Rovio has failed to create new hit games since the 2009 launch of Angry Birds, the top paid mobile app of all time, though it has tried to capitalise on its most successful brand by licensing its use on string of consumer products.

Finland’s Rovio, maker of mobile phone game Angry Birds, forecast its earnings would fall for a third consecutive year and said it planned to slash up(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Director Mark Cousins with Helena Bereen, who plays the personification of the city in I Am Belfast

Belfast is a city that resists easy interpretation: nothing that happens there is ever as it initially seems. Because of this, many films about the(...)

“People say to me, ‘Do you ever get nervous?’ and I say, ‘If an album bombs, I’ll make another one.’ I’ve made enough sh*t records – and great records – to know that you ride it out”

It’s towards the end of the interview that it happens. We’ve been discussing the rumours of a mooted collaboration between Noel Gallagher and Blur (...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

Chloe Howl: tunes and chutzpah

Another weekend, another festival for music fans to flock to in search of sonic thrills. Indiependence has been pulling the crowds to Mitchelstown,(...)

Publicis chief executive Maurice Levy said the strong euro was also to blame for chipping away at the group’s growth. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

French advertising group Publicis has warned it would be “very difficult” to meet its sales growth target this year after a second-quarter slowdown, c(...)

Movie music: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, scored by Howard Shore, in concert
They shoot, they score

To show the power of a film score, Conrad Pope suggests a simple experiment. Go to the end of a movie you know well and watch the final scenes with th(...)

Remy has been hit by a Chinese government crackdown on gift-giving and a slowing of its economic growth

French spirits group Remy Cointreau has forecast a return to growth in the key Chinese market next year on the back of increased promotional efforts, (...)

Half the country might be stomping around the fields of Laois at the Electric Picnic this weekend, but if you believe good festivals come in small pac(...)