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

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

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

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 '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 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.

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

“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.

From TheJournal.ie The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long? Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie There's a real life School of Rock in Dublin city centre We Got The Beat

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Bagpipe lung' death prompts warning for wind musicians Wind Instruments

'Bagpipe lung' death prompts warning for wind musicians

Players advised to swab instruments each time they use

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok Back Off

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin is to unite for a Concert for Paris tonight Solidarity

Dublin is to unite for a Concert for Paris tonight

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

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'

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

From TheJournal.ie Gay people 'more likely to dodge tickets', metro workers told Madrid

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

An investigation has been launched into the leaked memo.

The new guitar centre at Times Square is hell on earth

Spare a thought for the employees.

From TheJournal.ie Why aren't all musicians getting paid for playing at Irish festivals this summer? Money Money Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become Cultural Voice

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why Exchange Dublin desperately needs your support Watch This Space

Column: Why Exchange Dublin desperately needs your support

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.

From TheJournal.ie Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years Copyright

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is filming a performance on your mobile phone acceptable? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

We’d like to know what you think…

From TheJournal.ie Forbes lists the 25 richest musicians in 2012 Rich List

Forbes lists the 25 richest musicians in 2012

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

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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...

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lunasa and the Brain' event explores connection between music and movement Movement

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

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

Glam rock legend Bowie celebrates turning 65 Bowie This post contains videos

Glam rock legend Bowie celebrates turning 65

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

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

RAPPER JAY-Z has topped a list of the world’s richest rappers, beating P Diddy, Eminem and 50 Cent.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a whopping $63m last year but he still made less than his wife Beyonce. The Empire States of Mind rapper grosses over $1m a gig and has investments in a clothing line, nightclub chain and owns a share of the New Jersey Nets basketball team.

Rapper Lil Wayne has managed to continue his earning despite being behind bars but there are a few who suffered. Kayne West’s earnings fell from $25m last year to $12m this year on foot of an outburst during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s VMAs.

Forbes magazine which compiled the list said rappers weren’t hit by the recession. The top 20 rappers racked up over $300m in earnings last year, the same as the previous year.

  1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
  2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
  3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
  4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
  5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
  6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
  7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
  8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
  9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
  10. Kanye West – $12 million