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#Music Industry

# music-industry - Monday 6 August, 2018

'If Drake can't shift a bulk of physical albums, what hope have Irish musicians?'

Former Today FM CEO Peter McPartlin on how an Irish Album Day could harness the power of the LP.

# music-industry - Monday 19 March, 2018

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.

# music-industry - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

A new Bill is calling for a quota of Irish music on the radio - and the music industry isn't happy about it

Labour TD Willie Penrose has an amendment up for discussion this evening calling for a 40% quota of Irish music on Irish radios.

# music-industry - Saturday 13 February, 2016

This singer was called "too PC" because her video featured gay couples

“I just wanted to get across how dope making out is.”

# music-industry - Sunday 31 January, 2016

In this day and age, how do small bands make money?

“We found a few years ago that the Credit Union funded more Irish releases than all the major labels.”

# music-industry - Monday 2 November, 2015

Hologram concerts are coming, but would you pay to see 'Michael Jackson'? Back From The Dead This post contains videos

Hologram concerts are coming, but would you pay to see 'Michael Jackson'?

Developers are unsure about what the business model will be.

# music-industry - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Ireland's biggest home-owned chain of record stores is still growing

Sales at Golden Discs are bucking a global trend.

# music-industry - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here's how one duo did it

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

# music-industry - Sunday 5 April, 2015

How vinyl is saving the humble record store

The format has been going through a renaissance with music fans.

# music-industry - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Mick Wallace: Irish bands need more support so they don't rely on the dole

“Most of those starting their careers in the cultural industries recognise the dole as a necessary fact of life.”

# music-industry - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

# music-industry - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Illegal downloading and recession led to "hollowing out" of Irish music industry

A new report from IMRO details how the industry can begin to recover.

# music-industry - Friday 16 January, 2015

Believe it or not, CDs and vinyl made a big comeback last year

A revitalised HMV sold lots of both. What next, cassettes?

# music-industry - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Column: Passionate or possessive? Shakira forbidden from appearing in videos with men

International megastar Shakira has revealed that she no longer appears in music videos with male co-stars, because boyfriend Gerard Piqué has banned it, writes Lisa McInerney.

# music-industry - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Singer's image retouched before your eyes in striking music video Picture Perfect

Singer's image retouched before your eyes in striking music video

Hungarian singer Boggie is entirely transformed during the video for Nouveau Parfum.

# music-industry - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lily Allen and dancers respond to accusations of racism in her new video Hard Out Here

Lily Allen and dancers respond to accusations of racism in her new video

Reaction to the Hard out Here video has been mixed.

# music-industry - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lily Allen lays into Robin Thicke and the music industry in new video Hard Out Here

Lily Allen lays into Robin Thicke and the music industry in new video

It’s hard out here for a bitch!

# music-industry - Monday 7 October, 2013

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises

The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.

# music-industry - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Lisa McInerney: It’s patronising to say Miley Cyrus is being exploited by evil executives

Sinead O’Connor has written to Miley Cyrus expressing concern that she is being manipulated – but Cyrus is an industry veteran with who understands very well what she’s doing, writes Lisa McInerney.

# music-industry - Sunday 18 December, 2011

'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected

The broadband firm’s ‘three strikes’ system has reportedly been struck down in a move described as ‘highly significant’ for internet users.

# music-industry - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns

Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.

# music-industry - Monday 26 July, 2010

RETAIL GIANT HMV is set to take on the might of Apple’s iTunes.

The traditional music store is to open a new online outlet called HMVdigital. The store is powered by 7Digital, a download and streaming service that powers Spotify. HMV bought a 50% stake in 7Digital last September.

Songs on the site are being offered at the same price as those on Itunes – £0.99 but the top 40 singles will be sold at only £0.40. Apple charges a premium for its most popular songs. The site is offering a library of over 10million tracks.

As part of the new launch, HMV is offering five tracks for free on a first-come-first-served basis. Songs downloaded on HMV Digital will automatically synchronises with iTunes or Windows Media Player libraries and users can re-download tracks if they lose them.

Chart albums cost from £4.99.

HMV is one of the last big music stores standing after the collapse of Zavvi and Woolworths. The move is part of a new strategy for the organisation.