Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The wrap is still serving an apprenticeship Shipping, Air BnB, brands, dead rock stars, flashbacks, Axl Rose, Walmart etc
You know it’s summer when festivals fall apart The Ravel√≥id festival demonstrates that some still think putting on a music festival is easy
OTR column – some lessons from the Canadians A report on last week's Canadian Music Week in Toronto
What trends are set to change Irish festivals? The first in a series of event-related talks looks at the trends which are going to have an impact on your favourite festival
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from Jessy Lanza, DJDS, James Blake, Laszlo Dancehall, Terry Callier, Dexys, Mark Pritchard and more
The government’s problem with the arts Funding and the hope of funding means the arts community are prepared to accept this abusive relationship
Anohni’s eco agenda "Hopelessness" is a powerful piece of work, but Anohni's interest in climate change and ecology goes back some time
Just how do you release a new album in 2016? Surprise albums mean we're seeing an interesting conundrum develop around the process of new releases