On Thursday, a bunch of passionate bloggers proved to The Music Business that you can celebrate the best in Irish Music in style without the need of sponsorship or Arts funding.
The nominated artists were firstly choosen by the public and then voted on by 26 bloggers to create the 'Shortlist' with a final vote by the same bloggers to create the list of winners:
Best Design (Website, Artwork, Posters)
Adebisi Shank - This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank
Best Independent Label
Ambience Affair - Devil In The Detail
Best Music Photography
Best Radio Show
Cathy Davey - Best Pop
Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
Best Rock and Alternative
Best Electronic & Hip Hop
The Cast of Cheers
And So I Watch You From Afar – The Letters
The Cast of Cheers
Song of the Year
Villagers – The Meaning of the Ritual
Album of the Year
Adebisi Shank – This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank
There have already been offers of thanks to everyone involved but I want to share the articles and web inches which have already been written about the live event:
RTE Young People Dept:
Drop-d confirmed the value of The Digital Socket Awards by stating: "For the first time in years, Drop-d couldn’t have been prouder to be Irish."
MOG Music Network
http://mog.com/blog_posts/2757432/mogbar?a=mn211215 ... thanks to http://www.thepointofeverything.com/
BBC5Live: We got a few mentions from the 43rd Minute onwards!
Swear I'm Not Paul: Ronan wrote about his top 10 moments!
Golden Plec Review:
Take The Candy:
The Lost Continent:
Thank you big time!
Some Happy Customers:
Photos Galore: Thanks to the Music Photographers
The Live Bands: Thanks to the bands for their excellent performances!
Photos by: http://deadl.wordpress.com/
The Live Final was a charity event for Aware and there is a tidy sum of €1000 + going to the charity!
See ya for The Digital Socket Awards next year?
Finally .... in case you haven't seen it here's the Best Music Video of 2010: