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McEvoy blasts impact of tech giants on Irish music business

McEvoy, who is now chair of the Irish Music Rights Organisation, said that many technology companies receive favourable treatment from the government

7th January, 2018
Singer Eleanor McEvoy, chair of the Irish Music Rights Organisation Picture: Fergal Phillips

McEvoy, who is now chair of the Irish Music Rights Organisation, said that many technology companies receive favourable treatment from the government even though other industries like music contribute more to the country.

“Put Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Apple together, add all the people they employ together, you still don’t come close to the number of people the music industry employs. The number of total full-time jobs supported by the music industry is 13,130,” she...

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