Move in close: if you’re heading to one of Taylor Swift’s two Dublin shows, get ready to be her friend. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty

1: She takes a stand Taylor Swift has always championed the underdog, so no one was terribly surprised when she picked a fight with Apple. Swift’s vic(...)

Damon Albarn and the  Blur who have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Electric Picnic

Blur have been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year's Electric Picnic. The former Britpop stalwarts have just released their fir(...)

Hozier performs “I Put a Spell On You” with  Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Reuters. 2:35

Bray singer Hozier missed out on a Grammy for song of the year, but stole the show with his duet performance with Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Gram(...)

 Hozier has received a Brit nomination for International Solo Male. Photograph: PA

Bray singer-songwriter Hozier has recorded another milestone in his rapid rise to stardom, picking up a Brit nomination for International Solo Male.Th(...)

Soak from Derry

ANNIE MAC BBC Radio 1 DJ LAPSLEY Eighteen, Scouse, sassy, self-taught: there is nothing not to love about Holly Fletcher. She stayed(...)

The new Discovery Sport is the replacement for the outgoing Freelander model.

Somewhere on the side of an Icelandic hill sits a €70,000 new Land Rover Discovery Sport, abandoned and entombed in icy snow. As I write this from the(...)

Andrew Byrne Hozier has been nominated for a Grammy in the Song of the Year category for ‘Take Me To Church’. Above pictured performing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on December 4th. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish singer Hozier is among the early Grammy nominees in the top categories announced by the Recording Academy on Friday. He is nominated in the Song(...)

It’s fascinating what a change of geographical location can do for a musician. For her 13th solo album, r’n’b queenpin Blige moved to London, (...)

 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure at a press briefing to launch BandAid30 in London yesterday. Photograph:  Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

For 30 years it has remained one of pop’s most polarising songs – a track that has raised millions for charity while also being described by Morrisse(...)

 Alex White, Co-Founder, Next Big Sound, discusses Moneyball for the Music Industry: What Analytics Can Teach Us About Music on the music stage at the Web Summit. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

The head of a music data analytics company has explained how he is playing “moneyball” with the music industry. Next Big Sound chief executive Alex Wh(...)