The RTÉ Choice Music Awards marks one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar every year, and it will take place on Thursday 9th March in Vicar Street, Dublin. This special and important event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a four hour programme from 7-11pm, and the entire ceremony will be available to watch on RTÉ2 the week after.
One of the main prizes to be announced is the Irish Album of the Year award for 2016. The nominees for this award category were revealed on January 11th, which consists of All Tvvins’ album IIVV, Bantum’s album Move, Wallis Bird’s Home, The Divine Comedy’s Foreverland, Lisa Hannigan’s At Swim, Katie Kim’s Salt, James Vincent McMorrow’s We Move, Overhead, The Albatross’ Learning to Growl, Rusangano Family’s Let The Dead Bury The Dead and We Cut Corners’ The Cadences of Others. Whoever is lucky enough to win this 12th Irish Album of the Year award will receive €10,000 from both The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). However, all of the ten shortlisted music artists will receive recognition through a specially commissioned award to celebrate their incredible achievements.
The nominees for the other primary award, Irish Song of the Year 2016 will be announced on Wednesday 1st February.