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2fm Live at Electric Picnic 2017

Content / Radio

What an incredible finale to 2fm Live, our week long celebration of live Irish music. 2FM’s DJ MO K and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performed ‘The Story of Hip Hop’ at Friday nights Electric Picnic, accompanied by guest vocalists Mango Dassie, Erica Cody, Jafaris and Jess from BARQ. The party continued afterward with 2FM’s Jenny Greene with the Concert Orchestra once more performing a ’90s club classic set with vocalist Gemma Sugrue. First review in from The […]

2fm to recreate U2’s Joshua Tree

Blog / Radio
Joshua Tree New Roots

Excited to announce that RTÉ 2FM are to recreate U2’s Joshua Tree with a whole host of Irish acts including Gavin James, Kodaline, All Tvvins, The Academic & many more. A project that U2 have given their blessing to will see the release of the album called “The Joshua Tree – New Roots” set for release this October by Universal Music Ireland We are inviting listeners to design the new album sleeve for this special release. The […]

You can’t please them all. Here’s a way to stop trying

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You can't please them all

You can’t please them all. You’ve poured your heart into creating something. The response is pretty good but one negative comment has popped up and now it’s all you can focus on. You start to question your work, you ask “Why don’t they like it?” and completely ignore the positive reaction to what you have achieved. Sound familiar? It’s a common problem for content creators and something that I used to constantly struggle with. Trying to […]

Empathy. Who are you creating content for?

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Empathy

When you’re creating content one of the most important skills you can have is empathy. Can you put yourself if the shoes of your listener, customer, consumer? World renowned, Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer does for every project he works on. In a recent Rolling Stone interview he revealed who he writes for. Guess what? It’s not everyone. “And I realized that,” he says with a pause. “I have a fictitious person I write for. […]

How to interview a Rock ‘n’ Roll star, Howard Stern style

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In my opinion Howard Stern is one of the world’s great interviewers. In the clip below listen to his recent conversation with Liam Gallagher. Stern is fully prepped, puts his interviewee at ease and then hits his guest with an incredibly personal queston about his father. Gallagher opens up completely and it’s by no accident. Stern is a master of his craft. This is how you interview a notoriously difficult Rock ‘n’ Roll star.

2fm Rising – New Irish Music

Radio

One of our new Irish music initiatives on 2fm is called ‘2fm Rising’. Each week we choose a number of tracks that receive daytime airplay and depending on listener reaction make it to our regular 2fm playlist. The quality this year so far has been nothing short of outstanding. Here’s 5 of the current batch that we are really excited about. Glory – Dermot Kennedy Nobody Like U – Siights Give it Up – Cities […]

Tomorrowland

Radio

Thrilled to announce that RTÉ2fm will be broadcasting both Tomorrowland weekends LIVE this July is association with the European Broadcasting Union & Belgium broadcaster VRT – Studio Brussel

RTÉ2fm Music Highlights

Blog / Radio

Well what an unbelievable weekend of music content on RTÉ2fm! Friday saw arguably the world’s biggest music star Ed Sheeran co-present our drive show in a one hour special with Eoghan McDermott. On Sunday U2, in a world exclusive premiered their 2017 version of “Red Hill Mining Town” on the Dave Fanning show to commemorate The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. Bank Holiday Monday saw 2fm broadcast a new batch of music documentaries, one on Irish […]