Choice Music Prize have announced details for the return of the annual event in Vicar Street on March 9th. As well as Best album and Best Song the prize will not extend to 3 new categories: Irish Artist of the Year, Irish Breakthrough Artist and Classic Irish Album.

As ever the live event in Vicar Street will be recorded by RTE for broadcast at a later date. RTÉ 2FM will broadcast a week of Choice Music Prize announcements, including further info on the new prizes, from 9th – 13th January, with All Irish All Day kicking things off on the station on 9th.

Head of RTÉ 2FM Dan Healy said: “This has been another year of incredible music and performances from Irish artists and musicians which we have continued to celebrate across 2FM. We are looking forward to giving all this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize shortlisted songs and artists the support they truly deserve and to getting behind the three new categories which will make a welcome addition to this important celebration of the very best in Irish music.”

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize on sale Friday 25th Nov, priced €29.50 plus booking fees

For Those I Love at the Choice Music Prize. Photo by Owen Humphreys.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations will take place at BIMM, Francis St, Dublin on Thursday 9th March. Conversations is an international music forum designed to encourage frank exchanges amongst panellists and with the audiences to challenge and elucidate the biggest prevailing issues confronting artists and industry professionals.

The Irish Album of the Year only is chosen from a shortlist of ten albums by a panel of eleven Irish music media professionals and industry experts. The winning AOTY 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).

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Key 2023 Dates include:

Irish Album of the Year 2022 Shortlist Announcement – Monday 9th January

Irish Song of the Year 2022 Shortlist Announcement – Friday 13th January

Conversations – Thursday 9th March

Live Event, Vicar St with an Exclusive RTÉ2FM Broadcast – Thursday 9th March