2013 Anthems Go To Public Vote for Coveted Award
Ten songs from an eclectic mix of Irish musical talent will now go to a public vote. The overall winner will be revealed at the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar Street on 27th February.
Now in its third year, the Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of the Year Award recognises the nation’s favourite songs from the previous year. Bringing the shortlisted songs to a public vote encourages people to discover new Irish artists and take an active role in supporting Irish music. Meteor has seen a large increase in voting numbers since the prize was established in 2011 and expects greater participation than ever this year.
Meteor is encouraging people to get involved by casting their vote through the Meteor Facebook page www.facebook.com/meteor or by texting ‘SONG’ to 085 711 4444 for a list of nominees.
The Shortlist for 2013
The Irish Song of the Year shortlist is decided by the Meteor Choice Music Prize judging panel and the Irish airplay charts for 2013. The 2013 shortlist is:
Daithí– Chameleon Life (Sony Music)
Hozier – Take Me To Church (Rubyworks)
I am The Cosmos – Look Me In The Eye (Self Released)
James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier (Believe Recordings)
Kodaline – Brand New Day (Sony Music)
New Jackson – Sat Around Here Waiting (Hivern Discs)
The Original Rudeboys – Never Gonna Walk Away (Rubyworks)
The Strypes – You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover (Universal)
Two Door Cinema Club – Changing of The Seasons (Parlophone/Warner Music)
Villagers – Nothing Arrived (Domino)
Lisa Comerford, Meteor Consumer Marketing Director said: “We’re really excited to be celebrating another superb year of Irish music and to bring a spotlight to the very best Irish songs. The Meteor Choice Music Prize aims to encourage people to discover, discuss and enjoy great Irish music and we’re thrilled that this year’s shortlist spans such an exciting and eclectic mix of musical genres.” Lisa added: “We were overwhelmed with the response to last year’s vote and we’re hoping for even greater participation this year. Get behind your favourite song – every vote counts!”
How to Vote & Win Tickets to the Event
It is the public who will decide the winner by voting online at www.facebookcom/meteor or by texting ‘SONG’ to 085 711 4444 for a list of nominees. All voters are in with a chance to win one of 20 pairs of tickets to the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event on 27th February in Vicar Street and can vote once a day until voting closes on 23rd February.
The winning entry will be announced at the Live Event and awarded the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year trophy along with a prize fund of €3,000. The shortlisted songs will be profiled on air by Tony Fenton on Today FM from Monday 27 – Friday 31 January with two songs from the list played each day. The Meteor Choice Music Prize will be broadcast live on the night as part of a special four-hour extended programme on Today FM’s Paul McLoone show. In addition, the show will air as part of a special TV broadcast on 2nd March on RTE Two at 10.30pm.
Tickets for the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event are on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie, priced at €23.50 including booking fee.