The story of Diffusion Lab – The indie label that could, and is, taking over Irish music

The music industry has had a tough year. From the slow death of SoundCloud to the accusations of number-manipulation on the part of Tidal; from Spotify creating fake artists and placing them in popular playlists in order to lower their own expenditure, to rape allegations from Nelly and of course, R. Kelly’s sex slaves. By…

Are major labels making a comeback?

In the new-fangled internet age we live in, there’s never been more of a chance for young, up-and-coming acts to undertake a real DIY operation to get themselves heard. The heady, hedonistic days of record companies forking out massive advances to unheard bands to record an LP seems almost unimaginable in the modern scene, but…

Interview: Stevie G

Over the past five years, hip-hop has taken huge strides towards becoming the defining genre of youth worldwide. In Ireland especially, hip-hop has gone from becoming an outcasts choice to being played in clubs across the country every night, and to having people rapping along flawlessly to tracks from some of the worlds better known…

Joining the Choir

A piece in the Irish Examiner made the claim that “people who sing in choirs report significant higher levels of wellbeing.” This article was on research published by Hilary Moss, Jessica O’Donoghue and Julie Lynch at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in a paper entitled “Sing Yourself Better: the…