What Ireland Can Teach the World About Music

What Ireland Can Teach the World About Music

What Ireland Can Teach the World About Music

The three things that make Irish music different

Little Room, Great Significance

Little Room, Great Significance

Little Room, Great Significance

The new diversity in our musical life is countercultural.

Who Would Choose the Creative Life?

Who Would Choose the Creative Life?

Who Would Choose the Creative Life?

Lemonade, crisps and the creative economy

Small is Beautiful, Too

Small is Beautiful, Too

Small is Beautiful, Too

Let's change arts funding – and consider the little guy.

Music and the Betrayal of Ireland

Music and the Betrayal of Ireland

Music and the Betrayal of Ireland

Our musical response to crisis.

Artists Face a Fundamental Issue of Survival, Says Director of Arts Council

Artists Face a Fundamental Issue of Survival, Says Director of Arts Council

Artists Face a Fundamental Issue of Survival, Says Director of Arts Council

A Republic of Culture by 2016

A Republic of Culture by 2016

A Republic of Culture by 2016

Music Matters Launches in Ireland

Music Matters Launches in Ireland

Music Matters Launches in Ireland

Composer Smashes Instruments in Protest

Composer Smashes Instruments in Protest

Composer Smashes Instruments in Protest

Gerhard Markson Warns Against Cuts to RTÉ NSO

Gerhard Markson Warns Against Cuts to RTÉ NSO

Gerhard Markson Warns Against Cuts to RTÉ NSO

Former principal conductor of the RTÉ NSO, Gerhard Markson, speaks out against potential cuts to the orchestra in a recent Irish Independent piece.

The Economics of the Orchestra

The Economics of the Orchestra

The Economics of the Orchestra

Mé Féin agus Woodie Guthrie

Mé Féin agus Woodie Guthrie

Mé Féin agus Woodie Guthrie

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?

Díoladh Muid na Ceoltóirí

Díoladh Muid na Ceoltóirí

Díoladh Muid na Ceoltóirí

A couple of phone-calls to Sarkozy and Merkel and Breándán Ó hEaghra has all but solved Ireland's economic crisis — it’s a fool-proof plan to sell off the one thing that really is priceless.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur

Funding for the arts is essential, but without the right approach it can blunt artists’ entrepreneurial skills, writes Toner Quinn

Where is the Underground?

Where is the Underground?

Where is the Underground?

In an age when music is available anywhere, anytime, where do you find the underground, and what defines it?

To the Country

To the Country

To the Country

Being cut off is a state of mind, writes composer John McLachlan

Editorial: Futures entwined

Editorial: Futures entwined

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.

Editorial: Tell us another

Editorial: Tell us another

‘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...

A Few Days in the Sun?

A Few Days in the Sun?

A Few Days in the Sun?

The rise and fall of the Irish new music scene.

Wagner, Inc.

Wagner, Inc.

Wagner, Inc.

In a masterful self-promotional effort that began in his twenties and lasted for the remainder of his career, Richard Wagner managed to develop himself into a ‘brand’ – a name, look, ideology and product that continues today.

This is Serious

This is Serious

"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

Why the Arts are Funded

Why the Arts are Funded

Why the Arts are Funded

The challenges facing the funding of the arts go beyond the current economic situation.

Editorial: A Model Business

Editorial: A Model Business

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.

Radar: Midem 2010

Radar: Midem 2010

Radar: Midem 2010

Cannes – The teenagers employed to demonstrate the joys of Rockband – complete with full stage, bass and lead guitars, mics and kit – must have been wondering why the game was suddenly becoming such hard work. Situated by the café...

Surrendering without a Struggle: the Loss of the Public Space in the era of Globalisation

Surrendering without a Struggle: the Loss of the Public Space in the era of Globalisation

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.