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(...)

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(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy, Steve Wall  and Victor Finn at the launch of a new report for the IMRO. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook should be legally compelled to remunerate fairly musicians whose work is uploaded to their services, ac(...)

  Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation  Frances Fitzgerald with  Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon     at the Robotics and Drives stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Offaly. Photograph:  Karl Hussey/Fennells

What would you do with an extra two days off per week? This was the question posed to Irish dairy farmers this week by Dutch agri-robotics company Le(...)

Aldborough House on Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Redevelopment plans for the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin, Aldborough House on Portland Row, have been sharply criticised by the Department of(...)

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(...)

Choice nominees Rusangano Family: could this be the year when they show the prize that hip hop is boss? Photograph: Eric Luke

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its shortlist for 2016. The prize picks the best Irish album of the previous calendar year. This year’s sh(...)

Charles Haughey: in 1969, the then minister for finance introduced the artists’ exemption. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was introduced by Charlie Haughey in 1969 to support local talent and attract artists to settle in Ireland. Now, judging by documents released in p(...)

Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2015. Photograph: Liza Geddes

Derry singer-songwriter Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year for her album Before We Forgot How To (...)

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