Thursday 27 April 2017

Art is not a competition and awards like Oscars don't mean anything

Villagers frontman Conor O'Brien accepts the Meteor Choice Music Prize
Villagers frontman Conor O'Brien accepts the Meteor Choice Music Prize

George Byrne

All award ceremonies are fundamentally flawed.

In a week when Villagers' second album, Awayland, won the Meteor Choice Music Award and there will be a line or two penned about some glitzy bash in Los Angeles, surely it's about time we wondered just what on Earth these 'prizes' achieve.

The Meteors were set up as a snooty Indie alternative to those dreadful pop awards where -- dear God -- members of the actual public were allowed to vote for acts they liked, but now have their own live radio broadcast and a highlights package to be shown on RTE2.

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