Ahead of the 2021 RTE Choice Music Prize winners being announced on March 4th the RTE Choice Music Prize Conversations series will return on Tuesday March 2nd via zoom.

This year’s series of conversations will focus on mental health and representation within the Irish music scene and will feature appearances from Tolu Makay, Soulé, Loah (Artist / Songwriter), Lizzie Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon), Lar Kaye (All Tvvins)

This year’s keynote conversation comes from Alex Hardee (Agent for Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Sia) while Ken Allen (Manager of James Vincent McMorrow) will be in conversation with the How Did You Manage That podcast.

All events are but you must register in advance. Details on all conversations below. The Irish Album and Song of the Year 2020 will be announced live on RTÉ?2FM in a special Tracy Clifford show from 12-3pm on Thursday 4th March and will broadcast as a live simulcast on RTÉ Player. The show will feature live performances from the shortlisted album acts and more. 

Keynote Conversation: Alex Hardee – Partner / Agent at Paradigm11AM

(Agent for Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Sia) Hosted by Jim Carroll (RTÉ)

Let’s talk about it: Black Irish creatives and their mental health. (In association with Minding Creative Minds)?– Curated by Tolu Makay – 12PM

Loah (Artist / Songwriter), Simba Bianchi (Music Producer), Dr Abiola Muhammed Ogunfowora (Psychologist / Therapist) Ann Marie Shields (Minding Creative Minds)

Hosted by Siobhan Murray (Psychotherapist & Author)

“How Did You Manage That” – Live Podcast – 1PM  

James Vincent McMorrow live at the Choice Music Prize at Vicar Street. Photo by Owen Humphreys www.owen.ie

Ally McRae and Sophie Paluch hosts of the popular UK Podcast “How Did You Manage That” will interview Ken Allen, Faction (Manager of James Vincent McMorrow)

How WKept Our Band and Our Heads Together During Lockdown – 2PM

Artists Interview:?Jim Carroll talks to Soulé, Lizzie Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon) & Lar Kaye (All Tvvins).

Full details and speaker bios via http://www.choicemusicprize.ie/conversations/