The Music Show 2010

What happens at The Music Show?

People often ask us – The Music Show – what happens at it? We say, there’s a live stage with Ireland’s hottest acts, there’s every instrument under the sun, seminars, workshops + more … and then there’s absolutely unique moments like this.

Music industry talent escorted to The Music Show in the eagerly awaited Alfa Giulietta car.

Top Irish and international talent in the music industry were escorted to and from The Music Show in the eagerly awaited Alfa Giulietta car. Irish musicians have been making waves in the music industry for years with great lyrics and innovative sounds. These musicians wanted to make their presence known, and this year’s The Music...

Newton Faulkner Dazzles At Music Show

It was standing room only for what turned out to be both an entertaining and informative guitar master-class when Colm O’Hare introduced singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner who had flown in from London especially to be with us at The Music Show. The dreadlocked Londoner had the rapt audience in the palm...

Louis Walsh Challenges Minister Over Lack Of Irish Music On Irish Radio

Westlife manager and X-Factor judge Louis Walsh launched a blistering tirade against Irish radio stations for their failure to support Irish artists, at The Music Show. The veteran manager of multi-platinum pop acts like Boyzone and Westlife said he had to “grovel” to Irish stations to get his artists’ records played. “They think they’re doing...

In Bob We Trust

The  queues that formed long before The Music Show exclusive public interview with Bob Geldof were testament, if any were still needed, that the man’s stature in Ireland matches the respect for him across the globe. But before he and Hot Press editor Niall Stokes took to the stage, Ireland’s Minister for Tourism, Culture and...

Dispatches From The Panels

Apart from the fun and games on the floor, the RDS also played host to important discussion on the whole of the industry over the weekend. The key issues facing the future of music were poured over by some of the biggest names in the business – there were meetings of the minds and one...

Sunday Review

As The Music Show audience crawls out of its resting place and stretches its legs, a triumphant hat-trick of hushed harmonies, delicate keys and some truly spellbinding whistling are seducing droves of early risers to the live stage. This marvellous din is made by Waterford collective O Emperor, whose debut album Hither Thither gets a...

Saturday Review

First up is sprightly sixsome Intinn, whose unique brand of Celtic reggae goes down a treat. The band, based in the West of Ireland, merge reggae beats with Irish harp – a sound that has to be heard to be believed! The unconverted in the audience are hugely impressed. They’re followed by Sounds Of System...

Thank You For The Music!

The Music Show 2010 is a lesson in controlled expansion. Yes, it still looks like Disneyland with guitars, synths, grand pianos and drums. Seven-year-olds still practice runs on the trumpet, hairy fret shredders still play Van Halen trills, and drummers barely tall enough to reach the kick pedal pull off Steve Gadd flams. The Music...

Sharon Corr denounces Irish Government inaction on file-sharing

Emotions ran high at an explosive debate at The Music Show on Saturday, in which the Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan TD took part alongside SEG’s Marc Marot, Victor Finn (Chief Executive, IMRO), Paul Brady & Louis Walsh. In a lively question and answer session, Corr spoke from the floor...

It’s all about the money…(and the marketing.)

The second exclusive Music Show panel discussion of Sunday was entitled ‘Making Millions or Losing Your Shirt: The Publicity Machine and the Perils of Running Live Music and Other Events.’ Hosted by Hot Press’ own Roisin Dwyer, the panel included Justin Green, Director of Publicity and Marketing for MCD; Ollie Jennings, founder of the Galway...

Music Promo for Killing Bono premiered at The Music Show

The video premiere was followed by a panel of writer Neil McCormick, director Nick Hamm and the man behind the music, Joe Echo Hot Press writer Olaf Tyaransen was on hand at the 3pm panel to conduct a conversation about the upcoming Irish rock ‘n’ roll comedy Killing Bono. He was joined by the film’s...