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# music - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen

Minister Catherine Martin said the government would not be discouraging live music.

# music - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

# music - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs Empire State Building This post contains videos

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs

The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.

# music - Friday 14 August, 2020

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

# music - Monday 20 July, 2020

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic

The British magazine will publish its final issue on 28 July.

# music - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these famous drummers?

And a one, and a two and a one, two, three, four.

# music - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Across Irish radio stations, female artists make up just 7% of the top Irish artists played

New research has highlighted the lack of airplay for female Irish artists.

# music - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know this Irish music trivia?

Let’s test your knowledge…

# music - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you name the artist behind these 2000s one-hit-wonders?

Do you remember which lad was preaching about having a bad day?

# music - Sunday 17 May, 2020

# music - Monday 11 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you finish these nonsensical song lyrics?

A wop bop a loo bop…

# music - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Quiz: Who is this famous person pictured with Bono?

He turns 60 today and he’s met many people along the way.

# music - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Rock 'n' roll great Little Richard dies aged 87 RIP This post contains videos

Rock 'n' roll great Little Richard dies aged 87

Citing the musician’s son, Rolling Stone magazine said the cause of death was unknown.

# music - Friday 8 May, 2020

Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'

The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.

# music - Thursday 7 May, 2020

# music - Friday 1 May, 2020

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies aged 79 RIP

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies aged 79

Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti’s band Africa ’70 in the 1960s and 1970s.

# music - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know 1990s Irish rock?

Cast your mind back.

# music - Monday 13 April, 2020

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral The Lone Tenor This post contains videos

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral

The concert was streamed online and is #1 on Youtube’s trending list.

# music - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding

Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.

# music - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the Glastonbury Festival?

From headliners to headbangers.

# music - Friday 6 March, 2020

Folk group Lankum win RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year

The group received the €10,000 award for their third album The Livelong Day.

# music - Monday 17 February, 2020

'A genuine innovator': DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56 RIP

'A genuine innovator': DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

His management said the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

# music - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year shortlist has been announced

The ten acts up for the award were announced this afternoon.

# music - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Famed songwriter who penned tracks such as September and the Friends theme tune dies aged 72

Allee Willis wrote hundreds of tracks for artists including Earth, Wind and Fire and the Pet Shop Boys.

# music - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas number ones?

Let them know it’s Christmas time … by doing this quiz.

# music - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Ariana Grande, Drake and Ed Sheeran - what most people listened to on Spotify this decade

Four of the five most streamed artists of this decade were male.

# music - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

A €15 silver coin has been minted by the Central Bank in tribute to Phil Lynott

President Higgins launched the commemorative coin in Lynott’s former school in Crumlin.

# music - Friday 25 October, 2019

Irish hip hop group who Rory Stewart called 'minor gangsters' say his comments 'come from a racist place'

Hare Squead said the former Tory member “was only looking for a photo opp”.

# music - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Renowned rock drummer Ginger Baker dies aged 80 RIP

Renowned rock drummer Ginger Baker dies aged 80

The musician rose to fame with Cream in the 1960s.

# music - Thursday 22 August, 2019

All Together Now promises 'no repeat' of traffic issues as it announces tickets for 2020

Tickets for the 2020 edition of the Waterford festival will go on sale next week.

# music - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Chaos on set of French rap music video after attack by gang armed with guns and baseball bats

Around 15 people were involved in the overnight attack in Paris.

# music - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

From The42 NFL to partner with rapper Jay-Z on social change, music Collaboration

NFL to partner with rapper Jay-Z on social change, music

Roc Nation will advise the organisation on the selection of artists for major events such as the Super Bowl half-time show.

# music - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's music festivals?

All Together Now is taking place in Co Waterford this weekend.

# music - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Irish band Fontaines DC nominated for prestigious Mercury Prize

They join Anna Calvi, Foals and slowthai among the nominees this year.

# music - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Johnny Kitagawa, record-breaking producer for 'most number one hits', dies aged 87

Between the years of 1974 and 2010, Kitagawa was responsible for 232 number one singles.

# music - Sunday 9 June, 2019

A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week

The Great Music in Irish Houses festival is going into its 49th year.

# music - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Irish hip hop: 'For many years doing what we’re doing was stigmatised and laughed at'

We speak to two artists due to play at Body and Soul this month.

# music - Friday 7 June, 2019

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77 RIP

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77

The Grammy award winning musician has been described today as a “radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist”.

# music - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Top Australian DJ dies in Bali accident while attempting to help friend RIP

Top Australian DJ dies in Bali accident while attempting to help friend

Adam Sky is believed to have suffered severe cuts when he fell through a glass door.

# music - Monday 29 April, 2019

Eurovision winner says people calling for Israel boycott are 'spreading darkness'

There have been widespread calls for a boycott of this year’s event both in Ireland and abroad.

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