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Monjola is one of the 10 acts chosen for this year’s Rising programme

2FM has announced the 10 Irish acts it will promote and champion extensively throughout the year as part of its Rising inititative. The programme wil(...)

Eleanor McEvoy  said the €50 million which has been given to the live music sector marks an “unprecedented” in attitudes to the unfunded sector.  Photograph : Aidan Crawley

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has said she expects musicians and crew to benefit directly from the €50 million allocated to the live music sector i(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy: “Working in the music industry has never been easy, and we are now about to witness the most difficult times in the history of that industry.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is speeding up distribution of royalty payments to its members in response to the collapse of art(...)

Eleanor McEvoy, chair of IMRO, said revenues from music have ‘gone off a cliff’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Covid-19 has led to a “really dire time” for those who work in the music industry with many wondering if and when they can get back to playing live ag(...)

A House: their album I Am the Greatest is to receive the second NCH/Imro Trailblazer Award

It’s another hell-freezes-over moment for Irish rock. After last year’s surprise regrouping of Microdisney, another of Ireland’s most acclaimed but de(...)

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SATURDAY 24 STEPHEN JAMES SMITH Button Factory Dublin 7.30pm €15 buttonfactory.ie Anyone interested in contemporary spoken-word will know that Steph(...)

Culture Night 2018:   ballerinas from Dance Ireland with drumming sensations the Hit Machine. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Friday is Culture Night all over Ireland. Do you: (a) put on comfy shoes, arm yourself with the guide or the app and let loose, collapsing with exhaus(...)

Eleanor McEvoy: “A Woman’s Heart”,  on which she was a co-writer, helped launch her career. “If it happened now, I would be earning nothing from it.” Photograph : Aidan Crawley

The Government needs a national music strategy to protect composers and musicians if the country is to maintain a commercially viable and successful m(...)

Microdisney: if the band  had been a person, they would have been a bit arrogant, always sarcastic, well read, funny, cynical, sometimes pretentious, sometimes too smart-arsed; seemingly incapable of giving you a serious, straight answer. Photograph: David Corio/Redferns

The Ryanair Generation was arguably the first that didn’t regard emigration as a disaster. Because of the cheap flights, London didn’t seem so far awa(...)

Coining it:  The music industry pumps €703 million  into the Irish economy, but these   headline figures don’t give much indication of what is happening for average musicians and songwriters. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The headline figures in the latest report by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (Imro) are impressive. In 2015, the latest year for which numbers are(...)

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