September 13, 2012

Mercury Prize Nominees Announced

Nominees for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced and includes artist such as Django Django, Jessie Ware, and Plan B.  The Barclaycard Mercury is given annually and is award to British Artists for best album.

The award consists of a monetary prize, but is usually in the form of a sponsorship.  Since its beginning, electronic manufacture companies such as Technics, Panasonic, and the Natiowide Building Society had sponsored the event and the contestants.  The nominees and winner are chosen by a panel of executives and musicians in the industry.  Typically the mercury prize is given as an alternative to popular artist choice awards in Britain.