Digital music: mainstream for some time

Digital music has been mainstream for some time, with download services such as iTunes putting the music format into the hands of even the most staunc(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)

Well-known journalist David Carr has died aged 58. Photograph: Andrea Morales/The New York Times 0:51

David Carr, a writer who wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at The New York Times and th(...)

David Byrne: one of the few musicians still fighting the fight on behalf of musicians

One of the most important voices is usually missing from any of the ongoing debates about the music business. Be it the chatter around streaming ro(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

Regrouping: Romeo Stodart, Angela Gannon, Michele Stodart and Sean Gannon

It’s been four years since the last album – an age in today’s music business. Well, my sister [Michele] made a solo album in 2012. It was someth(...)

Born in Raheny, Dublin, Alan Richie Taylor attended secondary school at St Fintan’s, Sutton. He went to University College Dublin to study archaeology but opted instead to make a career out of music. Photograph:  Ronan Lang/Feature File

Alan Richie Taylor, who has died aged 61, unexpectedly after a short illness, was one of Ireland’s best-known music and entertainment news journalists(...)

Eddie Vedder: letter man. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eddie Vedder, Rihanna, Neil Young and Roger Waters have all have had something to say of late about the living hell that is the Israel/Hamas conflict.(...)

A generation has grown up never having had the pleasure of a crystal clear line.

Technology, we generally accept, improves and advances the quality of life. “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advancement through technology), as our frie(...)

The Beach Boys with Al Jardine (second from left) and Brian Wilson (centre) in November 1964. Thetwo will play together in Cork next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Fans of legendary group The Beach Boys are in for a treat next month with the news that original founding member, Al Jardine is to join his old bandma(...)