they belt their way through the Ghostbusters theme tune on tonight’s show.
UK schoolboy footballer Tyler Rix scored a £1m (€1.1m) four-album deal today.
Amy Winehouse is reportedly planning on leaving her music label Island Records after the release of her next LP.
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