RTÉ Choice Music Prize celebrates Irish music of excellence by awarding prizes in five categories. The prizes are…
RTE Choice Music Prize “Irish Album of the Year” will celebrate the album that the select judging panel deem to be the best Irish album released in the given calendar year.
The RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year shortlist will be compiled by combining selected songs from the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Judging Panel, RTÉ 2FM and the Irish Airplay charts (compiled by Radio Monitor). A public vote will decide the winner online.
RTE Choice Music Prize “Irish Artist of the Year” will celebrate an artist who has made an outstanding contribution and / or made and outstanding impact in Ireland and / or internationally during the year in question.
RTE Choice Music Prize “Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year” will celebrate an artist who has achieved substantial success for the first time in key areas of Irish and / or International areas of the industry including radio play, streaming, charts, touring etc.
RTE Choice Music Prize “Classic Irish Album” will celebrate the cultural and artistic impact of a body of work by an Irish artist, band or collective that was released to the general public as an album at least 25 years prior to the year for which it is being awarded. The album must be over 33 minutes and 20 seconds in length OR a minimum of 8 separate tracks amounting to a minimum of 25 minutes of music. The album must be composed predominantly of original compositions. Greatest Hits / Compilation albums (a selection of recordings drawn predominantly from an Artist’s previous album releases) are not eligible.