The Music Show 2010

The state of broadcasting discussed at the Music Show

There was talk on the future of broadcasting, nostalgia trips and pops at Louis Walsh. “We are living in the middle of a revolution, an amazing time,” reckoned Whizz Kid CEO Malcolm Gerrie on today’s first panel. “There are two camps at the moment. The glass half full people, who are excited, and the luddites....

Andy Gill talks music and technology at The Music Show

He was joined by Maurice Linnane, Nick Kelly and Liam Bates on the Saturday’s final panel. Writer and director Maurice Linnane (who spent two years on U2′s Zoo tour) started proceedings by quoting something Bono told him. “If everything failed on given night, the band still played. I’m not so sure that’s still the case....

Songwriting tips from Brian Kennedy and Therapy?’s Andy Cairns

The boys gave the low-down on inspiration, favourite choons, record company pressure and their views on, eh, ‘Lady in Red’. Andy Cairns welcomes The Music Show’s audience into the world of Therapy? songwriting as follows: “I’d love to go into a little den every day and write a song. But I get up in the...

Music industry squares up to the Government at The Music Show

Louis Walsh, Paul Brady and Sharon Corr confronted Minister Eamon Ryan over what they perceive as the government’s failure to protect the livelihoods and rights of Irish recording artists. Louis Walsh launched a major tirade against the lack of airplay for Irish bands on Irish radio, branding the radio industry’s reticence in this regard as...

Calls for Improved Funding at The Music Show Education Panel

Harsh words continued to be thrown at Minister Eamon Ryan in the 3.30pm panel. In a talk on the importance of music education, Irish industry experts Ossie Kilkenny and Paddy Dunning spoke about the current lack of government funding within the business. They were joined on the panel by Kevin Nixon of the Institute of...

The Crisis In Music discussed at The Music Show

Noon in the RDS and, introducing the panel as the annual “end of the world as we know it” talk, Hot Press writer Peter Murphy posed pointed questions to four industry experts on the state of the record business. Speaking first, CEO of Warner Europe John Reid talked candidly about the financial problems that have...

Tower Records comes to The Music Show

Tower Records, one of the leading specialists in music, DVD, books and games in Dublin, will be at the RDS this weekend. Pop along to meet the staff, as well as a whole host of top Irish acts from the live stage, who will be on hand to sign CDs, posters and various body parts....

The Just Music Project comes to The Music Show

Just Forests will highlight their new Just Music Project this weekend at The Music Show. Musicians are being asked to consider the environment when buying new instruments. “The Just Music Project wants to raise awareness amongst musicians and the industry at large that our love of music is linked in a very real way to...

Acoustic Sessions at the 2fm Music Show Stand

A whole host of great Irish bands and artists will be performing live at the 2fm stand in the RDS this weekend. The likes of Republic Of Loose, Damien Dempsey and Cathy Davey will all be doing intimate acoustic sessions over the two days – an unmissable treat for fans of Irish music. The performances...

Live Stage Times announced for The Music Show

The Music Show, Ireland’s ultimate music experience, comes to Dublin this weekend, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October, for an action-packed and star-studded event with Ireland’s biggest ever musical instrument exhibition… and the line-up has just got bigger… Advance Tickets are still available. Tickets allow Access All Areas – there are NO additional costs at...

Apple Comes To The Music Show 2010

If you’re down at the RDS this coming weekend, be sure to catch up with the Apple team. Apple will be in The Sound Room on both days, providing Logic Training sessions with Apple Authorised Trainers. If you want to get the lowdown on recording, editing, mixing and mastering your tracks on the latest top-of-the-range...

Sounds Of System Breakdown join The Music Show Line Up

Sounds Of System Breakdown have won the public vote to play at this year’s Music Show. The Dublin trio, whose self-titled debut album is available through select record stores and iTunes, will grace the Live Stage at 12.30 on Saturday afternoon. They join a line-up that also features the diverse talents of Jody Has A...