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THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

It was a moment to savour. Hot Press editor Niall Stokes presented President Michael D. Higgins with a framed photograph of Philip Lynott and Rory Gallagher, the only shot taken of the two seminal rockers together, signed by Colm Henry. One could imagine this iconic photograph, taken at a gig...
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The songs of Brendan Graham at The Music Show

Brian Kennedy, Eimear Quinn, Eddi Reader and Thomas Walsh joined the esteemed songwriter for the final panel of the weekend. As two days of debate and conversation drew to a close in the Red Room, it was only right that the last panel focused on the songs themselves. Things got...
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Business happens at The Music Show

The AMA Music Agency and FM Communications announce a new business partnership at The Music Show 2012 Under the banner: “We Will Take You To The Next Level”, Mark Downing, Fraser McAlister and the team at AMA, along with independent PR man Freddie Middleton, launched Bandstand.ie at The Music Show at the RDS, Dublin last...
Artists' Charter launched

Artists’ Charter launched

Bressie, Barry Devlin and Steve Wall were on hand to launch Gavin Bonnar’s declaration at the RDS. The Artists’ Charter, a declaration on the rights of artists to be paid for their work, has been launched at The Music Show in Dublin’s RDS. A full Red Room, with many Show-goers watching from screens outside, were...
WATCH: John Robb @ The Music Show

WATCH: John Robb @ The Music Show

Punk activist takes aim at Louis Walsh… While Louis Walsh might be basking in the glory of Jedward’s Eurosong triumph, there were some harsh words from punk stalwart John Robb. Outspoken as ever, the Goldblade supremo claimed that Walsh is “destroying music” and mused at the state of modern pop. That was just one item...
Minister Sherlock at The Music Show

Minister Sherlock at The Music Show

He discussed everything from the future of music to the new statutory instrument regarding illegal downloading in the RDS ‘The Future Of Music’ panel took place at 1pm in the Red Room and saw the Minister for Research & Innovation Sean Sherlock, who stated that he has a “particular responsibility for copyright”, field questions and...
WATCH: Kevin Godley @ The Music Show

WATCH: Kevin Godley @ The Music Show

10cc man’s WholeWorldBand App was launched to the public at The Music Show… Following weeks of anticipation, the revolutionary WholeWorldBand App was finally unveiled to the public at The Music Show. The innovative new app allows users to collaborate with their favourite artists, playing alongside them and adding new layers to pre-recorded songs. The app...
Louis Walsh at the Music Show

Louis Walsh at the Music Show

On the agenda? The state of Irish radio and whether or not Kylie Minogue sings live. The name of the seminar was ‘Live Music Will Save Us All.. Or Will It?’ and the line-up of big names included Caroline Downey-Desomond, Eurosonic organiser Peter Smidt, lighting designer to the stars Tom Kenny and promoter John Giddings....
Steve Levine talks production

Steve Levine talks production

The veteran producer was on the last Music Show panel of the day. Wrapping up a fine day of debate and discussion in the Red Room, 5pm saw Steve Levine tell a rapt audience what it was like to record with The Clash and how he embraces technology in the recording process. Also on the...
WATCH: Leaders Of Men @ The Music Show

WATCH: Leaders Of Men @ The Music Show

Backstage chat with the Men of the moment… A band going from strength to strength, Leaders Of Men had the distinction of kicking off day two at The Music Show with a blistering performance on the Live Stage. Following their towering set, <i>Hot Press</i> nabbed the guys for a backstage chinwag. What followed was a...
The state of Irish radio debated @ The Music Show

The state of Irish radio debated @ The Music Show

The state of Irish radio and just how much airplay Irish acts receive provoked heated discussion among the participants of the radio panel on day two of The Music Show. Moderator Stuart Clark asked whether or not those involved would prefer to push homegrown talent over more established artists, in the wake of Louis Walsh’s...
WATCH: Temper-Mental MissElayneous @ The Music Show

WATCH: Temper-Mental MissElayneous @ The Music Show

She spoke to Hot Press following her meeting with the President… The RDS was abuzz with anticipation for the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins on day two of The Music Show. Following a warm welcoming speech from Niall Stokes, the floor was open for Dublin rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous to greet the President with a...
WATCH: Chris Slade Drum Clinic

WATCH: Chris Slade Drum Clinic

A percussion legend entranced Music Show listeners with a virtuoso workshop and Q&A session. Winner of the Music Show Queue-Of-The-Weekend gong, Chris Slade, entertained a rapt audience in the Green Room on Sunday afternoon. The AC/DC legend – who has also bashed skins for Tom Jones, Manfred Mann, Dave Gilmour and Jimmy Page to name...
WATCH: Steve Wall @ The Music Show

WATCH: Steve Wall @ The Music Show

The Walls and former Stunning man was present for the launch of the Artist Charter… The Music Show was a hive of activity as the Artist’s Charter was officially launched with a heated panel discussion about musician’s rights. Steve Wall was among the participants and he was on hand to discuss the nature of the...