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From TheJournal.ie Drugs, child abuse and infidelity: The tragic life of Whitney Houston A Life Story

Drugs, child abuse and infidelity: The tragic life of Whitney Houston

A new documentary by Kevin Macdonald uncovers how the singer was abused by a relative as a child.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Lomax: The man who wanted to save Irish traditional music with his tape recorder Lomax In éirinn

Alan Lomax: The man who wanted to save Irish traditional music with his tape recorder

A new documentary looks at Lomax’s work in the US and here in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie YouTube Music now available in Ireland as Google expands service to 17 countries Music To Ears

YouTube Music now available in Ireland as Google expands service to 17 countries

It offers both an ad-supported free option or an ad-free subscription service.

From TheJournal.ie London gang members banned from making music glorifying violence Notting Hill

London gang members banned from making music glorifying violence

Members of the gang were also jailed for planning a violent attack on a rival gang.

From TheJournal.ie From a gin village to a snorkel safari: Here's what's happening this weekend Something For The Weekend

From a gin village to a snorkel safari: Here's what's happening this weekend

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Louis Walsh is leaving The X Factor after 13 years Ex Factor

Louis Walsh is leaving The X Factor after 13 years

The Mayo man is set to continue working on Ireland’s Got Talent.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had to imagine I was the Butcher Boy': What it's like writing the music for Hollywood movies Elliot Goldenthal

'I had to imagine I was the Butcher Boy': What it's like writing the music for Hollywood movies

We spoke to Elliot Goldenthal ahead of his event on Friday with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

From TheJournal.ie Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love Future Focus

Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love

Holograms, mixed-reality shows and songs written by algorithms: here’s what’s coming to your headphones.

From TheJournal.ie 8 of the greatest pubs around Ireland for a musical session... according to musicians Ob-seisiún

8 of the greatest pubs around Ireland for a musical session... according to musicians

We asked some Irish artists to share their personal picks. Here’s the list.

From TheJournal.ie UK music festival cancelled after two people died and 15 needed treatment Mutiny Festival

UK music festival cancelled after two people died and 15 needed treatment

An 18-year-old woman and 20-year-old man fell ill at the festival yesterday evening

From TheJournal.ie Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs kick off tonight - here's what you need to know Let's Get It Sheer-on

12 acts that most Irish people have probably seen live at some point

Sometimes it seems like some of these acts come free with the venue.

From TheJournal.ie Spotify drops R Kelly from all of its playlists as part of new 'hateful conduct' policy Sex Abuse Claims

Spotify drops R Kelly from all of its playlists as part of new 'hateful conduct' policy

R Kelly’s music will still be available on the platform but not on playlists curated by Spotify.

From TheJournal.ie Avicii 'could not go on any longer', family says in new statement Death

Avicii 'could not go on any longer', family says in new statement

The musician was found dead in Muscat, Oman, last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ 'cannot continue to fund' two orchestras Note Of Caution This post contains videos

RTÉ 'cannot continue to fund' two orchestras

A review into RTÉ’s orchestras has found one should become an independent institution.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Show Country Special tonight? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Show Country Special tonight?

It will feature a tribute to popular musician Big Tom, whose funeral is taking place today.

From TheJournal.ie Which Irish songs would you put in a European songbook? A Song For Europe

Which Irish songs would you put in a European songbook?

Maniac 2000 is sadly overlooked.

From TheJournal.ie Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation Streaming Cash This post contains videos

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation

The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang Charm Offensive

Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang

It was the first concert by South Korean performers in North Korea for more than a decade.

Can You Name All Of These Popular Artists From 2017?

This will probably make you feel very old.

From TheJournal.ie Fans warned about websites selling fake Rolling Stones tickets It's Only Rock N Roll

Fans warned about websites selling fake Rolling Stones tickets

You can’t always get what you want.

From TheJournal.ie Challenging the music industry: 'We'd get a cheque in the post for 10c' Deadbots

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Young Offenders gives 25-year-old song a huge boost - but band don't expect a windfall Frank And Walters

The Young Offenders gives 25-year-old song a huge boost - but band don't expect a windfall

We speak to the band’s drummer Ashley Keating about how they have coped with the many changes in the music industry.

From TheJournal.ie Planxty founder Liam Óg Ó Flynn dies at 72 Uilleann Pipes

Planxty founder Liam Óg Ó Flynn dies at 72

President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes to the late musician.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland, 12 points': Why some Eurovision countries consistently struggle to bag the high scores Irlande Douze Points

'Ireland, 12 points': Why some Eurovision countries consistently struggle to bag the high scores

Forget about the music, this is all about relationships.

From TheJournal.ie Country star Tim McGraw collapses during Dublin gig Country 2 Country

Country star Tim McGraw collapses during Dublin gig

His wife Faith Hill said he was “super dehydrated”.

From TheJournal.ie Cranberries to go ahead with anniversary album following death of Dolores O'Riordan Finish It

Cranberries to go ahead with anniversary album following death of Dolores O'Riordan

“This is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it.”

From TheJournal.ie 'A truly sad day': NME to close print edition after 66 years Thanks For The Music

'A truly sad day': NME to close print edition after 66 years

The magazine became free in September 2015, after years of declining sales.

People are hanging sheet music on Waltons' shutters after its closure on Monday

The store was a Dublin institution.

From TheJournal.ie Westport House's new boss plans to turn the iconic estate into a major concert venue Music

Westport House's new boss plans to turn the iconic estate into a major concert venue

Ex-Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands helped bring the MTV Music Awards to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Tonight's Dublin gig by pop band Erasure has been cancelled at the last minute A Little Respect

Tonight's Dublin gig by pop band Erasure has been cancelled at the last minute

Vocalist Andy Bell is suffering from a throat infection.

An official and vital ranking of the top 13 solo Spice Girls songs

Important analysis inside.

How Well Do You Remember These Bangers From 1998?

All these songs are 20 years old now. *gasps*

In news absolutely no one was expecting, Sting and Shaggy have made an album together

Yes, THAT Shaggy. The first curveball of 2018?

From TheJournal.ie Randy Newman cancels two Irish tour dates due to 'severe knee condition' Randy Newman

Randy Newman cancels two Irish tour dates due to 'severe knee condition'

The 74-year-old was set to perform shows in Dublin’s Vicar Street on 9 and 10 March.

7 unmissable telly appearances by The Cranberries at their absolute peak

Take some time to watch these.

From TheJournal.ie U2 confirm America and European dates, promise Dublin show announcement 'soon' On The Road

U2 confirm America and European dates, promise Dublin show announcement 'soon'

The tour will kick off in Oklahoma on 2 May.

How Well Do You Remember Leaving Cert Music?

Oh yeah. We’re taking you back there.