RTÉ Choice Music Prize Shortlists to be Announced in January
The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year will be announced on 6 January, while the shortlist for the Irish Song of the Year will be announced on 27 January, RTÉ have said. The Choice awards will take place on 4 March in a live broadcast on RTÉ 2FM along with a TV-special on RTÉ2.
All Irish albums released this year are eligible for the award, which is chosen by a panel of eleven industry professionals. The winning album will receive €10,000, provided by IMRO and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).
The Choice Music Prize has recently published the longlist of Irish albums here. If your album is not included you can still submit it. The longlist includes albums such as In Waiting by Pillow Queens, Sowing Acorns by Emma Langford, A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C., From Ocean’s Floor by Linda Buckley, What is the Word by Benjamin Dwyer and Pianophony by Ryan Molloy.
Earlier this year, Lankum were awarded 2019 Irish Album of the Year for The Livelong Day at an event in Vicar Street. Commenting on the 2020 awards, Dan Healy, Head of RTÉ 2FM, said:
Despite unprecedented challenges for the music industry, Irish artists, emerging and established, have produced some incredible, inspiring music this year. Giving airplay to this great Irish talent is at the very core of what we do at 2FM and our RTÉ Choice Music Prize All-Irish music days, which celebrate Irish music and artists, have become one of the most popular features on the station. Everyone in 2FM is looking forward to again getting right behind the RTÉ Choice Music Prize and celebrating Irish artists and their music.
For further information, or to add your album to the longlist, visit: www.choicemusicprize.ie/2020-album-list/#tab-id-1