U2 back on stage at Croke Park, thirty years after they performed “The Joshua Tree” in Dublin. The band is one of a number represented by Universal Music. Photograph: Eric Luke

Revenues from the sale of CDs more than halved at Universal Music Ireland 2016 hitting profits at the group. Accounts just filed with Companies Offi(...)

Heathers kick-started their careers when their music was featured on Discover Ireland campaigns

Turn on any national television station and chances are you’ll hear music by an Irish artist during the commercial break. What began as a trickle of m(...)

Apple Music is “absolutely” a threat to traditional FM radio, according to Today FM’s Colm O’Sullivan, but its advent can be used to radio’s advantage too. “It makes us up our game.”

No single radio station in Ireland is “too powerful” in the eyes of the music business, while radio is still an important medium for industry reven(...)

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Bumper sales by the likes of Rihanna were not enough to prevent pre-tax profits tumbling for Universal Ireland. Photograph: Getty

Bumper sales of music by Rihanna and Emeli Sandi were not enough to prevent pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of music giant Universal plunging by more(...)