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Labels, awards and acts change racially insensitive names after Black Lives Matter protests

Lady Antebellum, The Grammys, Whities and One Little Indian among those who have changed insensitive names.

All sales from these Irish Bandcamp releases are going to MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland) today

Bandcamp are once again waiving all their fees so that artists can keep 100% of…

Announcing the winner of the Youth Music Video Competition 2020

First Cut‘s Youth Music Video Competition is an annual project in partnership with Feel Good…

Meet: The X Collective – A new project from Zapho & Oíche Events featuring 70 Irish artists including Tolu Makay, Shookrah, Gemma Bradley, Shy Mascot & many more

The X Collective is a brand new Irish arts project which will connect an impressive…

Here’s what gigs will possibly look like after lockdown according to US Ticketmaster restrictions

With restrictions starting to lift around the world post first wave of COVID-19, our thoughts…

Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider has died

Florian Schneider, one of the founding members of the seminal and groundbreaking electronic music German…

The return of live music – why don’t we bring back dinner & a show?

Luke Sharkey examines how a new update on an old idea might offer a responsible path back toward live music in Ireland.

Here are 10 new Irish releases you should buy on Bandcamp today

With Bandcamp deciding to wave their fees on all Digital sales for the rest of…

A roundup of Irish festivals cancellation statements following yesterday’s guidelines on public events

Even though we’ve deep down known for a while now that we’d likely not see…

Here’s everything you need to know about Irish government support for artists during COVID-19 pandemic

A concise guide through the government’s messy roll out of new aid plans for Ireland’s artist community during this crisis.

14 music documentaries worth watching on Netflix right now

An up-to-date selection of music documentaries on Netflix (UK and Ireland) to delve into. 1.…

St. Patrick’s Day: A 150-song sounds of New Ireland playlist

This is the sound of Ireland in 2020

Here are 13 recommendations for great events at St. Patrick’s Festival this month

Our guide to the best music happening around the capital during this year’s St.Patrick’s Festival.

FACTS report shows Irish electronic music festivals are addressing gender balance

Ireland included in global launch of electronic music festival research on Sunday March 8th.

“Our generation’s Magdalene Laundries”: two Galway musicians in the Direct Provision system are currently fighting against deportation

Approximately 6000 people are living in Direct Provision in Ireland today. These are adults, children…

5 acts I loved at Eurosonic 2020

It’s back to the Netherlands this week for the European new music showcase festival.

5 acts to see at Eurosonic 2020

It’s back to the Netherlands this week for the European new music showcase festival.

20 new albums to look forward to in 2020

Are we getting new albums from the xx, Run The Jewels, Frank Ocean, Fleet Foxes, James Vincent McMorrow, Princess Nokia and more?

10 great Music Podcasts to add to your feeds

Bump up your music podcast subscriptions with these 10 great pods.