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RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of the Year

The line-up for this year's RTÉChoice Music Prize Live Event, in association with IMRO &IRMA,was announcedthis morning on RTÉ 2fm. Acts performing to date at Vicar St on Thursday 9th March include:

All Tvvins | Bantum | Wallis Bird | Katie Kim | Overhead, The Albatross | Rusangano Family and We Cut Corners.

Ticketsfor the Choice Music Prize live event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and athttp://www.ticketmaster.iepriced €26.50 including booking fee.

The Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist can be listened to in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize websitewww.choicemusicprize.ie and on www.2fm.ie/rtechoicemusic. The winning album will be announced at the live event onThursday 9thMarch. As part of the new partnership with RTÉ, the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ2fmin a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided byThe Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)andThe Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.


RAAP, Culture Ireland, The BAI & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the Choice Music Prize Live Event, whileGolden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide from next month.

Shortlist:

All Tvvins -IIVV(Warner Music)

Bantum -Move(Self Released)

Wallis Bird -Home(Mount Silver / Caroline International)

The Divine Comedy -Foreverland(Divine Comedy Records)

Lisa Hannigan -At Swim(Play It Again Sam)

Katie Kim - Salt(Art For Blind Records)

James Vincent McMorrow -We Move(Faction Records)

Overhead, The Albatross -Learning to Growl(Self Released)

Rusangano Family -Let The Dead Bury The Dead(Self Released)

We Cut Corners -The Cadences Of Others(Delphi)

RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016

The shortlist forthe RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016will be announced on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 on RTÉ 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from Song of the Year nominees will be held that evening in Dublin’s Workman’s Club.

Stay up-to-date with the latest RTÉ Choice Music Prize news on RTÉ 2fm and by following @choiceprize, @rte2fm, @rte and @rte2 on Twitter and Facebook and @explorerte and @rte2fm on Instagram using #rtechoiceprize. For Snapchat updates, follow @rte2fm.+96

Further information can be found at: http://www.choicemusicprize.ie

http://2fm.rte.ie/

http://www.rte.ie/

http://twitter.com/choiceprize

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event Line-up

Vicar Street, Dublin -Thursday 9thMarch

Tickets on sale now

The line-up for this year's RTÉChoice Music Prize Live Event, in association with IMRO &IRMA,was announcedthis morning on RTÉ 2fm. Acts performing to date at Vicar St on Thursday 9th March include:

All Tvvins | Bantum | Wallis Bird | Katie Kim | Overhead, The Albatross | Rusangano Family and We Cut Corners.

Ticketsfor the Choice Music Prize live event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and athttp://www.ticketmaster.iepriced €26.50 including booking fee.

The Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist can be listened to in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize websitewww.choicemusicprize.ie and on www.2fm.ie/rtechoicemusic. The winning album will be announced at the live event onThursday 9thMarch. As part of the new partnership with RTÉ, the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ2fmin a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided byThe Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)andThe Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.


RAAP, Culture Ireland, The BAI & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the Choice Music Prize Live Event, whileGolden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide from next month.

Shortlist:

All Tvvins -IIVV(Warner Music)

Bantum -Move(Self Released)

Wallis Bird -Home(Mount Silver / Caroline International)

The Divine Comedy -Foreverland(Divine Comedy Records)

Lisa Hannigan -At Swim(Play It Again Sam)

Katie Kim - Salt(Art For Blind Records)

James Vincent McMorrow -We Move(Faction Records)

Overhead, The Albatross -Learning to Growl(Self Released)

Rusangano Family -Let The Dead Bury The Dead(Self Released)

We Cut Corners -The Cadences Of Others(Delphi)

RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016

The shortlist forthe RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016will be announced on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 on RTÉ 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from Song of the Year nominees will be held that evening in Dublin’s Workman’s Club.

Stay up-to-date with the latest RTÉ Choice Music Prize news on RTÉ 2fm and by following @choiceprize, @rte2fm, @rte and @rte2 on Twitter and Facebook and @explorerte and @rte2fm on Instagram using #rtechoiceprize. For Snapchat updates, follow @rte2fm.+96