Choice Of The Public Broadcaster

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After last week’s kerfuffle on the still-potential outsourcing of young people’s programming, RTÉ have announced a further step into the Irish music scene, getting behind the annual Choice Music Prize.

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes says:

Supporting Irish music and Irish musicians is a core part of what RTÉ does and this partnership will allow us to take our support one step further. Through RTÉ2 and RTÉ2FM, two established brands with a long and rich history in supporting Irish music, and through our popular online and mobile platforms, RTÉ will put the RTÉ Choice Music Prize at the centre of a campaign that will bring the best Irish artists and songs from the past year to a wider audience.

The shortlist for this year’s album prize will announced on Wednesday 11th January, 2017, with the winner announced on Thursday 9th March 2017. The awards will be broadcast live on 2FM and presented in extended-highlight form the following week on RTÉ2.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize

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4 thoughts on “Choice Of The Public Broadcaster

  1. Boba Fettucine

    The same as every year’s Meteor RTE Max Power Chocobits Choice Music Prize.

    Watch in awe as Jape, that band that sounds exactly like Talking Heads, one of those girls in the 50s tea dresses and hair slide who does cutesy cover versions, some gang of lads in matching topshop and beards who do cloying falsetto pop, one of those blokes with a guitar who is very earnest, some Nordies (for balance), U2 and possibly one half-way decent band get nominated.

    Recoil in abject horror as the prize is awarded by a panel of such luminaries as yerwon who used to be in the Sunday Tribune and that guy who does the breakfast show on Cork Red FM who argue among themselves and eventually settle on the blandest possible choice.

    Take a bow earnest guy with guitar. Here’s €10k to encourage you to make further records as one slightly overweight North County Dublin Nick Drake is never enough.

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