'We Hit A Brick Wall With Radio'

When epic rockers CODES signed to EMI, it was widely expected they would sweep all before them. But the young Dubliners found Irish daytime radio impossible to crack. Their manager explains how a bright young group with global prospects were hamstrung by what he sees as the conservative culture of the Irish music business.

Here’s the case study. You’re a young indie-rock band...

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