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HMV music app removed from iOS App Store

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry

HMV's new mobile application has been temporarily removed from the iOS App Store by Apple due to a problem the server has with the applications specifications. Developers are "working around the clock" to deliver an updated version of the iOS app for Apple's approval. It said this app will retain the Image Search and Sound Search functionality to discover music and listen to 30 second previews. Since its launch the app has been hugely popular with...

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23,

Oct at 3:20 PM

HMV launch digital music store app

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Emerging Artists, Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry

Having recently been rescued by Larry Howard owner of Hilco Capital Ireland,HMV has reopened a number of their stores in Ireland over the past month. HMV are going for a full revamp and new approach by launching a new smartphone application that will act as a digital music shopping device. The free app was launched in the UK yesterday and its available on most smartphone platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows smartphones. The app is expected...

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18,

Oct at 10:09 AM

Damien Dempsey to play the Noggin Inn

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Irish Music News, Music

Having just finished up a string of live dates in America and the UK, Damien Dempsey has announced that he will be playing at the Noggin Inn on November 2nd. This is the last of Damiens live dates before he travels to Australia to play a handful of shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. In recent times the legendary producer Brian Eno and ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey have both been singing the praises of Damien Dempsey’s song writing and performance...

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17,

Oct at 2:44 PM

The Strypes sell out Japanese tour and continue chart success

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Emerging Artists, Irish Music News

The Strypes have reached another landmark in their young career having received the news that their Japanese tour has completely sold out. The quartet from Cavan are to play 6 dates in Japan before traveling to the UK to join Arctic Monkeys on their extensive arena tour. The Stryes are also returning to the Japanese music television station ‘Asahi’, making it their second appearance on the station this year due to high demand. The Irish youngsters are one of...

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16,

Oct at 2:20 PM

Walking On Cars announce all ages Dublin show

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Irish Music News, Music, Music News, Profile Artists

After selling out both of their Dublin shows in The Academy, Walking On Cars have announced that they will be catering for the high demand of their under 18 fan base. The matinee show will take place on December the 8th and tickets went on sale today, Wednesday the 16th of October. Tickets are priced at 10 euro and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets. Walking On Cars have only been submerged within the Irish music scene for the...

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16,

Oct at 2:16 PM

HMV is back in Ireland

Posted by markdowning in Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry, Music Marketing, Music News

After dramatically closing shop last January, HMV have returned back to the Irish shores under the ownership of Hilco, which bought the company in a deal worth almost 59 million euro. HMV relaunched their flagship store on September 12th, with The Strypes performing in-store at the Henry street location. HMV continued their relaunch with branches at Dundrum Town Centre, Liffey Valley, The Crescent Shopping Centre and a location in Limerick opening their doors on September 12th. Larry Howard owner...

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16,

Oct at 2:05 PM

Budget 2014: The Cork Events Centre

Posted by markdowning in Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry, Music News

A moment that was missed by many in Budget 2014 was the listing of The Cork Events centre to receive cash from the 200 million National Lottery proceeds. Brendan Howlin the minister for Public Expenditure and Reform listed the events centre as a project that will be receiving funding as it will boost local economic activity and create many jobs. Cork currently doesn't have a facility similar to Dublin’s o2 arena , and although the centre will bring...

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16,

Oct at 1:53 PM

Paddy Casey Announces Sligo Show

Posted by Lorraine Boshell in Irish Music News

Paddy Casey will be making a welcome return to the north west for a show at 5th On Teeling in Sligo on Saturday 31st August. After a five year hiatus from the music scene, Casey returned in November 2012 with new album "The Secret Life Of ". Recorded, produced and mixed in Paddy's own home along side Pat Donne, it has been receiving wide acclaim from music press. Early bird tickets for the show are €8 and...

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21,

Aug at 3:13 PM

Rubberbandits Announce Button Factory Date

Posted by Lorraine Boshell in Irish Music News

Plastic bag wearing, Limerick comedy hip hop duo Rubberbandits will be bringing their highly acclaimed live show to Dublin’s Button Factory on Saturday 21st of September. Currently in the UK, Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boat Club have been receiving rave reviews for their recent two week residency in London’s Soho Theatre including being named the No.1 comedy act to see by Time Out London. After selling out 14 shows at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and...

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7,

Aug at 3:47 PM

The Pale to Release ’21 Song Salute’

Posted by Lorraine Boshell in Irish Music News

The Pale's '21 Song Salute' is an album twenty-one years in the making; made up for previously unreleased and unheard material from six of the band’s ten album recording sessions.  ‘These songs are the strays, stragglers and forgotten sidekicks’ explains lead singer and lyricist Matthew Devereux, ‘To qualify for inclusion on this record the songs had to be unreleased, underexploited or unused. Really this is less a compilation and more an overview of the band’s unreleased catalogue, cherry...

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23,

Jul at 2:33 PM