Music | Choice Music Prize announces new partnership with RTÉ

RTÉ has announced a new partnership with the Choice Music Prize. The partnership will see both RTÉ2 and RTÉ 2FM play a lead role in supporting one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar as part of a new agreement.

It has also been announced that the shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2016, in association with IMRO & IRMA, will be announced on Wednesday 11 January, 2017.

The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 9 March 2017. As part of the new partnership, 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 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. 

Culture Ireland will invite influential overseas Industry executives to attend the event on 9  March 2017,  while Golden Discs will feature nominees across their stores nationwide.

A published a list of Irish albums released to date in 2016. This list can be viewed and updated by logging onto

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event will go on sale through Ticketmaster outlets and from on Friday, 2 December priced €26.50 including booking fee.