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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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths' Music Education

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'

Countless research papers would confirm this impact that music can have on improving memory retention and language processing, writes Chris Rooney.

From TheJournal.ie Spotify hit with €1.3 billion copyright lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young publisher Copyright Breach

Spotify hit with €1.3 billion copyright lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young publisher

Wixen Music Publishing, Inc claims Spotify failed to seek licenses for significant parts of its 30 million-song catalog.

From TheJournal.ie Bono said that music has become 'very girly' and a lot of people aren't happy about it Achtung Bono

Bono said that music has become 'very girly' and a lot of people aren't happy about it

The Irish rock star was speaking to Rolling Stone magazine.

From TheJournal.ie The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years Top Brass

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.

From TheJournal.ie We went behind-the-scenes with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for Christmas Tuning Up This post contains videos

We went behind-the-scenes with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for Christmas

From playing the soundtrack to ET and Harry Potter, the orchestra have been keeping busy this festive season.

From TheJournal.ie 'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition Unesco This post contains videos

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

From TheJournal.ie The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune' Life As A Musician

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'

Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.

From TheJournal.ie 'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube' Questions Of Copyright

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'

At the launch of a new IMRO report today, there was a serious focus on the issue of copyright and how much musicians make from sites like YouTube.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money? Revenue This post contains a poll

Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money?

The national broadcaster is legally required to maintain orchestras and choirs.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands The Arts

RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were founded in 1948.

From TheJournal.ie Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin RIP

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case Lose Yourself

New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case

The National Party had used a work entitled ‘Eminem Esque’ which the rapper’s publishers said was actually one of his songs under a different name.

From TheJournal.ie Halloween party? We have a petrifying playlist for you Monster Mashup

Halloween party? We have a petrifying playlist for you

The devil has the best tunes.

From TheJournal.ie How a Limerick singer went from playing guitar to procrastinate to a new album and a tour of Germany Emma Langford

How a Limerick singer went from playing guitar to procrastinate to a new album and a tour of Germany

Emma Langford released her debut album this week.

From TheJournal.ie Lady Gaga postpones European leg of her tour due to battle with chronic illness Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga postpones European leg of her tour due to battle with chronic illness

The singer suffers from fibromyalgia and a statement issued by promoter Live Nation said this left her unable to perform.

From TheJournal.ie How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble Opinion

How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble

Singer-songwriter by night, book publisher by day, Ciara Sidine was questioning her choice of career. But then she found her way to inspiration.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new piano in Pearse Station and people are being encouraged to play it Give It A Go

There's a new piano in Pearse Station and people are being encouraged to play it

Irish Rail has installed the decorated piano on the southbound platform of the station.

9 songs you probably didn't know are covers

There is no original art anymore.

11 tweets that perfectly sum up today's post-EP comedown

The struggle is so so real.

From TheJournal.ie Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dies at 67 RIP This post contains videos

Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dies at 67

Becker missed a number of concerts in July due to illness.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic Stradbally This post contains images

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic

Tickets for the festival sold out within minutes back in March.

From TheJournal.ie Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic Electric Feel

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did you ever own an iPod nano or shuffle? And The Beat Goes On This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you ever own an iPod nano or shuffle?

Apple announced yesterday that it was discontinuing the sale of the two devices.

From TheJournal.ie Ed Sheeran praised for 'protecting his true fans' by recalling 10,000 tickets Ticket Touting

Ed Sheeran praised for 'protecting his true fans' by recalling 10,000 tickets

The recall only affected UK tour dates, according to a statement from Sheeran’s team.

From TheJournal.ie Golden Discs has bounced back thanks to vinyl's 'renaissance' Back In Black

Golden Discs has bounced back thanks to vinyl's 'renaissance'

The chain’s traditional record sales more than doubled last year.

From TheJournal.ie Promoters issue warning as Ed Sheeran tickets pop up on resale websites at inflated prices Ticket Touts

Promoters issue warning as Ed Sheeran tickets pop up on resale websites at inflated prices

Over 300,000 tickets have been sold for the singer’s seven dates in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Last night's Coldplay gig looked spectacular from the air Lights Will Guide You

Last night's Coldplay gig looked spectacular from the air

The English band played to over 80,000 fans in GAA headquarters.

From TheJournal.ie This empty old house is being turned into a unique venue for a Sligo festival The Walls Have Ears

This empty old house is being turned into a unique venue for a Sligo festival

A building called Breda Murphy’s House is being turned into a temporary gig venue.

From TheJournal.ie As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit Been A Hard Pay Fight

As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit

The former Beatle had filed an action against Sony ATV Music Publishing.

From TheJournal.ie Music made by one of Catholicism's biggest rebels is being celebrated in Dublin Martin Luther

Music made by one of Catholicism's biggest rebels is being celebrated in Dublin

The festival Mighty Fortress pays tribute to Martin Luther’s music, which played a big part in his religious world.

From TheJournal.ie 46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine' Better Late Than Never This post contains videos

46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine'

The anti-war track was first written in 1971.

From TheJournal.ie Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't Body And Soul

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

From TheJournal.ie German rock festival resumes after 'terrorist threat' proves false Rock Am Ring

German rock festival resumes after 'terrorist threat' proves false

The event was evacuated yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Trailblazing rock star Gregg Allman dies aged 69 Allman Brothers

Trailblazing rock star Gregg Allman dies aged 69

The Allman Brothers shot to fame with hits such as Whipping Post and Midnight Rider.