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Platinum Pop, Global Crossroads: 2000 to 2018

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1. Title Title of document Platinum Pop, Global Crossroads: 2000 to 2018 - Local Acts, Global Success
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Michael Murphy; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin; Ireland
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Jim Rogers; Dublin City University; Ireland
3. Subject Discipline(s) Popular Music
4. Subject Keyword(s) music industry in Ireland; music in Ireland; local music scene in Ireland; history of music industry in Ireland; TV talent shows in Ireland; David Gray; Rodrigo y Gabriella; Celtic punk; Bell XI
5. Subject Subject classification Music Industry in Ireland
6. Description Abstract This examines the pattern of Irish acts either emigrating or using television talent shows to launch their careers. How has this impacted on the local scene in Ireland? Mary Byrne, Jedward, Kodaline, The Saturday’s Una Healy and One Direction’s Niall Horan were ‘discovered’ by talent shows, while the Script and Imelda May emigrated before they secured.

This contrasts with Bell XI who, despite major success at home, were dropped by their London-based label who deemed them to be commercially unviable.
Ireland, and notions of ‘Irishness’ continued to be a marketable category overseas. The Celtic Punk genre (The Pogues, Black ’47, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly) and the Celtic Women projects, achieved substantial commercial success, particularly in the US.

With Ireland, serving as a global crossroads for pop, we examine how Ireland become a lunch-pad for artists, including David Gray and Rodrigo y Gabriella, who relocated to the country.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Feb-2021
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.36034
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Local Acts, Global Success
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Ireland,
Twentieth and twenty-first centuries
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd