Former principal conductor of the RTÉ NSO, Gerhard Markson, speaks out against potential cuts to the orchestra in a recent Irish Independent piece.
Where is the Woodie Guthrie of today, contemplates Breandán Ó hEaghra, as Genghis Khan joins the singer on a Conamara trampoline. And is that Angela Merkel on the banjo and Nicolas Sarkozy clapping along?
The direct impact the new digital culture is having on music, in terms of access, dissemination and copyright, is well documented, but the indirect impact less so.
‘I mbliana ní raibh aon urraíocht ar fáil faraor, leis an tseachtain ealaíne is oidhreachta a reachtáil mar a bhíonns againn go hiondúil.’ Or, in English: ‘Unfortunately, no sponsorship was...
"The story of how Cowell came to love ‘Jedward’ is the story of how capital, given enough time, consumes even that which appears to be inconsumable." Despite its cheapness, music is the winner in The X Factor, argues Stephen Graha
The search for a sustainable business model for the producing and selling of music in the digital age persists, but it is crippled by a narrow view of the internet.
Those interested in our cultural space must abandon the fashionably apolitical, argued former Labour TD and Minister for the Arts and now President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, writing in 2001.