Plans for 2015 revealed
Plans for this year, as well as the 2015 judging panel, have been revealed. The 2015 shortlist will be announced by Lauren Laverne during her show on 6 Music on 16 October >> more
2015 Albums of the Year dates revealed...
We’re pleased to announce the key dates for the 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music >>  more
2015 Albums of the Year
We are excited to announce that the 2015 Mercury Prize will be in association with BBC Music >>  more
Mercury Prize - 2002
Ms Dynamite landed the Mercury Prize in 2002 for her infectious album 'A Little Deeper'. Did you know that Niomi later donated her Prize money to charity? more
Mercury Prize - 2001
PJ Harvey scooped the Mercury Prize in 2001 with her love letter to New York, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. Did you know that Polly won the Prize again in 2011 – the only artist to ever do so? >> more
Mercury Prize - 1997
The 1997 Mercury Prize was won by Roni Size/ Reprazent for the landmark album New Forms. Did you know that Roni was not the first winner from the Bristol scene? Portishead won in 1992 for Dummy >> more
Mercury Prize - 1996
The 1996 Mercury Prize was won by Pulp for the glorious ‘Different Class’. Did you know that the band donated their prize money to War Child, whose charity compilation album ‘Help’ was also shortlisted that year? >> more
Mercury Prize - 1992
The inaugural Mercury Prize was won by Primal Scream in 1992 for their seminal album ‘Screamadelica’. Did you know that the album features Jah Wobble, who was also shortlisted for his own album that year? >> more
Artists for War Child
20 years ago this September, the Help album was released to raise money for War Child. Did you know it was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 1996? >> more
James Blake x Mount Kimbie
NTS Radio
Mercury Prize winner James Blake kicks off Mount Kimbie's residency on NTS Radio. Listen back >> ‪#‎Recommends‬ more
Brian Eno
BBC Music John Peel lecture - 27 Sept 2015
Excellent news - Brian Eno to deliver this year's BBC Music John Peel lecture >> ‪#‎Recommends‬ more
Intelligent Dance Music
August marks the 22nd anniversary of the birth of the term 'Intelligent Dance Music'... Find out more here>> ‪#‎Recommends‬ more
Classic Album Sundays
Badly Drawn Boy
Classic Album Sundays you say? Mercury Prize winner you say? Count us in #Recommends >>  more
The Largest Vocabulary in Music
This fun study looks at which musician has the largest vocabulary. The answer may surprise you... >> more
Sounds of the City
BBC Radio 6Music
Fancy some weekend listening? Check out this fascinating documentary >> more
A new Pitchfork project will focus on the spaces between the shows by hitting the road with Courtney Barnett >> more
20 Golden Greats
Jarvis Cocker has played with the concept of a gold record and created twenty fictional album covers, all of which arrive accompanied by an eerie soundtrack at a new Paris exhibition >> more
Todd Terje
The kitsch cover for Todd Terje’s widely celebrated debut It’s Album Time inspires the brand new video for Alfonso Muskedunder... more
Station To Station: A 30 Day Happening
This summer, visual artist Doug Aitken brings his kaleidoscopic film Station To Station to the UK for the first time - and to celebrate he's curated an unassailable series of happenings along with the Barbican >> more
A Musical Study
After exhaustive research, a study is now offering evidence as to which particular style of music has proven the most important in shaping the nature of our listening habits >> more
Polar Bear's Tour Mix
Polar Bear embark on a tour in support of their new album, and to celebrate Leafcutter John has put together a specially commissioned mix for The Quietus more
And The Winner Is...
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Mercury Prize is Young Fathers for their album 'Dead'. Congratulations to all of this year's shortlisted artists! more