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Monjola is one of the 10 acts chosen for this year’s Rising programme

2FM has announced the 10 Irish acts it will promote and champion extensively throughout the year as part of its Rising inititative. The programme wil(...)

 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(...)

Coining it:  The music industry pumps €703 million  into the Irish economy, but these   headline figures don’t give much indication of what is happening for average musicians and songwriters. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The headline figures in the latest report by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (Imro) are impressive. In 2015, the latest year for which numbers are(...)

‘Music is part of our national identity,’ says Eleanor McEvoy, chairwoman of Irish music rights body Imro

A national music strategy should be established to promote growth in the industry and ensure the “business of music” is understood, according to the I(...)

Creative heart: singer and composer Eleanor McEvoy, chairwoman of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), in Brussels. Photograph: John Stapels.

Representatives of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) met Irish MEPs in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the importance to the music industry o(...)

Hozier, whose Take Me to Church was the most played song last year in Ireland. A new report reveal the Irish music sector contributes ove €470m to the local economy

The Irish music industry contributes over €470 million to the economy and supports more than 9,000 direct jobs, according to a new report.The study, w(...)

Bookmaker Paddy Power placed My Bloody Valentine’s ‘MBV’, Villagers’ ‘Awayland’ and Bell X1’s (above) ‘Chop Chop’ as favourites.

A shortlist of ten Irish bands has been announced for next month’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for best Irish album of 2013, highlights of w(...)