Win tickets to Snow Patrol with the Meteor Choice Music Prize
Delighted to be involved in this. It’s the Meteor Choice Music Prize 2012, announced today. You can win tickets to an exclusive Snow Patrol gig in Dublin’s Button Factory on November 1 – all it takes is a comment.
Having helped out with the Choice Music Prize last year, I’m delighted to be working with them on next year’s event (Thursday 8 March 2012), now sponsored by Meteor.
There are also exclusive gigs beforehand that you can win tickets to, including Snow Patrol’s intimate gig in the Button Factory on November 1.
Press release details:
Today Meteor announced a three year title sponsorship deal of the Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year, with Broadcast Management & Events. After a long successful association with music, the operator’s latest sponsorship focuses on home grown bands and artists that are making their mark within the industry.
The Choice Music Prize was established to highlight and promote the work of Irish musicians. It is unique in that the judging process focuses simply and solely on the music, as opposed to sales or airplay. The Meteor Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year will be selected by well know music industry experts, with the winner receiving €10,000.
The short list of nominees will be announced on 11 of January 2012.
The winning album will be selected at the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event in The Olympia, Dublin on Thursday 8th March 2012.
The event will be broadcast live in a special Paul McLoone Show on Today FM with exclusive behind the scenes content and highlights of the gig through Meteor’s Facebook page
Meteor and Choice Music Prize also today announced a series of exclusive events to celebrate the best of Irish music
The first will take place on 1st November when Meteor Choice Music Prize Presents… an evening with Snow Patrol in the Button Factory, Dublin.
Snow Patrol will play tracks from their new album along with fond favourites from their back catalogue of worldwide hits.
The 7th annual prize will once again celebrate and acknowledge the best in Irish recorded music. The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of eleven Irish media professionals.
The winning act will receive a cheque for €10,000 courtesy of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), as well as a specially commissioned award by Recorded Artists and Performers (RAAP). HMV are the retail partners for the project while Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of key overseas delegates at the event.
The Meteor Choice Music Prize website has published a comprehensive list of Irish albums released in 2011. It already represents the biggest number of releases in a year since the inception of the award.
The recipients of the Choice Music Prize thus far are as follows:
- 2010: Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History (Kitsune)
- 2009: Adrian Crowley – Season of the Sparks (Chemikal Underground)
- 2008: Jape – Ritual (Co-Op Records)
- 2007: Super Extra Bonus Party – Super Extra Bonus Party (Alphabet Set)
- 2006: The Divine Comedy – Victory for the Comic Muse (Parlophone)
- 2005: Julie Feeney – 13 Songs (Julie Feeney)
If you’d like to win tickets to the Snow Patrol gig, check Meteor’s Facebook page or leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random and emailed.