Music business rocked by further cuts

The beleaguered industry is bracing itself for a hard summer after more redundancies, writes Nadine O'Regan.

6th July, 2013
Mick Flannery: 'It's a pity, but that's the way the industry has gone.' Photo: Cillian Kelly

The beleaguered Irish music industry is set to shrink even further this summer, with redundancies across a variety of record and music distribution companies, a direct response to a market battling illegal downloading and the recession.

The axe has fallen on all 12 employees of record company EMI Ireland, who had long known that their company was being subsumed as part of a global merger. However, they had hoped that they might find employment as...

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