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Dice reveals its 2016 Live Award nominees

British ticketing startup Dice has announced the nominees for its third annual Live Award, which highlights emerging artists in the UK and Ireland. This year’s nominees are Bonzai, Pumarosa, Loyle Carner and Nadia Rose....
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BalconyTV turns 10: ‘At the start it was just a bog-standard camera…’

BalconyTV is 10 years old and in that time has grown from a small-scale operation in Dublin to now being in 65 cities around the world. The company was bought by The Orchard in 2014 and now finds itself headquartered in...
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Irish startup Pulp aims to take on Musical.ly

The swift rise to popularity of Dubsmash in 2015 and now Musical.ly in 2016 is spawning a new wave of video-based social music apps. The latest is Dublin-based Pulp, which as far as we can tell is a rebranding of existing...
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Virgin Media in Ireland ordered to stem file-sharing

Time was (15 years ago) when the headlines in digital music were dominated by the war on ISPs and attempts to get them to stop their customers illegally filesharing, so we felt a keening sense of nostalgia when we read that...
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BBC takes on Beats 1 with global rollout of iPlayer Radio app

When Apple launched its Beats 1 radio station as part of Apple Music, there was a lot of speculation in the UK about the possible competition with the BBC’s music radio stations.
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SoundCloud Go launches in UK: ‘less of a spreadsheet and more of a Snapchat’

SoundCloud is launching its SoundCloud Go subscription tier in the UK and Ireland today. They are the second and third countries to get the new premium tier, which launched in the US in March. SoundCloud is also introducing...
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Gramma Music launches ‘reactive radio’ app

Irish firm Gramma Music is the latest music startup exploring the idea of personalised streaming radio. Or, as it describes its iPhone app, which went live last week: “The worlds first reactive-radio which intuitively...
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Report claims music-videos service Muzu to be liquidated

Irish firm Muzu was one of a handful of music-focused challengers to YouTube in its day, albeit on a much smaller scale. Now it seems the end of the road may be in sight, with Music Business Worldwide reporting that Muzu...
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Anti-piracy updates: Ireland, Spain, Denmark

The focus for anti-piracy measures has well and truly shifted back to ISPs in recent years. Some latest updates from the anti-piracy barricades, then, starting with Ireland. The High Court has ordered ISP UPC to introduce...
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Labels press for UPC piracy crackdown in Ireland

Labels pushing for Irish ISPs to do more to tackle music piracy is a story that keeps resurfacing, usually in the courts. This week’s update features the local subsidiaries of Universal, Sony and Warner taking Ireland’s...
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Country Profile – Ireland 2015

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Country Profile – Ireland 2013