RTÉ Choice Music Prize Returns in 2022
In association with IMRO and IRMA
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Irish Album of the Year 2021 Shortlist Announcement – 5th January
Irish Song of the Year 2021 Shortlist Announcement – 26th January
Live in Vicar St, Dublin and an Exclusive RTÉ Broadcast – 3rd March
The RTÉ Choice Music Prize will return in 2022 and continue its principal role in championing Irish music. Key dates for 2022’s event were announced today on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show with RTÉ Choice Music Prize winner, Denise Chaila.
The RTÉ Choice Music Prize Event, one of the music industry’s biggest nights, will be back in Vicar St on Thursday 3rd March and celebrated in an exclusive live broadcast on RTÉ 2FM, along with a TV-special on RTÉ2 later that month. More information to follow soon.
Head of RTÉ 2FM Dan Healy said: “Despite the challenges thrown at us this year, our artists and musicians have continued to do what they do best and created some incredible music and at 2FM we are really looking forward to celebrating it. The quality of this year’s Song of The Year and Album of The Year shortlists, along with the artists who feature in 2FM Rising highlight the sheer quality of music in Ireland right now. 2FM is ready to get right behind next year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize shortlisted songs and artists and continuing to give them the support they truly deserve.”
RTÉ Choice Music Prize ‘Conversations’ will return on Wednesday, 2nd March. ‘Conversations’ is an international music forum designed to encourage frank exchanges amongst panellists and with the audiences to challenge and elucidate the biggest prevailing issues confronting artists and industry professionals.
RTÉ Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate the best in Irish recorded music. The Prize has become one of the music-industry highlights of the year since its inception in 2005. The Irish Album of the Year award is chosen from a shortlist of ten albums by a panel of eleven Irish music media professionals and industry experts.
The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).
Willie Kavanagh, Chairman of IRMA said: “IRMA are very pleased to continue their involvement in the Choice Music Prize. The search for exceptional talent is always a rewarding task, and the Choice Music Prize shortlist is always a who’s who in new Irish recorded music talent”.
All shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.
RAAP, Culture Ireland, FMC and Minding Creative Minds are also official project partners of the RTE Choice Music Prize.
The Choice Music Prize website has published a list of Irish albums released to date in 2021. This list can be viewed http://www.choicemusicprize.ie/2021-album-list/ and notified by email regarding any additions email@example.com
About the RTÉ Choice Music Prize
The RTÉ Choice Music Prize is organised by David Reid. Editor of RTÉ Brainstorm, Jim Carroll is the chairman of the judging panel. It is unique in that the judging of the Irish Album of the Year focuses simply and solely on the music (as opposed to sales or airplay). The full list of judges will be on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website from 5th January. This is the seventeenth year of the prize. Past winners can be found via http://www.choicemusicprize.ie/past-prizes/
Stay up-to-date with the latest RTÉ Choice Music Prize news by following @choiceprize, @rte2fm, @rte and @rte2 on Twitter and Facebook and @explorerte and @rte2fm on Instagram using #rtechoiceprize. For Snapchat updates, follow @rte2fm.
Further information can be found at www.choicemusicprize.ie