2020 Mercury Prize & Ivor Novellos Shortlist

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!

 

Ivor Novellos

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 :

 

Best Album:

Nick Cave and the Seeds – Ghosteen

Little Simz – Grey Area

Kate Tempest – The Book of Traps and Lessons

 

Contemporary song:

Dave – Black

Kate Tempest – Firesmoke

JHUS – Must Be

 

Best original film score

FOR SAMA
MIDSUMMER
MONOS
Best original video game score

ARISE: A SIMPLE STORY

DRAGUN

LOST EMBER

 

Best Song Lyrically & Musically

Jamie Cullum – Age of Anxiety

Stormzy – Crown

Sam Fender – Dead Boys

 

Best Television Soundtrack:

EUPHORIA

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:

Amahla

Camel Smickergill

GRIFF

Lullahush

Mysie

 

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.