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'People are dying to dance': Entertainment industry gears up as restrictions on live music ease
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# Let's Dance

'People are dying to dance': Entertainment industry gears up as restrictions on live music ease

Sep 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,016 Views 16 Comments
  • Those working in the sector have already seen an increase in demand since the government announcement, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The industry has said the PUP should continue to be available for workers in the industry until they can return to full employment.
Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
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Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,935 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
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Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dec 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 71,873 Views 19 Comments

The move aims to help those who want to take up occasional intermittent work without losing their payment,

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume
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Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume

Aug 31st 2020, 2:15 PM 18,788 Views 54 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin are meeting artists today.

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing
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# EXTRACT

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

Nov 13th 2019, 7:58 PM 14,326 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

'I did one gig and 12 people turned up': Irish musicians make documentary about reality of touring
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# Back To Basics

'I did one gig and 12 people turned up': Irish musicians make documentary about reality of touring

Oct 29th 2018, 10:00 AM 22,683 Views 28 Comments

The documentary looks at what happened when three independent musicians teamed up to tour Ireland.

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

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

May 30th 2018, 4:14 PM 20,897 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2017, 2:18 PM 64,347 Views 78 Comments

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.

46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine'
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# Better Late Than Never

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

Jun 15th 2017, 9:57 PM 14,074 Views 35 Comments

The anti-war track was first written in 1971.

It's Different For Girls - women love music, make music and are good at music, thanks very much
# Twist And Shout
# Twist And Shout

It's Different For Girls - women love music, make music and are good at music, thanks very much

Mar 17th 2017, 6:00 PM 7,793 Views 18 Comments

“Women gather in kitchens at parties and drunkenly point at their friends and say ‘THIS IS OUR SONG’ about every single song and then get them in a headlock”. Jenn Gannon is here for women and she’s here for music.

The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?
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The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?

Nov 10th 2016, 8:00 PM 837 Views 6 Comments

Music critic Michael Dervan writes about his journey to discovering more Irish composers in his book The Invisible Art, which is nominated for a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award.

There's a real life School of Rock in Dublin city centre
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# We Got The Beat

There's a real life School of Rock in Dublin city centre

Aug 28th 2016, 9:00 PM 21,091 Views 12 Comments

“It’s just like any job – you need to be working on your instrument eight hours a day.”

'Bagpipe lung' death prompts warning for wind musicians
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'Bagpipe lung' death prompts warning for wind musicians

Aug 23rd 2016, 11:43 AM 20,646 Views 26 Comments

Players advised to swab instruments each time they use

1,000 musicians played Rebel Rebel all together to pay tribute to David Bowie
# Rebel Rebel
# Rebel Rebel

1,000 musicians played Rebel Rebel all together to pay tribute to David Bowie

Aug 7th 2016, 4:22 PM 5,449 Views 1 Comment

Powerful.

Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok
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Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok

Jun 21st 2016, 3:44 PM 12,155 Views 61 Comments

Backing tracks are seen as a means of assisting (or even replacing) a performance.

Dublin is to unite for a Concert for Paris tonight
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# Solidarity

Dublin is to unite for a Concert for Paris tonight

Nov 20th 2015, 8:55 AM 28,540 Views 36 Comments

The orchestral production of all French music will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral from 8pm.

1,000 musicians played Foo Fighters all together to get Dave Grohl's attention
# Learn To Fly
# Learn To Fly

1,000 musicians played Foo Fighters all together to get Dave Grohl's attention

Jul 31st 2015, 8:23 AM 4,595 Views 8 Comments

And it was not a mess. In fact, it was pretty amazing.

Joni Mitchell is not in a coma, and expected to make 'a full recovery'
# Joni Mitchell
# Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is not in a coma, and expected to make 'a full recovery'

Apr 29th 2015, 7:31 AM 1,285 Views 0 Comments

Reports last night said the singer was “unresponsive” after being hospitalised in March.

Gay people 'more likely to dodge tickets', metro workers told
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# Madrid

Gay people 'more likely to dodge tickets', metro workers told

Feb 19th 2015, 10:20 PM 20,771 Views 36 Comments

An investigation has been launched into the leaked memo.

Galway buskers brilliantly cover the Game of Thrones theme
# The Westeros
# The Westeros

Galway buskers brilliantly cover the Game of Thrones theme

Aug 10th 2014, 12:01 PM 6,064 Views 5 Comments

Euros are coming.

The new guitar centre at Times Square is hell on earth
# What A Din
# What A Din

The new guitar centre at Times Square is hell on earth

Aug 10th 2014, 10:37 AM 2,924 Views 2 Comments

Spare a thought for the employees.

Why aren't all musicians getting paid for playing at Irish festivals this summer?
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# Money Money Money

Why aren't all musicians getting paid for playing at Irish festivals this summer?

Jun 28th 2014, 8:30 PM 43,135 Views 115 Comments

Musicians are joining together to begin a discussion on payment and ‘two-tier’ treatment at festivals. Here’s what they told us.

Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become
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# Cultural Voice

Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become

Feb 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 184 Views 41 Comments

There is the lack of any serious radical political or cultural response to the current crisis in Ireland, writes Ciaran McCullagh.

Column: Why Exchange Dublin desperately needs your support
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# Watch This Space

Column: Why Exchange Dublin desperately needs your support

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 120 Views 41 Comments

The eviction of Exchange is not just a problem for the people who participate in it, it is a problem for anyone who believes that the people who live in a city should have a say over how it is used, valued and managed, writes Patrick Bresnihan.

Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years
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# Copyright

Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years

Nov 5th 2013, 12:05 PM 4,858 Views 29 Comments

Copyright for musicians in Europe has been extended from 50 to 70 years, meaning artists in their later years won’t lose the benefits of their works.

Musicians read out mean tweets about themselves
# Twits
# Twits

Musicians read out mean tweets about themselves

Oct 10th 2013, 5:13 PM 4,482 Views 0 Comments

Your insults, delivered straight to Katy Perry, John Mayer, Lil Wayne, Selena Gomez and more.

Poll: Is filming a performance on your mobile phone acceptable?
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# Your Say

Poll: Is filming a performance on your mobile phone acceptable?

Apr 12th 2013, 10:01 AM 13,524 Views 90 Comments

We’d like to know what you think…

Forbes lists the 25 richest musicians in 2012
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# Rich List

Forbes lists the 25 richest musicians in 2012

Nov 30th 2012, 11:52 AM 42,113 Views 54 Comments

Dr Dre came out on top, with Irish rockers U2 taking the fourth spot.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 14th 2012, 10:30 AM 8,814 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Fancy yourself as an up-and-coming musician? RTE is looking for you...
# Prize
# Prize

Fancy yourself as an up-and-coming musician? RTE is looking for you...

Jun 9th 2012, 6:30 PM 3,510 Views 6 Comments

The second RAAP/RTE Breakthrough Bursary for emerging musicians will see €24,500 in prize money and guaranteed radio air play on RTE stations for the winners.

'Lunasa and the Brain' event explores connection between music and movement
# Movement
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# Movement

'Lunasa and the Brain' event explores connection between music and movement

Jun 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,364 Views 1 Comment

US neurology professor Steven Frucht will explore how learning to play music ‘remodels’ the brain.

Glam rock legend Bowie celebrates turning 65
# Bowie
# Bowie

Glam rock legend Bowie celebrates turning 65

Jan 8th 2012, 4:19 PM 501 Views 1 Comment

Happy birthday David! As the Brixton-born star celebrates his 65th birthday, we take a look back at some of his greatest hits.

New bands can win Windmill Lane recording session
# Band Battle
# Band Battle

New bands can win Windmill Lane recording session

Oct 5th 2011, 5:56 PM 481 Views 2 Comments

Adverts.ie Band Battle audition for chance to record at famous studios where U2 made their mark…

50 Cent - worth a lot more than you think
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50 Cent - worth a lot more than you think

Aug 18th 2010, 3:16 PM 430 Views 0 Comments

Jay Z tops list of World’s Richest Rappers.