Ir­ish mu­sic site with Ital­ian roots

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Inside -

A web­site pri­mar­ily fo­cused on Ir­ish mu­si­cians is quickly gath­er­ing mo­men­tum for its in­ter­views with big and small stars alike – but strangely enough, it’s run by two Ital­ians who have made Ire­land their home.

Onemore­tune.ie is the brain­child of Ros­sella Bot­tone and Luisella Mazza, who moved to Dublin two years ago to work for Google but who have in­ad­ver­tently ended up doc­u­ment­ing the Ir­ish mu­sic scene in their spare time. Nei­ther had any ex­pe­ri­ence in video­mak­ing, nor any mar­ket­ing strat­egy in place, but they have nev­er­the­less built up an im­pres­sive reper­toire of in­ter­views with many of the artists and bands who have passed through Dublin in the two years since the site was launched.

Some of the mu­si­cians who have graced its web pages in­clude Saul Wil­liams, Joan as Po­lice Woman (be­low), Jef­frey Lewis and Wild Beasts, as well as Ir­ish names such as Glen Hansard, Lisa Han­ni­gan and Adrian Crow­ley.

“The mu­sic scene is very wel­com­ing here. We just wanted to show peo­ple abroad how vivid this scene is,” said Bot­tone. “Peo­ple al­ways talk about London and Ber­lin as the coolest places for mu­sic, but Dublin has noth­ing less than them – it’s just that no­body knows!” The for­mer jour­nal­ist also co-runs book­ing agency Lit­tlemaps, which has booked Ital­ian tours for acts such as Deloren­tos and Nina Hynes.

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