Soundwave founders Brendan O’Driscoll, Craig Watson and Aidan Sliney.

Music streaming company Spotify has bought Irish startup Soundwave for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will see the music analytics firm integrat(...)

More than 40 million surveys have been conducted with the Netigate platform over the last 10 years

Netigate, a Swedish provider of cloud-based services for online surveys, is to create 45 jobs at its new international headquarters in Cork. The new (...)

Marker Hotel at  Grand Canal Square in Dublin: Tetrarch Capital, its owner, is thinking of floating its hospitality interests on the Dublin stock market, according to the Sunday Times. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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Tetrarch Capital, which owns the Powerscourt, Marker and Citywest hotels, is undertaking a strategic review of its business in a move that could see i(...)

Apple is said to have the potential to be the leading music subscription service some time in 2017

Apple has passed 10 million subscribers for its music streaming service, taking six months to hit a milestone its arch-rival Spotify took six years to(...)

The 1916 Easter Rising won’t be the only anniversary receiving a rinsing in the coming months. As has become the norm, music observers and commentato(...)

The Beatles pictured in July 1965. Theband’s back catalogue of music will launch on a range of streaming services on Christmas Eve.

Years of waiting are over for Beatles fans wanting to listen to the Fab Four’s music on streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. Beatles(...)

Matthew Ogle, senior product developer at Spotify:  streaming firm’s Discover Weekly feature, which provides a personalised “mix tape” in playlist form for each of the company’s 75 million users, generated more than one billion streams in 10 weeks

Music discovery - using algorithims to create recommended playlists for users - is no longer optional for streaming services, Spotify told attendees (...)

YouTube unveils their new paid subscription service at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

YouTube is launching a subscription plan in the US this month that will give users unlimited advert-free access, as well as the site’s music streaming(...)

 Apple CEO Tim Cook sketched out his future vision of what cars will look like, with a greater infusion of technology at an event in California.(Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters)

Apple’s new music streaming service has netted more than 6.5 million paid users, the tech giant’s chief executive officer Tim Cook said on Monday. S(...)

Apple Music is “absolutely” a threat to traditional FM radio, according to Today FM’s Colm O’Sullivan, but its advent can be used to radio’s advantage too. “It makes us up our game.”

No single radio station in Ireland is “too powerful” in the eyes of the music business, while radio is still an important medium for industry reven(...)