Mercury Prize 2017 Nominations have been Announced!

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominations have been Announced!

This morning, the 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist came out. The annual prize, which celebrates the best British album released each year, spans every genre, from indie and grime to pop and jazz. The prize is judged by a panel of 12 judges, the same number as albums nominated. They are all movers and shakers from all facets of the UK’s music industry. Including radio presenters, music news editors, and, of course, some of the country’s…

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Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Every so often, something happens to the music industry. That shakes everything up and breaks all the rules. Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Stormzy. Because this highlights just how big a wave grime has made. The explosion of grime into the mainstream has been so fascinating to watch. That it would be easy to think of it as an anomaly. In reality, the rise of grime was hardly different to the rise of punk before it and rock and roll…

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