Jay-Z and Beyonce promoted music service Tidal, but the service is still trailing rivals. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Jay Z is showing signs of buyer’s remorse. A year after buying struggling music-streaming service Tidal in a $56 million deal, the hip hop mogul(...)

Amazon: uses detailed data to monitor both managers and lower-level employees’ performance. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

When Spotify workers need a new keyboard, they go to a shelf and take one. There are no forms to fill in and no one to ask. There is just a sign sayin(...)

Soundwave founders Brendan O’Driscoll, Craig Watson and Aidan Sliney: Soundwave’s app service has celebrity fans, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and actor Stephen Fry

Soundwave Analytics, the Irish start-up acquired by music streaming firm Spotify earlier this year, saw accumulated losses more than doubled last yea(...)

Mark McCloskey: much of his early career was with Denis O’Brien’s Esat Telecom at a time when it was a proving ground for a whole generation of future Irish business leaders.

It all started in hospital, appropriately enough. Recuperating in a four-bed ward after knee surgery, access to the television quickly became an irrit(...)

 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(...)