RTÉ and RAAP Announce Breakthrough Award

RTÉ Radio in association with Recorded Actors Artists Performers (RAAP) is offering emerging musical performers the opportunity to kick-start their careers by winning part of a €20,000 bursary fund and having their music played across RTÉ Radio’s four FM stations: RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
 
The RTÉ Radio/RAAP Breakthrough 2011 is a series of bursaries which will be awarded to emerging musical performers across a wide range of genres. 
 
The Breakthrough 2011 panel are looking for musicians and/or musical acts that display not only musical and technical skill, but also real audience appeal. The award aims to reward performers and, as such, is aimed at performance rather than original composition.
 
To be in with a chance of winning, applicants must have their entries in by Friday, 26 August 2011.
 
The competition is running to coincide with RTÉ’s annual Big Music Week (10 – 16 October 2011), which, in addition to the €5,000 bursary per genre, will give each winning entrant the opportunity to perform on RTÉ Radio as part of the event.
 
The aim of the RTÉ Radio/RAAP Breakthrough 2011 Bursaries is to celebrate music performance in Ireland and to offer entrants the opportunity to break through to the next level of their music career via the awarding of a bursary of €5,000 per winner, and exposure and airplay across the four channels of RTÉ Radio.
 
RTÉ 2fm’s Dave Fanning says: “Ireland is awash with exceptionally talented performers of all musical disciplines. It’s great to see RTÉ Radio join forces with RAAP to offer emerging acts this opportunity to get their career off the ground. Who knows, the next U2, Chieftains, Glen Hansard or Colm Wilkinson could be out there waiting for the opportunity to show the world what they’ve got; Breakthrough 2011 could be their chance.” 
 
www.rte.ie/breakthrough

 

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