The Spotify Controversy

Is Spotify worth it for musicians? Taylor Swift doesn’t seem to think so. Are her fans having the wool pulled over their eyes? Or is it just another scam on the big market of freely available music? Ellen Desmond posed the popular question to some fan favourite Irish bands.    Mark Prendergast, Kodaline:        “We’re the kind of band, the more music we can … Continue reading The Spotify Controversy

Interview: Paul Savage of O Emperor

It’s been three years since O Emperor released their critically acclaimed debut, Hither Thither. Waterford natives, but darlings of the Cork music scene, their sophisticated folk-pop earned them a Choice Music Prize Nomination in 2010. Now the boys are back, having parted ways with Universal Records and released their new album, Vitreous, on their own label Big Skin Records. Paul tells Motley that, while the … Continue reading Interview: Paul Savage of O Emperor