Happy St Patrick’s Around the World

Happy St Patrick’s Around the World

It’s a big gig in Ireland but it’s even bigger as you go around the world celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Next week we will have an interview with Mark Dowling of AMA Music Agency on the changing nature of the business of music. It promises to be a...
Hozier Making History

Hozier Making History

Hozier’s topping the Billboard Album Chart in the US in its first week of release is an exceptional achievement. Only four Irish singles have ever done that with Gilbert O’Sullivan the first to do so in 1972, U2 Dounbling up in the 1980’s and Sinead...
American Idiot Coming to Gaiety

American Idiot Coming to Gaiety

The special 10 th anniversary tour of American Idiot – the ground breaking Tony award-winning rock musical with music by punk-pop and multi Grammy award-winning band Green Day is coming to Dublin this month. The show will be staged at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin from...
Who Will be the Venue of the Year?

Who Will be the Venue of the Year?

Good luck to all those in our current and future membership who have been shortlisted for success at tonight’s IMRO Music Venue Awards. Nominations were put forward from among IMRO’s 12,000 strong membership and the shortlist was crafted based on a set of...
Picture This On Top of The World

Picture This On Top of The World

You have to admire the ambition, as well as the view. Picture This will launch their second album MDRN LV on Friday from the top of the Empire State Building in New York. It’s a big statement and one which echoes the success the band has achieved since launching...
Vicar Street Plans Hit by Objections

Vicar Street Plans Hit by Objections

Plans to develop a new hotel with a Rock and Stay feel at Vicar Street have been hit by two appeals lodged against the development at Bord Pleanala today. One of the appeals has come from People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith and Councillor Tina McVeigh who expressed...