International Delegates Attending Vicar Street, Dublin – Thursday 9th March

This year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, in association with IMRO & IRMA, will welcome ten international music industry delegates to the live event on Thursday 9th March, at Vicar St.

The targeted attendance of these influential professionals was coordinated by First Music Contact and Culture Ireland in an effort to increase the networking opportunities for the labels and management of the nominated artists.

Earlier that day the delegates will meet with representatives of the shortlisted acts at an event hosted by RTE Choice Music Prize and First Music Contact.

Attending the live event on Thursday 9th March are:

Sarah Besnard, ATC Live
Jason Edwards, Coda Agency
James Foley, Senor Editor Spotify
Natasha Haddad, Festival Republic
Bryan Johnson, Director Artist Services Spotify
Nick Robinson, Senior VP Kobalt
John Rostron ,Welsh Music Prize / SWN Festival
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
Peter Thompson ,MD PIAS
Mike Walsh, Head of Music Radio X

The following acts are performing live at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize event in Vicar St:

All Tvvins | Bantum | Wallis Bird | The Divine Comedy | Lisa Hannigan | Katie Kim | Overhead, The Albatross | Rusangano Family and We Cut Corners.

Only a handful of tickets for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event remain at Ticketmaster outlets and at priced €26.50 including booking fee.

The Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist can be listened to in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website www.choicemusicprize.ieand on