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RTÉ Choice Music Prize In association with IMRO and IRMA

Irish Song of the Year 2018 Shortlist Announcement

Your chance to vote for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2018 at

https://2fm.rte.ie/rte-choice-music/

#rtechoiceprize

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The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2018, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford. The shortlist is as follows:

 

 

 

Fontaines D.C. – Too Real

Niall Horan – On The Loose

Hozier (feat. Mavis Staples) – Nina Cried Power

Gavin James – Always

Laoise – Again

Mango X Mathman feat. Day_S – Lord Hear Us

Picture This – One Drink

Pillow Queens – Gay Girls

Saint Sister – Causing Trouble (Kormac Remix Feat. Jafaris) 

Wild Youth – Can’t Move On

To vote for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2017, visit 

https://2fm.rte.ie/rte-choice-music/.  

Votes are limited to one per person per day. Only votes cast in the Republic of Ireland will be counted. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 3rd March.

As part of RTÉ’s continued commitment to promoting Irish music, RTÉ 2FM celebrates the announcement of the shortlist across its schedule throughout the day with another All Irish Music All Day from 6am to midnight.  

The winning song and album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 7th March and broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show from 7-11pm. A special television programme of the event will be broadcast shortly afterwards on RTÉ2.

The 14th annual 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 twelve Irish music media professionals and industry experts.

RAAP, Culture Ireland and The BAI are also official project partners of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the RTE Choice Music Prize Live Event on March 7th. First Music Contact (FMC), as part of their international profiling activity, will again advise on the selection of overseas delegates and oversee their integration into the individual mentoring sessions with the artists and the conference.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” will return and take place on the 7th.

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie priced €28.00 including booking fee.

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Ships win the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2017

RTÉ Choice Music Prize in association with IMRO and IRMA
Ships win the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2017
Chasing Abbey take home the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2017

 

RTE-CMP-Logo-BlackShips has been announced as the winner of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2017 for the album Precession (Ships Music label). The judging panel, made up of Irish music media professionals, deliberated at length tonight before choosing the winning album.

Ships received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) – as well as a specially-commissioned award.

The winner of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced and Chasing Abbey won the prize for their song “That Good Thing”. Decided by the public via the RTÉ and Choice Music Prize websites, fans got behind their favourite song in big numbers.

The sold-out event in Vicar Street was hosted by RTÉ 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott and was broadcast live on the station on a specially extended Louise McSharry show.

RTÉ2 will broadcast a one-hour TV highlights programme of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize featuring performances from the acts and interviews by Bláthnaid Treacy on Sunday March 18th at 11pm.

Earlier during the day, the inaugural “Conversations” took place at the Morrison Hotel, a music forum attended by international and Irish industry.

RAAP, Culture Ireland, The BAI & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

 

RTE Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2017 Shortlist

Come On Live Long – In The Still (self released)

Marlene Enright – Placemats and Second Cuts (self released)

Fangclub – Fangclub (Universal)

Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky (Rough Trade)

James Vincent McMorrow – True Care (Faction Records)

New Jackson – From Night to Night (All City)

Otherkin – OK (Rubyworks)

Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the Waters (Abbey Records)

Ships – Precession (Ships Music) – WINNER

Talos – Wild Alee (Feel Good Lost)

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event Line-up Vicar Street, Dublin – Thursday 9th March

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event Line-up

Vicar Street, Dublin – Thursday 9th March

Tickets on sale now

Displaying RTE-CMP-Logo-Black.jpgThe line-up for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2fm. Acts performing to date at Vicar St on Thursday 9th March include:

All Tvvins | Bantum | Wallis Bird | Katie Kim | Overhead, The Albatross | Rusangano Family and We Cut Corners.

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at http://www.ticketmaster.ie priced €26.50 including booking fee.

The Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist can be listened to in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website www.choicemusicprize.ie and on  www.2fm.ie/rtechoicemusic. The winning album will be announced at the live event on Thursday 9th March. As part of the new partnership with RTÉ, the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2fm in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.

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, Culture Ireland, The BAI & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the Choice Music Prize Live Event, while Golden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide from next month.

 

Shortlist:

All Tvvins – IIVV (Warner Music)

Bantum – Move (Self Released)

Wallis Bird – Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)

The Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)

Lisa Hannigan – At Swim (Play It Again Sam)

Katie Kim – Salt (Art For Blind Records)

James Vincent McMorrow – We Move (Faction Records)

Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl (Self Released)

Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)

We Cut Corners – The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)

 

RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016

The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016 will be announced on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 on RTÉ 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from Song of the Year nominees will be held that evening in Dublin’s Workman’s Club.

Stay up-to-date with the latest RTÉ Choice Music Prize news on RTÉ 2fm and by following @choiceprize, @rte2fm, @rte and @rte2 on Twitter and Facebook and @explorerte and @rte2fm on Instagram using #rtechoiceprize. For Snapchat updates, follow @rte2fm.

 

 

Notes to Editor:

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize is organised by David Reid. Irish Times music writer/critic Tony Clayton-Lea is the chairman of the judging panel. It is unique in that it focuses simply and solely on the music in judging the releases, as opposed to sales or airplay. The full list of judges is available on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website http://www.choicemusicprize.ie.

The 12th annual RTÉ 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.

Past recipients: 

Album of the Year
2005 Julie Feeney – 13 Songs (Julie Feeney) 
2006 The Divine Comedy – Victory for the Comic Muse (Parlophone)
2007 Super Extra Bonus Party – Super Extra Bonus Party (Alphabet Set) 
2008 Jape – Ritual (Co-op Records) 
2009 Adrian Crowley – Season of the Sparks (Chemikal Underground)
2010 Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History (Kitsune)
2011 Jape – Ocean of Frequency (Music Is For Losers)
2012 Delorentos – Little Sparks (Delo Records)
2013 Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino)
2014 The Gloaming  – The Gloaming (Real World)

2015 Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade)

Song of the Year
2011 Royseven – We Should Be Lovers (Warner)
2012 Gavin James – Say Hello (Believe)
2013 The Original Rudeboys – Never Gonna Walk Away (Rubyworks)
2014 The Script – Superheroes (Sony Music)

2015 Gavin James – Bitter Pill (Warner Music)

 

Further information can be found at:
http://www.choicemusicprize.ie

http://2fm.rte.ie/

http://www.rte.ie/

http://twitter.com/choiceprize

RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2016 Shortlist Announcement

RTÉ Choice Music Prize

Irish Album of the Year 2016 Shortlist Announcement

RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, Vicar Street, Dublin – Thursday 9th March, tickets on sale now

 2016_sl_hp_img_2The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2016, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton Lea, chairman of the judging panel. The shortlist is as follows:

All Tvvins – IIVV (Warner Music)

Bantum – Move (Self Released)

Wallis Bird – Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)

The Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)

Lisa Hannigan – At Swim (Hoop Recordings)

Katie Kim – Salt (Art For Blind Records)

James Vincent McMorrow – We Move (Faction Records)

Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl (Self Released)

Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)

We Cut Corners – The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)

RTÉ 2fm is celebrating the announcement of the shortlist across its schedule all day today with All Irish Music All Day from 6am to midnight, as well as live sessions by last year’s winner, Soak, and 2012 winners, Delorentos and a two-hour special on this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist, presented by Conor Behan from 8-10pm. RTÉ 2fm will continue to mark the announcement of the shortlist this week and beyond through a mix of airplay of tracks from the shortlisted albums, interviews with this year’s shortlisted artists and live performances.

The shortlisted albums can be enjoyed in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website www.choicemusicprize.ie. The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 9th March 2017. As part of the new partnership with RTÉ, the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2fm in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.

The 12th annual RTÉ 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, Culture Ireland & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the Choice Music Prize Live Event on March 9th while Golden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide from next month.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016 

The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016 will be announced on Wednesday 1stFebruary, 2017. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from both Album of the Year and Song of the Year nominees will be held in Dublin that evening in the Workman’s Club.

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at http://www.ticketmaster.ie priced €26.50 including booking fee.

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 #rtechoicemusic. For Snapchat updates, follow @rte2fm.

It is unique in that it focuses simply and solely on the music in judging the releases, as opposed to sales or airplay.

Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2015

SOAK wins the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2015

Gavin James takes home the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2015

 

The Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2015 WinnersSoak

The Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2015 Winner: Soak

Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2015 for the album Before We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade). The judging panel, made up of Irish music media professionals, deliberated at length tonight before choosing the winning album. Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Choice Music Prize judges focus, simply and solely, on the music.

U2’s Adam Clayton presented Bridie aka Soak with her award.

The winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced and Gavin James won the prize for the song “Bitter Pill” (Warner Music). Decided by the public via the Choice Music Prize website, there was a fantastic response as fans got behind their favourite song.

Soak received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) – as well as a specially-commissioned award. The sold-out event in Vicar Street, Dublin was hosted by Today FM’s Paul McLoone and was broadcast live on the station on Paul’s show.

The full shortlist of nominated albums for the 11th annual prize was as follows (albums in alphabetical order):

Girl BandHolding Hands with Jamie (Rough Trade)

HamsandwicHStories From The Surface (Route 109A Records)

Gavin JamesBitter Pill (Warner Music Ireland)

JapeThis Chemical Sea (Faction Records)

Le GalaxieLe Club (Universal Music Ireland)

Colm Mac Con IomaireAnd Now The Weather (Plateau)

Roisin MurphyHairless Toys (PIAS)

SoakBefore We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade)

VillagersDarling Arithmetic (Domino)

Young WonderBirth (Feel Good Lost)

The Choice Music Prize in Association with IMRO & IRMA.

Project Partners are: Today FM, RAAP, RTE 2, HMV, Culture Ireland and Music Week.

For further information, please contact:

Liza Geddes: lizageddes@gmail.com
Notes to Editor

The Choice Music Prize is organised by David Reid.  Irish Times music writer/critic Tony Clayton-Lea is the chairman of the judging panel.

Past recipients include:

2005: Julie Feeney13 Songs (Julie Feeney)

2006: The Divine ComedyVictory for the Comic Muse (Parlophone)

2007: Super Extra Bonus PartySuper Extra Bonus Party (Alphabet Set)

2008: Jape Ritual (Co-op Records)

2009: Adrian CrowleySeason of the Sparks (Chemikal Underground)

2010: Two Door Cinema ClubTourist History (Kitsune)

2011: JapeOcean of Frequency (Music Is For Losers)

2012: DelorentosLittle Sparks (Delo Records)

2013: Villagers{Awayland} (Domino)

2014: The GloamingThe Gloaming (Real World)

2015: Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade)

 

Further information can be found on:

 

http://twitter.com/choiceprize

http://www.choicemusicprize.ie

 

Choice Music Prize Event Line-up 3rd March 2016

Choice Music Prize

Event Line-up

The Choice Music Prize in association with IMRO and IRMA will take place on Thursday 3rd March at Vicar St, Dublin.

Artists so far confirmed to play are:

HamsandwicH

Le Galaxie

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Soak

Villagers

 

Plus Song of the Year nominees

The Academic

All Tvvins

Daithi

Otherkin

Pleasure Beach


The Choice Music Prize event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.


The album shortlist is as follows (artists listed in alphabetical order):
Girl BandHolding Hands with Jamie (Rough Trade)

HamsandwicHStories From The Surface (Route 109A Records)

Gavin JamesBitter Pill (Warner Music Ireland)

JapeThis Chemical Sea (Faction Records)

Le GalaxieLe Club (Universal Music Ireland)

Colm Mac Con IomaireAnd Now The Weather (Plateau)

Roisin MurphyHairless Toys (PIAS)

SoakBefore We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade)

VillagersDarling Arithmetic (Domino)

 Young WonderBirth (Feel Good Lost)

 

              Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie  priced €25.50 including booking fee.


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, courtesy of IMRO and IRMA. HMV are the official retail partners of the project. RAAP, Culture Ireland and Music Week are also official project partners.

You can vote for the Choice Music Prize – Song of the Year 2015 here www.choicemusicprize.ie/song

RAAP, HMV and Culture Ireland will co-host the Pre Event Reception which will be held at The Morgan Hotel, Fleet Street on Thursday March 3rd at 5.45pm.

The Choice Music Prize in Association with IMRO & IRMA.                       

Project Partners are: Today FM, RAAP, HMV, Culture Ireland and Music Week.

Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of the Year 2015 – Shortlist

ChoiceMusic2015The Choice Music Prize, in association with IMRO and IRMA, today announces the shortlist for Irish Song of the Year 2015.

The Irish Song of the Year shortlist is compiled by combining selected songs from the Choice Music Prize Judging Panel, Today FM, and the Irish Airplay charts as compiled by Radio Monitor.

The 2015 shortlist is as follows

The Academic – Different (Room 6 Records)

All Tvvins – Thank You (Warner Music)

The Coronas – How This Goes (Universal Music)

Daithi – Mary Keanes Introduction (Self Released)

Fight Like Apes – Pretty Keen On Centrefolds (Alcopop! Records)

Hozier – Someone New (Universal Music)

Gavin James – Bitter Pill (Warner Music)

Kodaline – Ready (Sony Music)

Otherkin – Ay Ay (Rubyworks)

Pleasure Beach – Go (Faction)

How to Vote & Win Tickets to the Event

It is the public who will decide the winner by voting online at www.choicemusicprize.ie/song  All voters are in with a chance to win tickets to the Choice Music Prize Live Event on Thursday March 3rd at Vicar Street and people can vote once a day until voting closes at midnight on February 28th.

The winning entry will be announced at the Live Event and awarded the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year trophy. The shortlisted songs will be profiled on air across Today FM The Choice Music Prize Live Event will be broadcast live on the night on the Paul McLoone Show on Today FM.

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize Live Event are on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie, priced at €25.50 including booking fee.

Girl Band – Baloo (Rough Trade Session)

Choice Music Prize nominated for ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’