Choice Music Prize announces dates for shortlist and event in 2020

After yesterday’s first publish of the longlist of eligible albums, the RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its key dates for next year.

The main event takes place on Thursday 5th March at Vicar Street in the prize’s 15th year. Tickets go on sale priced €28 plus fees this Friday 29th November at 9am from Ticketmaster. Editor of RTÉ Brainstorm Jim Carroll returns as the chairman of the judging panel taking over from Tony Clayton-Lea.

Other key dates include include:

Irish Album of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announcement – Wednesday 8th January 2020

Irish Song of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announcement – Wednesday 29th January 2020

The Irish Album of the Year 2019 will be announced at Vicar Street and will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four hour extended programme from 7-11pm, with a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize highlights programme going out on RTÉ2 television the following week. RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations will return and take place on the day of event.

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). RAAP and Culture Ireland are also official project partners of the RTE Choice Music Prize. Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the RTE Choice Music Prize Live Event on March 5th.

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