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(...)

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singer and actor Bronagh Gallagher has warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the (...)

Report author Linda Coogan Byrne said the last time Irish radio supported female acts was during the era of Sinéad O’Connor, the Corrs and the Cranberries. Photograph: Paul Bergen/ Redferns

Most Irish radio stations rarely give airtime to Irish women musicians while some stations never feature home-grown female voices in their top 20 most(...)

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(...)

‘We know there’s even more to figure out,’ says Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek. Image: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

In February, pre-Covid-19, I spent two hours in the ornate confines of the Olympia Theatre being buffeted by fellow gig attendees whose height relativ(...)

Lankum’s Between The Earth & Sky is the Choice Music Award Album of the Year for 2019.

Dublin trad group Lankum have won Album of the Year at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Awards with their record, The Livelong Day. Lankum were awarded a c(...)

Johnny Lappin: ‘You never lose interest – it isn’t like a job that after 40 years you get a commemorative watch.’

Johnny Lappin knows a thing or two about a thing or two. He might even know, but possibly not admit for the sake of his health, where some bodies are (...)

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(...)

Reliance Investments Ltd plans to refurbish the 18th century Aldborough House on Portland Row for use as offices

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin into an office complex, despite criticism of the (...)

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright are among the nominees for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year. Vincent Mc(...)

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