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Choice Music Prize date announced
The search to find Jape's successor has started!

This year’s Choice Music Prize will take place on March 3 in Vicar St., with one very chuffed Irish artist going home €10,000 the richer thanks to the generosity of the Irish Music Rights Organisation and the Irish Recorded Music Association.

12 as-yet-unnamed music professionals are currently whittling down last year’s 200+ Irish releases into a 10-album shortlist, which will be revealed on January 13 and doubtless provoke much furious pub debate.

It’s the fifth time the prize has been awarded, with the previous winners Julie Feeney’s 13 Songs, The Divine Comedy’s Victory For The Comic Muse, Super Extra Bonus Party’s eponymous debut and the current album of Choice, Jape’s Ritual.

Having had a good look through the runners and riders, we’re putting our €1.50 each-way on the fabulous Duckworth-Lewis Method.

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REVIEW: 26 Mar 2009

NEWS: 14 Jan 2009
The shortlist has been announced for the fourth annual Choice Music Prize, which is worth a cool €10,000 to the winners.

NEWS: 10 Jan 2008
The shortlist for this year’s Choice Music Prize was announced last night on Tom Dunne’s Today FM Pet Sounds show.

REVIEW: 08 Mar 2007
Hosted by Channel 6’s Michelle Doherty and Across The Line presenter David “Rigsy” O’Reilly, the second Choice Music Prize, set out to showcase the...

NEWS: 27 Feb 2007
With just a day to go before the Choice Music Prize is awarded, Si Schroeder and The Immediate are joint favourites to win.

NEWS: 24 Jan 2007
The Choice Music Prize ceremony night will host an plethora of live performances from the nominated bands.

NEWS: 10 Jan 2007
Snow Patrol have been installed as the 6/4 favourites to win this year’s Choice Music Prize with their Eyes Open set.

REVIEW: 09 Mar 2006
Watching so many acts in sequence, the audience may have discerned a hierarchy. Those on the cusp of mainstream success played with a cocky disregard for the...

INTERVIEW: 17 Feb 2006
Irish labels, bands and artists often face an uphill struggle to garner recognition, even on their home turf. Which is why hotpress and HMV have undertaken...

NEWS: 07 Feb 2006
Dubbed Ireland's version of the Mercury Music Prize, the Choice Music Prize is taking place on February 28 - and you can be there.

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