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# Music Industry

This year
Opinion: As Lewis Capaldi pulls back, he cuts through an unspoken form of ableism
Niamh Jimenez says Lewis Capaldi’s break from touring announced this week is an antidote to inspiration porn.
All time
Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.
Unwinding of Covid-19 restrictions to begin next week, says Minister McGrath
The live entertainment industry has expressed anger over a date for reopening not being finalised.
Music industry warns of 'ticking time bomb' as PUP cuts set to kick in next month
Today the Cabinet sub-committee is meeting to discuss the roadmap for the next phase of reopening.
Support package worth millions for live gigs and music industry to form part of Budget
Live music venues, big and small, will be able to apply for a minimum of €10,000 under the scheme,
'If Drake can't shift a bulk of physical albums, what hope have Irish musicians?'
Former Today FM CEO Peter McPartlin on how an Irish Album Day could harness the power of the LP.
Challenging the music industry: 'We'd get a cheque in the post for 10c'
We speak to Deadbots, who have found their own way of working within the music industry.
A new Bill is calling for a quota of Irish music on the radio - and the music industry isn't happy about it
Labour TD Willie Penrose has an amendment up for discussion this evening calling for a 40% quota of Irish music on Irish radios.
This singer was called "too PC" because her video featured gay couples
“I just wanted to get across how dope making out is.”
In this day and age, how do small bands make money?
“We found a few years ago that the Credit Union funded more Irish releases than all the major labels.”
Hologram concerts are coming, but would you pay to see 'Michael Jackson'?
Developers are unsure about what the business model will be.
Ireland's biggest home-owned chain of record stores is still growing
Sales at Golden Discs are bucking a global trend.
Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here's how one duo did it
We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.
How vinyl is saving the humble record store
The format has been going through a renaissance with music fans.
Mick Wallace: Irish bands need more support so they don't rely on the dole
“Most of those starting their careers in the cultural industries recognise the dole as a necessary fact of life.”
That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business
Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.
Illegal downloading and recession led to "hollowing out" of Irish music industry
A new report from IMRO details how the industry can begin to recover.
Believe it or not, CDs and vinyl made a big comeback last year
A revitalised HMV sold lots of both. What next, cassettes?
Column: Passionate or possessive? Shakira forbidden from appearing in videos with men
International megastar Shakira has revealed that she no longer appears in music videos with male co-stars, because boyfriend Gerard Piqué has banned it, writes Lisa McInerney.
Singer's image retouched before your eyes in striking music video
Hungarian singer Boggie is entirely transformed during the video for Nouveau Parfum.
Lily Allen and dancers respond to accusations of racism in her new video
Reaction to the Hard out Here video has been mixed.
Lily Allen lays into Robin Thicke and the music industry in new video
It’s hard out here for a bitch!
TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises
The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.
Lisa McInerney: It’s patronising to say Miley Cyrus is being exploited by evil executives
Sinead O’Connor has written to Miley Cyrus expressing concern that she is being manipulated – but Cyrus is an industry veteran with who understands very well what she’s doing, writes Lisa McInerney.
'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected
The broadband firm’s ‘three strikes’ system has reportedly been struck down in a move described as ‘highly significant’ for internet users.
Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns
Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.
HMV to take on Apple
Should Steve Jobs be worried?