U2 and me: Paul McGuinness on oligarchs in the Riviera, cutting deals with Steve Jobs and taking financial advice from Bono
With U2, he helped build the biggest band on the planet. With Riviera, he has created one of the most-watched TV programmes in the world. In a rare interview, Paul McGuinness reveals the commercial strategy behind U2 and reflects upon his career.
From £75 gig fees to 75 years: Van Morrison, a musical genius who does not suffer fools gladly
Van Morrison's recent bizarre call for live concerts to resume amid a resurgence in the pandemic is no surprise to those who, like Sam Smyth, have known him all his life and accepted that his social etiquette as well as his musical talent are well outside the norm.
Eleanor McEvoy: “Lives just aren’t lost to a virus. Lives are also lost through poverty”
The current pandemic has caused a major loss of revenue for Irish recording artists. As chair of industry group Imro, singer Eleanor McEvoy is trying to help musicians navigate the crisis – as she keeps her eye on developing legislation to protect their intellectual rights online.