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It's awards season and we're down to our final vote off for the Hot Press Reader's Poll. Thousands of you made nominations and we've now announced the finalists so it's time to cast your votes! [the venue of the year voting will close on MONDAY 2nd February as the winner will be announced at the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards] Everyone who votes (in any section) by then will have the chance to win tickets to the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards ... READ MORE

JACK REYNOR Wins Top Acting Award At Sundance Festival...
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LISTEN: HOZIER covers Ariana Grande's 'Problem'...
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JOSH RITTER releases acoustic album...
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LIONEL RICHIE to play Live At The Marquee...
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SARAH MCQUAID to release new album...
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STATUS QUO set for Live at the Marquee...
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‘UPTOWN FUNK!’ still topping chart for Mark Ronson...
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FREE MUSIC Friday...
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WATCH: GAME Of Thrones Season 5 trailer + shock Danny Dyer news!...
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WATCH: STEPHEN Fry talks to Gay Byrne...
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IMAGINE DRAGONS announce 3Arena visit...
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WATCH: TED 2 trailer...
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CHRIS HAZE EP on the way...
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WATCH: THE new Darling video...
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WATCH: RICHIE Egan performs new Jape song...
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HOT FILMS 2015: Joe Strummer documentary I Need A Dodge...
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WATCH: EXCLUSIVE new video from Ross Breen...
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BLACK CAPTAIN line up BelloBar EP launch...
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THE FRAMES announce extra Dublin anniversary show...
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STEPHEN COLBERT to receive Oscar Wilde Award...
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IRISH FILM Brooklyn gets distributor...
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MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE Dynamo announces Irish dates...
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NEW THERAPY? art unveiled...
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UPDATE: GLEN Hansard joins Trad Against Racism lineup...
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BENJAMIN BOOKER releases new live album...
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IRISH FILMS getting raves at Sundance...
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BIG TOM And The Mainliners tribute to air on Irish TV...
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LISTEN: NEW Kaiser Chiefs...
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FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS sequel announced...
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HOZIER AND Annie Lennox to combine at Grammys...
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BETTER CALL Saul gets Irish streaming date...
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ELECTRIC SIX for Dublin...
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HOT FILMS 2015: New trailer for Fantastic 4...
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WIN! FREE tickets to TradFest shows...
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KODALINE MASH-UP Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson & Taylor Swift...
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VAN JOINS Teenage Cancer Trust line-up...
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ST. VINCENT adds Cork date to July visit...
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ROMIN SET for EP release...
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UPDATE: GLEN Hansard joins Trad Against Racism lineup...
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DROPKICK MURPHYS tell Republican senator "we hate you!"...
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LEONARD COHEN collaborator Sharon Robinson comes to Dublin...
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WILL BUTLER makes solo foray to Whelan's...
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HALL & Oates Dublin concert getting home video release...
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LISTEN: NEW Prodigy track...
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RIVERDANCE TO tour North America...
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DONOVAN, HOT Flowers for TradFest Temple Bar...
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RAGLANS SIGN European record deal...
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JAMES BAY on fame, Taylor Swift & filling in for Hozier...
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NEW HOZIER music video: 'To Be Alone'...
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HOZIER, KODALINE & The Script up for Song of the Year...
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BECK ANNOUNCES new album coming soon...
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LISTEN: NEW single from The North Sea...
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NEW FRANCIE Conway single features Christy Dignam & more...
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LISTEN: STREAM of Jape's This Chemical Sea...
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INDIANA FOR Dublin...
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HOT FILMS 2015: Terminator: Genisys...
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LISTEN: KANYE West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney team up...
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HOZIER, KODALINE & The Script up for Song of the Year...
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BLACK KEYS cancel European dates...
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MARK RONSON'S 'Uptown Funk' hangs onto top spot...
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HOT PRESS talks to The Australian Pink Floyd Show...
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LISTEN: PEAKS remix Meltybrains?...
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ORLA BRADY snags part on Badlands...
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NEW ORDER to release new album in 2015...
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2MANYDJS & Duke Dumont for Patrick's Weekend shows...
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FREE MUSIC FRIDAY

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Nas brings Illmatic to Life Festival this summer

A very tasty line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belvedere House event. Some fantastic music comes to Mullingar once again this summer, as Life Festival shows its hand. Headlining ... READ MORE

Hayden sees exploiting internet as the big challenge for musicians

The Hot Press MIX (Music Industry Xplained) Course returns next week with Jackie Hayden addressing students for the first lecture of the year. ... READ MORE

Ed Sheeran retakes chart top spot from Hozier

Elsewhere, it's Top 10 entries from Meghan Trainor and our own Jape. It's been a battle of the singer-songwriters at the business end of the Irish Albums Chart so far in 2015, and this ... READ MORE

Free Music Friday

Jape on acoustic, Catfish & The Bottlemen tackling The Killers and Kodaline mashing up Sheeran, Ronson and Swift... and it's all for free! Despite a week of obsessive African Cup of ... READ MORE

Anne Enright named Laureate For Irish Fiction

An Taoiseach and the Arts Council bestowed the honour at a ceremony in Dublin this evening. Dublin novelist Anne Enright has become our inaugural Laureate For Irish Fiction. The ... READ MORE

REVIEW: Bob Dylan – Shadows In The Night

Anne Margaret Daniel's verdict on Dylan's latest collection of covers. Steel strings, slow and sad, start the song. Then, silence. And in the space, Bob Dylan’s voice, all alone, ... READ MORE

WATCH: The Edge singing & in conversation

As part of the Feedback Kitchen series... Dailymotion have just kicked off a new 'music & food' themed video series and U2's guitarslinger is the first interviewee up. The Edge is in ... READ MORE

The Places To Visit in 2015

Whether it’s a beautifully preserved Belgian city or the historic capital of Ethopia, in 2015 travellers are set to spread their wings as never before. Here are the destinations ... READ MORE

Fatboy Slim & Wu Tang Clan Top Forbidden Fruit Bill

The first wave of acts have been announced for this year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival in Dublin Fatboy Slim – familiar Hot Press cover star – and the Wu Tang Clan are among the headliners ... READ MORE

Blink 182's Tom DeLonge issues open letter

Following revelations that he has left the pop punk trio. The week began with rumours of a Blink 182 split and subsequently seemed confirmed by members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus ... READ MORE

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