RTÉ Choice Music Prize Returns in 2022

November 22, 2021

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.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize key dates include:

  • Irish Album of the Year 2021 Shortlist Announcement – Wednesday 5th January
  • Irish Song of the Year 2021 Shortlist Announcement – Wednesday 26th January
  • The Irish Album and Song of the Year 2021 will be announced on Thursday 3rd March live in Vicar St and on RTÉ 2FM.

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, 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).

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. – Willie Kavanagh, Chairman of IRMA

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 via  http://www.choicemusicprize.ie/2021-album-list/ and notified by email regarding any additions info@nullchoicemusicprize.com

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