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The very phrase “graveyard slot” suggests quietude, decay, stillness; the very antithesis of what makes for good radio. Due in part to lower listener (...)

Taylor Swift: ‘Save all your dirtiest jokes for me.’ Photograph:  Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images

Taylor Swift wants you to know that she can do anything. Testing the waters with a drum ’n’ bass wobble in 2012’s I Knew You Were Trouble, the singer (...)

The idea of ‘entrainment’  means  our bodies tend to sync with rhythms from the world around us, especially the rhythms of music.

Cuing up some Calvin Harris or Macklemore during short, intense workouts might change how we feel about the exercise, according to a useful new study (...)

Pink performing at the Brit Awards 2019 at the O2 Arena, London. She picked up the award for outstanding contribution to music. Photograph: Victoria Jones

Calvin Harris and The 1975 have won two prizes each at the Brit Awards 2019, while the likes of Pink, Jorja Smith, Little Mix and George Ezra have won(...)

Calvin Harris accepts the award for British producer of the year at the 2019 Brit awards. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Calvin Harris and The 1975 took home two gongs each at the 39th Brit Awards as female artists were snubbed. Both Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie scored four (...)

Dua Lipa: picked up four nominations. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Singers Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jess Glynne and George Ezra are among the nominees for next month’s Brit Awards, Britain’s annual pop music honours, in (...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Drake was most-streamed artist in Ireland and globally.  Photograph:  Harmony Gerber/Getty

Ireland’s love affair with rap continued in 2018 with Drake, Post Malone and Eminem the most-streamed artists of the year among Irish users of Spotify(...)

Body talk: HappyAlone. Photograph: Nicholas O’Donnell

Who: HappyAlone  What: Ambient trip-pop trio Where: Cork Why: Most bands these days are too self-aware to adopt nicknames or embrace an imaginary(...)

Bono performs with U2 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the US leg of their d’s Experience + Innocence tour. Photograph: Photograph: Shane Bevel/The New York Times

In time-honoured Irish begrudger fashion, here is even more reason to bitch: U2’s wealth is now an estimated £569 million (€647.7 million) – up a whop(...)

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