Choice Music Prize


The Choice Music Prize is a yearly music prize awarded to the best album from Ireland. It has been sponsored by Meteor since 2011.

Choice Music Prize
Awarded forBest album from the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland
LocationVicar Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2005–present)
The Olympia Theatre, Dublin (2011 ceremony)
Presented byIRMA, IMRO and RAAP
First awarded2005

It was formed by journalist Jim Carroll and manager Dave Reid in 2005.[1]

The ceremony to announce the winner takes place at Vicar Street, Dublin in February or March each year.

Winners and shortlisted nomineesEdit

Neil Hannon, winner with The Divine Comedy in 2006 and nominee with The Duckworth Lewis Method in 2009
Adrian Crowley, winner in 2009
Two Door Cinema Club, winners in 2010
Year Winner Album Shortlisted nominees & albums[2][3][4] Judges
2005 Julie Feeney 13 songs[5]
2006 The Divine Comedy Victory for the Comic Muse
2007 Super Extra Bonus Party Super Extra Bonus Party[6]
2008 Jape Ritual[7]
2009 Adrian Crowley Season of the Sparks[8]
2010 Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History[9]
2011 Jape Ocean of Frequency

Related pagesEdit


  1. Eoin Butler (15 January 2009). "Choice script upset by inclusion of . . . The Script". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  2. Charlie Taylor (13 January 2010). "Bell X1 on Choice prize shortlist". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  3. Anna Forbes (3 March 2011). "Choice Music Prize Preview". State. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  4. "Choice Prize Shortlist Announced". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  5. "Julie Feeney takes the Choice Music Prize". RTÉ Entertainment. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  6. "Super Extra Bonus Party win Choice Music Prize". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  7. "Dublin musician Jape wins Choice Music Prize". Irish Examiner. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. He wins a cheque for €10,000 and a specially-commissioned award.
  8. "Adrian Crowley wins the Choice Music Prize!". Hot Press. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  9. Adelina Campos (4 March 2011). "Choice Music Prize is won by Two Door Cinema Club". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 4 March 2011.

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