Girls Rock Dublin. Photograph: Kristy Hal

A number of Irish initiatives are addressing gender imbalance in the music industry. “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times,” B(...)

Cardi B performing at the Grammys in 2018. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Grammy Awards are supposed to be music’s biggest party. But in recent years the show has also become a piñata for critics, activists and even majo(...)

US singer Neil Diamond performs at the Glastonbury Festival in 2008. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

US singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music’s all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and plans to retire f(...)

Adele: the only artist to win Grammys for album, record and song of the year twice. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards for her album 25, an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards a(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

 Professional free runner Jason Paul performs a twisting jump off an obstacle while Intel technology records data in real time. The low-cost, low-energy Curie module is at the heart of Intel’s wearable strategy.

Intel teamed up with big names such as Lady Gaga for its CES address, but the real star of the technology giant’s show was an Irish-designed computer (...)

Taylor Swift performs during her ‘1989’ World Tour in Sydney last month. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty

California hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy nominations on Monday, scoring 11 nods including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly.”(...)

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(...)

Horace Silver in an image from the sleeve of the Blue Note record Senor Blues - Cool Eyes.

Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died at age 85.Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the (...)

Musician Jeff Hanneman of Slayer performs onstage during The Big 4 held at the Empire Polo Club in April 2011 in Indio, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The death has taken place of pioneering musician and founding member of thrash metal band Slayer, Jeff Hanneman. He was 49. Hanneman died(...)