Women Rule Mercury
This years Mercury Prize shortlist was recently announced and though the live awards show is not likely to happen in September there’s still full reason to get excited for the results.
12 albums have been nominated for the prestigious award, which aims to highlight the most exciting and innovative music of the past year. We’re interested to see if any of your artists of the year are featured or if there’s any artists you’ve yet to listening to:
Charli XCX – How I’m Feeling Now
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head
Kano – Hoodies All Year
Lanterns On The Lake – Spook The Herd
Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter
Anna Meredith – FIBS
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Porridge Radio – Every Bad
Sports Team – Deep Down Happy
We’re so excited so see more women nominated and receiving more acclimation with the industry in this year’s Mercury Prize as well as such a diverse range or artists and genres. We’ll be sure to keep you all updated no matter how the winners are announced. Be sure to catch it!
2020 Novello Recognition
The Ivor Novello Awards have been a representation of those recognised by their fellow UK music community recognising British and Irish songwriters and composers since first presented in 1956.
The nominations recognise works released last year and offer a range or a achievements for music works from scores, albums, and musicality that demonstrate exceptional potential, ambition and offers a platform of achievement for a range of artists across the UK.
Recipients of Songwriter of the Year 2019 and the Academy Fellowship will be announced along with winners across all nominated categories on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio from 11am on the Matt Wilkinson Show on Wednesday 2 September 2020.
The nominees are :
Nick Cave and the Seeds – Ghosteen
Little Simz – Grey Area
Kate Tempest – The Book of Traps and Lessons
Dave – Black
Kate Tempest – Firesmoke
JHUS – Must Be
Best original film score
Best original video game score
ARISE: A SIMPLE STORY
Best Song Lyrically & Musically
Jamie Cullum – Age of Anxiety
Stormzy – Crown
Sam Fender – Dead Boys
Best Television Soundtrack:
RISE OF THE NAZIS
THE CROWN (SERIES 3)
PRS FOR MUSIC Most Performed Work
Sam Smith – Dancing with a Stranger
Calvin Harris – Giant
Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait
Rising Star Award With Apple Music:
We love being able to see new and interesting artists across different genres every year and we’ll be sure to update when the winners are announced.