RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations brings together artists and music industry professionals online to discuss and explore some of the key issues affecting both performers and the wider music industry at the present time.

The Conversations event will take place on Tuesday 2nd March this year, two days before the RTÉ Choice Music Prize special live event, with four topical music and industry discussion panels taking place between 11am – 3pm, via Zoom.

Attendance is free, but advance registration is required - find out more here.

RTE Choice Music Prize Conversations 2021 / Tuesday March 2nd

11 AM

Keynote Conversation: Alex Hardee – Partner / Agent at Paradigm 

(Agent for Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Sia)

Hosted by Jim Carroll (RTÉ)

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12 PM

Let's talk about it: Black Irish creatives and their mental health (in association with Minding Creative Minds), curated by Tolu Makay. 

Loah (Artist / Songwriter)

Simba Bianchi (Music Producer)

Dr Abiola Muhammed Ogunfowora (Psychologist / Therapist)

Ann Marie Shields (Minding Creative Minds)

Hosted by Siobhan Murray (Psychotherapist & Author)

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1 PM

How Did You Manage That – Live Podcast

Ally McCrae and Sophie Paluch, hosts of the popular UK Podcast How Did You Manage That, will interview Ken Allen, Faction (Manager of James Vincent McMorrow)

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2 PM

How We Kept Our Band and Our Heads Together During Lockdown 

Artists Interview: Jim Carroll talks to Soulé, Lizzie Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon) & Lar Kaye (All Tvvins).

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2020 will be announced live on RTÉ 2FM in a special Tracy Clifford Show from 12-3pm on Thursday 4th March and broadcast live on RTÉ Player. The show will feature live performances from some of the shortlisted acts - listen to the albums here.