economics

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Like a canary in a coal mine, the music industry has collapsed just before Wall Street, twice in one century. Gareth Murphy explores the eerie parallels – and what could come next.

Published on 1 April 2015

Gareth Murphy is the author of Cowboys and Indies – The Epic History of the Record Industry. He lives in Paris.

Who Will Invest in Irish Music?

Who Will Invest in Irish Music?

Who Will Invest in Irish Music?

The next steps for the Irish music industry require 'strong leadership', says a new report, but where will it come from?

Published on 1 April 2015

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

The Search for Recognition

The Search for Recognition

The Search for Recognition

Only when artists value their own work will our society value them too.

Published on 25 April 2014

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur

Funding for the arts is essential, but without the right approach it can blunt artists’ entrepreneurial skills, writes Toner Quinn

Published on 1 August 2010

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Editorial: Futures entwined

Editorial: Futures entwined

The direct impact the new digital culture is having on music, in terms of access, dissemination and copyright, is well documented, but the indirect impact less so.

Published on 1 June 2010

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

A Few Days in the Sun?

A Few Days in the Sun?

A Few Days in the Sun?

The rise and fall of the Irish new music scene.

Published on 1 April 2010

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Editorial: Tell us another

Editorial: Tell us another

‘I mbliana ní raibh aon urraíocht ar fáil faraor, leis an tseachtain ealaíne is oidhreachta a reachtáil mar a bhíonns againn go hiondúil.’ Or, in English: ‘Unfortunately, no sponsorship was...

Published on 1 April 2010

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

This is Serious

This is Serious

"The story of how Cowell came to love ‘Jedward’ is the story of how capital, given enough time, consumes even that which appears to be inconsumable." Despite its cheapness, music is the winner in The X Factor, argues Stephen Graha

Published on 1 April 2010

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

Editorial: A Model Business

Editorial: A Model Business

The search for a sustainable business model for the producing and selling of music in the digital age persists, but it is crippled by a narrow view of the internet.

Published on 1 February 2010

Toner Quinn is founder and Editor of The Journal of Music, a musician, writer on music, and lecturer in contemporary publishing at NUI Galway. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Radar: Midem 2010

Radar: Midem 2010

Radar: Midem 2010

Cannes – The teenagers employed to demonstrate the joys of Rockband – complete with full stage, bass and lead guitars, mics and kit – must have been wondering why the game was suddenly becoming such hard work. Situated by the café...

Published on 1 February 2010