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Vinyl Revival

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Music Industry

Vinyl sales are at an all time high, annual sales have surpassed half a million units for the first time in over a decade. This was revealed by a BPI analysis of Official Charts Company data released last week. Releases from Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie have helped push the popularity of the format to renewed heights this year. Almost 550,000 LPs have been snapped up by music fans so far in 2013, already giving...

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Oct at 2:21 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 Dublina��s o2 arena , and although the centre will bring...

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Oct at 1:53 PM

Don Mescall and Aslan Release a�?Catch Your Falla�� In Aid of Pieta House Suicide Awareness

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

Legendary Dublin Rock band Aslan have teamed up again with acclaimed singer-songwriter Don Mescall, to release a new single, a�?Catch Your Falla��, in aid of Pieta House Suicide and Self Harm Awareness.

The new single will be released to radio stations across Ireland and further afield on Friday 5thA�April 2013. It will then be released for download through iTunes, the following week, on Friday 12thA�April.

The collaboration between Don Mescall and Aslan follows on...

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Apr at 11:48 AM


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

GIVE-A-GIG Benefit Concert In Aid Of Red Nose Day Press Release

comic-relief-does-dublin On Thursday, February 28thA�A�2013, doors at 7pm, Vicar Street will be hosting Comic Reliefa��s FIRST Dublin Fundraiser COMIC RELIEF DOES DUBLIN 20 per cent of the proceeds will be going to Our Ladya��s Children Hospital, Crumlin. Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. Comic Relief cash has been at work in over...

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Jan at 4:29 PM

Meteor and Today FM: Putting Notes Behind Great Music

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Meteor and Today FM: Putting Notes Behind Great Music

Meteor & Today FM Provide a��3,000 funding for the best new music in Ireland!

Meteor is seeking out the best new musical talent. They are looking for 3 emerging bands A�andA�pledging a��3,000 to give a leg up to the most promising unsigned solo acts, duos and bands in association with the Paul McLoone Show on Today FM. Meteor will be awarding three unsigned actsA�a��1,000 funding in January, February and...

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Jan at 1:36 PM

Austin Leahy – East Coast Radio Interview

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

Austin Leahy - East Coast Radio, Thursday 8th November 2012

Scary start to my interview at East Coast Radio when Claire, his hugely competent producer showed me into the studio....and I looked around to see that I was on my own. All those nightmares about having to land the plane because the pilot's had a heartattack flashed through my mind. Fortunately Declan Meehan shot into the studio at the last minute to vanquish the dead air and start the interview. They had cancelled their regular...

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Nov at 11:25 AM

Move over Bing, Wea��ve Got Brian so Leta��s Get Christmassy!

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

Meteora��s new Christmas Jingle Composed by former Bell X1 Brian Crosby Today Meteor marked the official start of Christmas with the launch of its a�?Leta��s Get Christmassya�? campaign, which celebrates the well-recognised Irish Christmas in a manner only Meteor could. The TV ad debuts Meteora��s new Christmas song composed by Brian Crosby former member of Bell X1 and will be seen on our screens tonight. Read More


Nov at 11:13 AM

Aslan “Please Don’t Stop” DVD Out Friday 26th Oct

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Aslan "Please Don't Stop" DVD Out Friday 26th Oct

Aslan's highly anticipated documentary, "Please Don't Stop" will be available from Friday 26th October in all good music stores. "Please Don't Stop" takes a look behind the scenes, tackling the ups and downs of their incredible 30 year history while also documenting the production of their new album "Nudie Books & Frenchies" The documentary features interviews with the entire band, archive clips and never before seen footage. To book Read More


Oct at 9:57 AM

Toy Soldier – September 2012

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Music Industry, Music News

Hey Soldiers, a�?a�?So I'm back to give you all the ins and outs of what's been happening for Toy Soldier over the last month. a�?a�?Where do I begin? Well we supported Irish Legends, Aslan at the end of August in Newmarket on Fergus and we had such a ball there. It was probably one of the biggest crowds we've played to, somewhere around 750-1000 people and we were swamped signing autographs after the gig which...

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Sep at 10:16 AM

Dirty Epics “Let’s Be Alone” New Single Out Now

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

Dirty Epics New Single "Let's Be Alone" OUT NOW

Let's Be Alone is the first chapter in a tale where two impetuous young lovers meet by the thrill of a stolen kiss and continue their desire for excitement and danger towards the bright lights of the big city. The lively first single entitled 'LETa��S BE ALONE' from DIRTY EPICSa�� hotly anticipated brand new album ONE WAY MIRROR is hit the digital shelves Friday, 14th of September...

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Sep at 1:06 PM