The shortlist for this year’s Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of The Year 2015, in association with IMRO & IRMA, will be announced on Wednesday, January 6th 2016.
The winning album will be announced at the Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 3rd March 2016. The live event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.
The 11th annual Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate and acknowledge the best in Irish recorded music. The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of twelve 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). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.
RAAP, Today FM, HMV, Culture Ireland & Music Week are also official project partners.
The Choice Music Prize website has published a list of Irish albums released to date in 2015. This list can be viewed and updated by logging onto http://www.choicemusicprize.ie
The shortlist for The Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2015 will be announced on Wednesday 27th January 2016. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from both Album of the Year and Song of the Year nominees will be held at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on January 27th.