- 21 Feb 23
A limited number of tickets are still available for Thursday night's live event. Admission to Conversations is free but registration is required.
The line-up for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event 2023, has just been announced by Laura Fox on RTÉ 2FM.
The acts include to play live in Vicar Street on the night include, Anna Mieke, Aoife Nessa Frances, Just Mustard, Pillow Queens, and Thumper.
Unfortunately, due to other commitments including touring and/or recording, Dermot Kennedy, CMAT, Fontaines D.C, Sorcha Richardson and The Mary Wallopers are unable to perform on the night.
The winning album will be announced on the Vicar street night on March 9th, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show from 7-11pm. A special TV show will be broadcast on Thursday 16th March at 22.30 on RTÉ2 presented by Bláthnaid Treacy.
Although the Classic Irish Album winner will be announced Monday 6th March, the prize will be presented along with all the others at the Vicar Street event.
Tracy Clifford will take the reins on the day, hosting the event and announcing 2022’s Irish Song of the Year live on the night. Irish Album of the Year, Irish Artist of the Year and Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year will all be announced at the event from Vicar Street and broadcast on RTÉ 2FM.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the event via Ticketmaster.
On the same day, RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations will take place on Thursday at BIMM, Francis St, Dublin.
Conversations brings together artists and music industry professionals to discuss some of the major issues affecting both performers and the wider industry at the present time. Four topical music industry discussion panels will take place between 12pm – 4.15pm, with registration beginning at 11am.
Admission is free, but those who wish to attend will need to register for a ticket via ChoiceMusicPrize.ie as spaces are limited.
See the schedule below for further details.
RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations / Hosted by Jim Carroll (RTÉ)
Registration at BIMM, Francis St
Panel 1 Keynote Interview
Trevor Dietz (Manager, Fontaines D.C.)
The story of how Fontaines D.C. went from BIMM Students to Grammy-nominated artists in a matter of years.
12.50 – 1.30pm
Panel 2 Building An Online Fanbase
In the digital music era, where having an online presence before creating music is nearly the norm than the exception, this panel will explore how best to build and engage with your fan base leading to increased streams and ticket sales.
Ceri Dixon (Head of Digital Partnerships / Artist Manager, Red Light Management)
Olly Brooks (Campaign Manager, Blackstar Agency)
Panel 3 Live & Direct
With streaming and physical sales revenue for most artists a long way from providing a living wage, live & touring continues to be their most important revenue stream. This panel will discuss, amongst other things: What are live agents looking for from new and emerging Irish artists? How to build and maintain an audience through live activity. Does Brexit make any difference to Irish artists looking to tour internationally?
Holly Rowland (Agent, Wassermann)
Eleanor McGuinness (Partner / Agent, PlayBook Artists)
Rob McGee (Agent, FMLY Agency)
2.30 – 3.20pm
Panel 4 Heard It On The Radio
Who better to ask than the DJs and broadcasters whose job relies on finding the best in new music. Nels Hylton (BBC Radio 1), John Kennedy (Radio X) Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1 / BBC Radio Ulster) offer the inside track on how to grab those initial plays for your music.
Nels Hylton (BBC Radio 1)
John Kennedy (Radio X)
Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1 / BBC Radio Ulster)
3.30 – 4.15pm
Panel 4 Behind The Scenes
AIM Ireland chat to some of the independent music professionals behind some of this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominated artists.
RTÉ Choice Music Prize in association with AIM Ireland (Moderated by Gill Dooley, CEO AIM Ireland).
Gino (Manager, SELLÓ)
Joe Clarke (Manager, THUMPER)
Ismay Burke (PR / Digital)