Minding Creative Minds is an initiative founded by Dave Reid (right), artist manager who runs the RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Sting said it’s ‘absolutely essential’ his music has a ‘home where it is valued and respected’. Photograph: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Sting has sold his songwriting catalogue, including hits with the Police such as Every Breath You Take and Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, and s(...)

Davy Spillane had sued Tara Enterprises Limited, its subsidiary Tara Music Company Limited and those companies’ managing director and owner John Cook. Photograph: iStock

Renowned musician Davy Spillane has “amicably resolved” High Court proceedings he brought against recording companies for allegedly breaching agreemen(...)

Bruce Springsteen is reported to have sold the  rights to his catalogue to Sony Music in a deal worth about €440 million. Photograph: Ross Marino/Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen has sold his masters and music publishing rights to Sony Music in a deal worth about $500 million (€441.7 million), entertainment pu(...)

Bowie died in 2016 and left his estate to his second wife Iman and two children. Photograph:  William Conran/PA

Warner Music is in talks to acquire David Bowie’s songwriting catalogue and is raising $535 million (€473 million) in debt to support the potential ac(...)

Cartier owner, Richemont, has not kept pace with competitors during a decade-long boom for the luxury industry largely driven by Chinese consumers. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Activist hedge fund Third Point has taken a stake in Swiss luxury group Richemont, which owns watch and jewellery brands Cartier and Van Cleef & A(...)

Members of Abba on display at its Voyage event in Stockholm. The band, which has a deal with Universal Music Group, has returned with new music for the first time in nearly four decades. Photograph: Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency/AFP

Spotify’s corporate ears are largely attuned to podcasts these days, but even if they weren’t, the exact rates of growth in its active user base never(...)

Adele hosting Saturday Night Live in October 2020, a rare public appearance during a six-year hiatus. Photograph: Will Heath/NBC via Getty

As teasers go, it yielded scant information: the number 30 illuminated on the side of the Louvre in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, the Tate Modern in L(...)

CEO and co-founder of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave: he claims  he had sought a larger slice of the pie for employees of Web Summit

In mid-July an ambiguous post popped up on Paddy Cosgrave’s busy Twitter feed. A “couple of people” he knew, the Web Summit founder said, “would do w(...)

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Government ministers in Britain have referred the case of the market dominance of major record labels to the Competition and Markets Authority. The D(...)

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