The Music Show 2008

The Music Show Saturday Report

Details and report of The Music Show 2008, Saturday 4th October

Trabants make rare appearance at The Music Show

They are the basis for some of the most iconic images in rock. For two days they were on exhibition at the RDS in Dublin, as part of The Music Show. The humble Trabant – a small saloon car of East German manufacture – first came to prominence in rock when one was featured on...

The 360 Deal: Is This The End Of The Industry As We Know It

2pm Saturday @ The Main Hall, RDS, Dublin A-list artists such as U2, Madonna and Jay-Z have signed long-term deals with promoter Live Nation covering areas such as merchandising, publishing, touring and recording. Is this set to become a widespread trend in the immediate future? Is it a viable model for smaller artists? And what’s...

Sharon Corr, Neil Jordan and Kevin Godley added to The Music Show

Sharon Corr, Neil Jordan & Kevin Godley are the latest additions to The Music Show.

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...