Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

From the paper – interview with Stephen Witt How Music Got Free may well be the best book on the music business you'll read this year
How playlists became the new rock’n'roll The rise and rise of playlists when it comes to finding out about and plugging music
Dr Dre “Compton” The hip-hop don is back with his first album since 1999. So what's the verdict?
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from Girl Band, Harvey Sutherland, Helena Hauff, Clap! Clap!, New Radicals, Jojee, Tek Lun, Tarquin and others
New Music – Axel Flovent, Amir Obe, AE MAK New acts to wow about from Iceland, Brooklyn/Detroit and Dublin
The MAMA of all takeovers Live Nation and Gaeity Investments expand their stock of venues and festivals
Is it time for David Byrne to critique the live music business? Now that the musician has called out streaming services and major labels, should the live music business be next on his list?
From the paper: the Trip to Tipp The birth of the modern Irish music festival at FĂ©ile in Thurles in 1990