Over the last 15 years, the internet has changed the world of writers, filmmakers and musicians for both good and bad. Illegal downloading and file sharing have decimated music sales, while some authors are claiming that the internet is making writing as a career impossible. Meanwhile other artists are using the internet to connect with a bigger fan base and boost opportunities for work. Author John Boyne, musician Julie Feeney and Birch Hamilton, founder and director of the Digital Biscuit expo join us for a discussion.
It’s easy to forget that just 25 years ago, there was no Twitter, no Skype, no Facebook, no World Wide Web. The web turns 25 this week and communications consultant Damien Mulley joined Keelin in our Cork studio.
Áine is joined for this weeks panel discussion by: Billy Keane - Publican and writer, Adrian Weckler Tech editor, Irish Independent/Sunday Independent, Susan Daly Editor of The Journal.ie, Fintan O’Toole - Irish Times Literary Editor, Paul Drury - Daily Mail Columnist and Aileen Hickie - Barrister.
Yesterday author Kevin Barry told us that in order to get some work done, he & his wife lock their internet devices in their car, in order to get some writing done. Joining John in studio this morning is our colleague Zbyszek Zalinski to tell us about the number of programmes that disables internet access for a set number of hours, in order for you to get some work done!
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.