An email from Prince: “Brian, I need to talk to you to explain something confidentially. Come and see me in Paris next week and hear some real music.(...)

Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2015. Photograph: Liza Geddes

Derry singer-songwriter Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year for her album Before We Forgot How To (...)

Deezer said it expected net proceeds of about €291 million from the IPO

Music streaming service Deezer said it expects to raise €300 millionfrom selling new shares when it lists on the Paris stock exchange later this month(...)

Apple launched Apple Music on Monday, a $9.99-a-month streaming music service that will likely alter the dynamics of how consumers listen to music

The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are investigating Apple’s negotiations with music companies to look for signs of potential antitrust(...)

The High Court has ordered the country’s second largest internet service provider to take measures to stop illegal downloading of music.Mr Justice Bri(...)

Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music want court injunctions requiring UPC to apply rules to combat illegal downloading which have already been agreed. File Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Three music companies claim UPC Communications, the country’s second largest internet service provider (ISP), must be forced by court order to move ag(...)

Broadcaster Gabby Logan: Perform board membership. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Online sportscaster Perform yesterday told shareholders to reject an €875 million offer by Len Blavatnik’s Access Group – owner of Warner Music – to t(...)

Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys on the main stage at Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally, Co Laois.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

YouTube is about to begin a mass cull of music videos by artists including Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, after a number of independent record labels r(...)

Young Irish fiddle player Daithí and The Original Rudeboys are among the ten artists shortlisted for this year’s Meteor Choice Music Prize awards.Irel(...)

Rudimental arriving for the MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam earlier this month. The Irish subsidiaries of Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music will ask the High Court on Monday to order five of the largest broadband providers to block access to file-sharing website Kickass Torrents. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Three of the world’s leading music companies will next week step up efforts to block access from Ireland to illegal file-sharing websites.The Irish su(...)