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#Musicians

# musicians - Monday 29 October, 2018

'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.

# musicians - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

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.

# musicians - 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.

# musicians - Thursday 15 June, 2017

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.

# musicians - Friday 17 March, 2017

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

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.

# musicians - Thursday 10 November, 2016

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.

# musicians - Sunday 28 August, 2016

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.”

# musicians - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

'Bagpipe lung' death prompts warning for wind musicians

Players advised to swab instruments each time they use

# musicians - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge 1,000 musicians played Rebel Rebel all together to pay tribute to David Bowie Rebel Rebel

# musicians - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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.

# musicians - Friday 20 November, 2015

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.

# musicians - Friday 31 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 1,000 musicians played Foo Fighters all together to get Dave Grohl's attention Learn To Fly

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.

# musicians - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Joni Mitchell is not in a coma, and expected to make 'a full recovery' Joni Mitchell

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.

# musicians - Thursday 19 February, 2015

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

An investigation has been launched into the leaked memo.

# musicians - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Galway buskers brilliantly cover the Game of Thrones theme The Westeros
From The Daily Edge The new guitar centre at Times Square is hell on earth What A Din

The new guitar centre at Times Square is hell on earth

Spare a thought for the employees.

# musicians - Saturday 28 June, 2014

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.

# musicians - Saturday 8 February, 2014

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.

# musicians - Monday 3 February, 2014

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.

# musicians - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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 - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Musicians read out mean tweets about themselves Twits

Musicians read out mean tweets about themselves

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

# musicians - Friday 12 April, 2013

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…

# musicians - Friday 30 November, 2012

Forbes lists the 25 richest musicians in 2012

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

# musicians - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

# musicians - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fancy yourself as an up-and-coming musician? RTE is looking for you... Prize

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.

# musicians - Friday 8 June, 2012

'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.

# musicians - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge 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.

# musicians - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge New bands can win Windmill Lane recording session Band Battle

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…

# musicians - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

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