Choice Music Awards - CELEBRATING HIGHLIGHTING SHOWCASING & PROMOTING THE BEST OF IRISH MUSIC

And The Winner Is...

5th March 2015

Congratulations to the 2014 Meteor Choice Music Prize winners...
THE GLOAMING





The Gloaming have been announced as winners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2014 for the album The Gloaming. The judging panel, made up of Irish music media professionals, deliberated at length tonight before choosing the winning album. Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Meteor Choice Music Prize judges focus, simply and solely, on the music. (The band are currently on tour in Australia).

The winner of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced and The Script won the prize for the song "Superheroes". Decided by the public via the Meteor website, there was a fantastic response as fans got behind their favourite song, with a record number of votes cast. The prize was presented to the band by Richard Moat, CEO, eircom Group.

The Gloaming received a cheque for 10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) - as well as a specially-commissioned award. The sold-out event in Vicar Street, Dublin was hosted by Today FM's Paul McLoone and was broadcast live on the station on Paul's show.

RTE 2 Television will broadcast a one-hour highlights programme of the Meteor Choice Music Prize on Sunday March 8th at 10.50pm.

Event Line-up / RTE TV Broadcast

11th February 2015

The 10th Meteor Choice Music Prize live event, in association with IMRO and IRMA, will take place on Thursday 5th March and the line up to date is below.

Delorentos

James Vincent McMorrow

The Riptide Movement

We Cut Corners

Plus Irish Song of the Year Nominees:

Little Hours

Kormac

The Minutes

 

The Meteor Choice Music Prize event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.

RTE 2 Television will broadcast a one-hour highlights programme of the Meteor Choice Music Prize on Sunday March 8th.

2014 Meteor Choice Song of the Year Shortlist

27th January 2015

The Meteor Choice Music Prize, in association with IMRO and IRMA, today announces the shortlist for Irish Song of the Year 2014.

The ten Irish songs now go to a public vote with the overall winner to be revealed at the 10th Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar Street on Thursday, 5th March.

The Meteor Choice Music Prize - Irish Song of the Year Award recognises the nation’s favourite songs of last year. Every year since its inception, the Irish Song of the Year has encouraged people to celebrate Irish artists by shining a spotlight on the very best songs of the past year. The platform for homegrown Irish music has grown since the Irish Song of the Year Prize was established in 2011, and competition for the award is always fierce.

Meteor is encouraging people to get involved by casting their vote through the Meteor website – www.meteor.ie/choice where a full list of the nominees is also available.


The Shortlist for 2014
The Irish Song of the Year shortlist is compiled by combining selected songs from the Meteor Choice Music Prize Judging Panel, Today FM, and the Irish Airplay charts as compiled by Radio Monitor.

The shortlist is:

  • The Coronas – All The Others (Universal)
  • Delorentos – Show Me Love (Universal Music Ireland)
  • Hozier – From Eden (Rubyworks / Universal)
  • Kodaline – One Day (Sony Music)
  • Kormac – Wake Up (Bodytonic)
  • Little Hours – It’s Still Love (Little Hours Music)
  • The Minutes – Cherry Bomb (Model Citizen)
  • Sinead O’ Connor – Take Me To Church (Nettwerk)
  • The Riptide Movement – All Works Out (Universal Music Ireland)
  • The Script – Superheroes (Sony Music)

 

How to Vote & Win Tickets to the Event
It is the public who will decide the winner by voting online at www.meteor.ie./choice.  All voters are in with a chance to win smartphones and tickets to the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event on Thursday, 5th March in Vicar Street and people can vote once a day until voting closes at midnight on March 1st.


The winning entry will be announced at the Live Event and awarded the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year trophy along with a prize fund of €3,000. The shortlisted songs will be profiled on air across Today FM and TXFM. The Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event will be broadcast live on the night on the Paul McLoone Show on Today FM. In addition, the show will air as part of a special TV broadcast on the evening of 8th March on RTÉ 2. This year the event will be extra special as it is the 10th year of the Meteor Choice Music Prize.


The Meteor Choice Music Prize is supported by IMRO, IRMA, RAAP, HMV Xtra vision, Culture Ireland, Today FM, RTE 2 & Music Week.

2014 Meteor Choice Music Prize Shortlist

7th January 2015

2015 sees the 10th anniversary of the Meteor Choice Music Prize and it goes from strength to strength as the shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2014, in association with IMRO and IRMA, was announced this afternoon.
The overall winning Album of the Year will be selected by the judging panel at the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar St, Dublin on Thursday, March 5th 2015.

The shortlist is as follows (artists listed in alphabetical order):

Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
Delorentos – Night Becomes Light (Universal Ireland)
The Gloaming – The Gloaming (Real World)
Hozier – Hozier (Rubyworks/Universal)
James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical (Faction)
Sinead O’ Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Nettwerk)
Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Warner Music)
The Riptide Movement – Getting Through (Universal Ireland)
U2 – Songs of Innocence (Island)
We Cut Corners – Think Nothing (Delphi)
 


Lisa Comerford, Meteor’s Consumer Marketing Director, said “The celebration of ten years of Ireland’s finest albums, singers and songwriters is quite an achievement, and Meteor is delighted to continue to support the very best in home-grown music through the Meteor Choice Music Prize. The competition is always fierce for the coveted ‘Irish Album of the Year’ title and this year is certainly no different. As always, our esteemed judges have a difficult task ahead, and given the caliber of shortlist I certainly don’t envy their task!”

The Meteor Choice Music Prize event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.

Once again, RTE 2 Television will broadcast a one-hour highlights programme of the Meteor Choice Music Prize on Sunday March 8th.

Tickets for the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event will go on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie on Friday January 9th, priced €24.00 including booking fee.

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). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of IMRO and IRMA.

“2014 was an incredible year for Irish music. A wealth of emerging talent made serious inroads in various international territories while taking the creative force of Irish music around the world and in so doing reaching new audiences each step of the way. Each year, the Meteor Choice Music Prize recognises and champions some of our finest songwriters and IMRO is delighted to continue its longstanding association with this prestigious music prize." – Victor Finn, IMRO Chief Executive.

“IRMA are once again delighted to be involved with the Choice Music Prize and to celebrate the success of the award. IRMA’s interest in the cultivation of new artists through its members is at the centre of the long-running partnership with the music prize”. – Willie Kavanagh, Director General of IRMA.

HMV Xtra vision are retail partners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize and will feature special stands showcasing the Meteor Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide.

The Meteor Choice Music Prize – Song of the Year 2014 shortlist will be announced later this month.

The celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the Prize was heralded by a series of special events around the country. The first of these took place in November in Cork and Galway and featured three Meteor Choice Music Prize winning acts – Villagers, Jape and Delorentos sharing a stage for the first time.

MCMP is supported by IMRO, IRMA, RAAP, Today FM, RTE, Culture Ireland, HMV Xtra-vision & Music Week.

Irish Album of the Year 2014 Shortlist announcement

8th December 2014

The time is getting near for the announcement of the shortlist for this year's Meteor Choice Music Prize, Irish Album Of The Year 2014, in association with IMRO & IRMA. The shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, January 7th. The winning album will be announced at the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 5th March.

The Meteor Choice Music Prize live event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show. A one hour TV special will also be broadcast on RTE 2 on Sunday March 8th.

Details of a special 10th Anniversary event in Dublin in Spring 2015 will be also be announced soon. Planning is underway to mark the occasion of 10 years of the prize, which have presented us with 10 years of fantastic shortlists and winners, reflecting the diverse and ever-rising musical star of this Island.

RAAP, Culture Ireland, HMV Xtra-vision & Music Week are also official project partners.
The Meteor Choice Music Prize website has published a list of Irish albums released to date in 2014.

The shortlist for The Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song Of The Year 2014 will be also be announced in January 2015. 

Song of the Year

Congratulation to The Script who just took home the 2014 Meteor Choice Song of the Year prize for Superheroes. Well done lads. Enjoy the celebrations!

Highlights on RTÉ2

Missed the live event at Vicar Street? Catch the highlights on RTE2 on Sunday March 8th at 10:50pm.

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