How do I submit my recording for consideration for The Meteor Choice Music Prize ?
There is no formal submission process. If you meet the eligibility process your album is already eligible for Meteor Choice Music Prize consideration. That means every artist has an equal opportunity regardless of their marketing prowess or budgets.
Are only albums listed on the Irish Albums list on the Meteor Choice Music Prize site only eligible for consideration?
Not at all. This list is a non definitive list of Irish albums released in any given year. The list is published in order to catalogue the year in Irish music and to highlight the enormous amount of music being produced by Irish artists annually across every musical genre. We encourage amendments and additions to this list so please click on the contact page and get in touch in order to add to or amend this list.
Can I still send you my record?
Yes. We don't return packages or appraise, review or publish them. But we do listen, because we believe in supporting and promoting Irish Music.
Email email@example.com for information where to send your album.
How is the judging panel selected?
The Meteor Choice Music Prize judging panel is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, programmers, bloggers and other experts in the field of critically appraising and reviewing Irish Music. The panelists are selected each year by The Meteor Choice Music Prize Director and the Chairperson of the Meteor Choice Music Prize judging panel. No one with a direct financial relationship to the music or its creators is allowed on the panel.
Do you have a list of contacts for the Meteor Choice Music Prize panel members?
No, we do not. Panel members and their affiliations are listed on our site. Feel free to direct any enquiries to their respective media outlets. Any influence on their selections should come from the music itself. The best approach is to simply ensure that panel members get a copy of your album and leave it at that.
How are the nominees decided? What is the criteria?
The Meteor Choice Music Prize shortlist is voted on by the panel based on their own tastes and determinations. They pick their selections based on what their individual criteria for best album is. There are no quotas, sales caps or any other limitations. It’s simply just about the music. The announcements/publications by The Meteor Choice Music Prize of the list of artists which have been judged to make The Meteor Choice Music Prize Shortlist and then of The Meteor Choice Music Prize Winner are final and no communications will be entered into which contest the validity of these.
Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of the Year
1: All songs nominated for the Meteor Choice Music Prize - Irish Song of the Year must have been released for the very first time in Ireland during the year in question. This means that the song must have made available to the general public (for purchase or given away for free in shops, at gigs or on websites) for the very first time in Ireland (ie Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland) between January 1 and December 31 in the given year. Radio and promotional releases and album tracks (from albums released in the given year) can also be included.
2: The songs nominated can be from any genre imaginable.
3: The artist(s) in question must have been born in Ireland (ie Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland) and/or hold an Irish passport. Bands are eligible to be nominated if the majority of the band members were born in Ireland (ie Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland) and/or hold an Irish passport.
4: A shortlist of ten songs will be compiled by a combination of songs selected by the Meteor Choice Music Prize judging panel and the Irish airplay charts compiled by Nielsen Music Control.The public will vote via meteor’s facebook page and by text vote to select the winner of the Meteor Choice Music Prize - Irish Song of the Year Award. Specific terms and conditions are available on www.meteor.ie. The announcements/publications by The Meteor Choice Music Prize of the list of artists which have been judged to make The Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of the Year Shortlist and then of The Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of the Year winner are final and no communications will be entered into which contest the validity of these.
How is the winning album selected?
The eleven person judging panel meets on the night of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event to discuss and dissect the various Choice nominated albums. The performance of the nominees at the live event has no bearing on the winner of the Meteor Choice Music Prize.
I have other questions that need asking:
Please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org who’ll endeavor to answer all relevant queries.