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Choice Music Prize announce 2023 dates & three new prize categories

Choice Music Prize announce 2023 dates & three new prize categories

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its dates for 2023, with the key announcement dates of the shortlists for the Irish Album of the Year and Song Of The Year.

The live event is due to take place at Vicar Street on Thursday 9th March which will be broadcast live on RTÉ2FM, along with a TV-special on RTÉ2 later that month. Tickets for the live event are on sale Friday November 25th, priced €29.50 plus fees.

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has also announced three new prizes – Irish Artist of the Year, Irish Breakthrough Artist and Classic Irish Album to be announced on the night also.

RTÉ 2FM will broadcast a week of Choice Music Prize announcements, including further info on the new prizes, from 9th – 13th January, with All Irish All Day kicking things off on the station on 9th.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Key 2023 Dates include:

Irish Album of the Year 2022 Shortlist Announcement – Monday 9th January

Irish Song of the Year 2022 Shortlist Announcement – Friday 13th January

Conversations – Thursday 9th March

Live Event, Vicar St – Thursday 9th March

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations will take place at BIMM, Francis St, Dublin on Thursday 9th 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.

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has become one of the music-industry highlights of the year since its inception in 2005. The Irish Album of the Year only is chosen from a shortlist of ten albums by a panel of eleven Irish music media professionals and industry experts. The winning AOTY 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 shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award on the night.

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 2022. This list can be viewed here and any omissions or additions, can be emailed to [email protected]

For Those I Love wins the Choice Music Prize for best Irish album 2021

Last year’s Choice winners were:

For Those I Love – For Those I Love (AOTY)

Dermot Kennedy – “Better Days” (SOTY)