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