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#Music

# music - Saturday 10 February, 2018

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.

# music - Monday 29 January, 2018

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

Vocalist Andy Bell is suffering from a throat infection.

# music - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge An official and vital ranking of the top 13 solo Spice Girls songs Spice Girls

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

Important analysis inside.

# music - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge How Well Do You Remember These Bangers From 1998? You're Ancient

How Well Do You Remember These Bangers From 1998?

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

# music - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge In news absolutely no one was expecting, Sting and Shaggy have made an album together It Wasn't Me

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

Yes, THAT Shaggy. The first curveball of 2018?

# music - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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.

# music - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge 7 unmissable telly appearances by The Cranberries at their absolute peak Dream To Me

7 unmissable telly appearances by The Cranberries at their absolute peak

Take some time to watch these.

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

The tour will kick off in Oklahoma on 2 May.

# music - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge How Well Do You Remember Leaving Cert Music? Seachanges

How Well Do You Remember Leaving Cert Music?

Oh yeah. We’re taking you back there.

# music - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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.

# music - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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.

# music - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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 The Daily Edge 10 deadly tracks by Irish women you might have missed in 2017 Women Rock

# music - Thursday 14 December, 2017

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.

# music - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

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.

# music - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'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

# music - Sunday 19 November, 2017

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.

# music - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'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.

# music - Friday 10 November, 2017

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.

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.

# music - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

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.

# music - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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.

# music - Monday 23 October, 2017

Halloween party? We have a petrifying playlist for you

The devil has the best tunes.

# music - Sunday 22 October, 2017

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.

# music - Monday 18 September, 2017

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.

# music - Saturday 16 September, 2017

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.

# music - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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.

# music - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge 9 songs you probably didn't know are covers Got It Covered

9 songs you probably didn't know are covers

There is no original art anymore.

# music - Monday 4 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge 11 tweets that perfectly sum up today's post-EP comedown Ep2017

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

The struggle is so so real.

# music - Sunday 3 September, 2017

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.

# music - Saturday 2 September, 2017

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.

# music - Friday 1 September, 2017

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…

# music - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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.

# music - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

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.

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

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

# music - Monday 10 July, 2017

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.

# music - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Last night's Coldplay gig looked spectacular from the air

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

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.

# music - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

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.

# music - Sunday 18 June, 2017

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.

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