Monthly archive September, 2008

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ON TV SUCKS

Saturday 12 PM, RDS Dublin There is relatively little music programming on Irish television, with only The Last Broadcast and UK shows such as Later With Jools Holland being screened with any regularity. However, when music shows are commissioned, they are frequently pulled from the schedules for failing to attract sufficiently high viewing figures. Is...

Boyzone Star joins ‘Digging for Gold’ panel at The Music Show

  Mikey Graham  joined producers Future Cut – Darren Lewis and Tunde Abelola – and Grag Haver on a panel entitled Digging For Gold – Making Hit Records. Graham is best known as a member of Boyzone, who had six UK No.1 records, and numerous other hits, in the course of making three albums and...

Manics & Mel C Producer Greg Haver joins The Music Show Line-Up

Greg Haver  joined the list of major industry names appearing at The Music Show 2008 . The event will  take place this year at the RDS in Dublin on October 3rd and 4th and continuing in the success of last year  boasts a line-up that is packed with industry heavyweights. Last year Greg Haver joined...

Songs Should Have Some Bloody Meaning!

Sunday 1pm @ The Music Show 2008, RDS Dublin featuring Mick Pyro, Dave Odlum & Ronan Hardiman Whether you’re penning poetic lines open to interpretation, or relaying a specific narrative, lyric-writing is a key aspect of creating songs. It’s an area that all songwriters struggle with on occasion, but experienced writers, performers and producers can...

The Great Irish Radio Debate: Are Irish Artists Still in the Dog House

Saturday 3pm, The Music Show 2008, RDS Dublin Have mandatory airplay quotas for Irish artists made any difference? Do international artists still rule the national airwaves? And are commercial broadcasters under any obligation to promote homegrown acts? Discussing this fascinating range of topics will be Jon Richards (Galway Bay FM), John Clarke (2FM), Willie O’Reilly...

International Producer Duo Future Cut confirmed for The Music Show

International production maestros Future Cut were added to the line-up of guest speakers at The Music Show 2008, which took place at the RDS on October 4 and 5. Among numerous other major hits, Future Cut collaborated extensively with Lily Allen, co-writing, producing and mixing half of her debut album, including the number one smash...

Secrets of Rock Photography

The Music Show 2008 RDS Sunday 12 noon Ever wanted to know what it takes to make it in the glamorous profession of rock photography? Well, here’s an ideal opportunity to get the inside track. Hot Press snappers Mick Quinn, Graham Keogh and Naomi McArdle impart advice on how to get started in rock photography...

Record Companies: Are Young Bands Getting A Raw Deal

Saturday 1pm @ The Music Show 2008, RDS Dublin It is generally felt within the music industry that the days of big advances for young bands are gone, and that as a result, it’s getting tougher for nascent artists to develop their careers over a long period of time. What is the outlook for young...

The RDS Dublin – Home of The Music Show 2011

The RDS is situated on the Merrion Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Getting there! By Bus The RDS is serviced by bus routes numbers 7, 5 and 45, which stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on Merrion Road. These bus services can be availed of on Nassau Street outside Trinity College. By...

The Music Show Opening Times Announced

The Music Show will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2009 in the Main Hall, RDS Ballsbridge. Featuring the latest & greatest in music equipment, The Blizzards, Republic of Loose, The Coronas, Cathy Davey and many more preformed on the Live Stage 2008 as well as the likes of Marc Carolan (Muse),...

Muse man joins Music Show line-up

Producer Marc Carolan, who works as Muse’s live sound engineer, joined the line-up of expert panelists at The Music Show October 4 and 5 2008. Muse live sound engineer Marc Carolan – who is also one of the hottest producers in Ireland, having worked on albums by Delorentos, Turn and JJ72, among numerous others –...

The Blizzards

Mullingar band The Blizzards’ debut single ‘First Girl to Leave Town’ went to No. 11 in the Irish charts in 2005. The following year the band signed with Universal Music Ireland, and their debut album A Public Display Of Affection, recorded by Marilyn Manson/Soundgarden/Hole producer Michael Beinhorn, debuted at no. 4 in the Irish charts...