Full 2016 judging panel revealed...
The final six judges have been announced, completing this year's line up for the 2016 judging panel… more
2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize Launch
The shortlist of twelve 2016 ‘Albums of the Year’ will be announced by BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny on 4 August >> more
The Mercury Prize announces new title partner...
The Mercury Prize returns for its 25th year, with a new title partner – Hyundai >> more
2016 plans revealed…
2016 will see the introduction of some exciting new elements for the Mercury Prize, including a move to the Eventim Apollo! >> more
WIN a set of the 2015 Albums of the Year on CD!
This competition is now closed! Many thanks to all those who entered >> more
Noel Coward - Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Benjamin Clementine #Recommends
For his video pick, Benjamin Clementine says: "I share with you here the sheer genius of the Great Noel Coward. It's called Mad Dogs and Englishmen" >> more
Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie
SOAK #Recommends
Bridie Monds-Watson recommends the debut album from Dublin noise four-piece Girl Band - out now on Rough Trade Records >> more
Anna of the North - The Dreamer
SOAK #Recommends
For her video pick, SOAK recommends this cool slice of dream pop from Oslo native Anna of the North >> more
Dave De Rose - Never
ESKA #Recommends
ESKA recommends this simple, yet engrossing video from drummer and sound artist Dave De Rose >> more
J Dilla - Dillatronic
Benjamin Clementine #Recommends
This year's overall winner, Benjamin Clementine, is recommending Dillatronic - the latest album to emerge from the late rapper and producer's extensive archives >> more
Floating Points - Silhouettes (I, II & III)
Ghostpoet #Recommends
Ghostpoet recommends this jazz-inflected epic from Sam Shepard (aka Floating Points). Taken from his recently released debut 'Elaenia' >> more
Chloë March - Nights Bright Days
C Duncan #Recommends
The dreamy, poetic soundscapes of Chloë March have been recommended by C Duncan. Check out the composer's third album 'Nights Bright Days' >> more
De'Borah - Deep Down
ESKA #Recommends
ESKA recommends this delicate and soulful new track from London's De'Borah, taken from her new EP 'Chambers on a Sleeve' >> more
The Rhythm Method - Ode 2 Joey
Slaves #Recommends
Slaves hit the road with The Rhythm Method in support next month. The Mercury Prize shortlisted duo recommend this irreverent jam as their video pick >> more
Swim Deep - Mothers
Wolf Alice #Recommends
Wolf Alice recommend 'Mothers', the second album from baggy Birmingham five-piece Swim Deep >> more
Doug Hream Blunt - My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt
Ghostpoet #Recommends
David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint (the label that has previously shone a light on William Oyeabor) goes digging in the crates once more with this release of Doug Hream Blunt's My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt, recommended by Ghostpoet >> more
GUM - Anesthetized Lesson
Wolf Alice #Recommends
Wolf Alice recommend this groove from Tame Impala / Pond sideman Jay Watson, taken from his recent album 'Glamorous Damage' >> more
Watch the Awards Show on BBC iPlayer
Hosted by Lauren Laverne and featuring live performances from Slaves, Benjamin Clementine, ESKA and Roisin Murphy, as well as the announcement of this year's overall winner >> more
Real Lies - Real Life
Slaves #Recommends
North London three-piece Real Lies have caught the ears of Slaves with this at times euphoric and at times vulnerable debut album, released in October >> more
Kurt Vile - Dust Bunnies
Benjamin Clementine #Recommends
2015 Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine recommends this recent Kurt Vile single. Check out a live performance below >> more
Grimes - Flesh Without Blood / Life in Vivid Dream
Wolf Alice #Recommends
Wolf Alice recommend the return of Grimes, with this playful, hyper real, and sometimes shocking double bill - Flesh Without Blood / Life in Vivid Dream >> more
This Is The Kit - Silver John
Ghostpoet #Recommends
For his video pick, Obaro has chosen 'Silver John' from This Is The Kit (aka Bristolian folk musician Kate Stables), in which Kate contemplates the apocalypse >> more
Benjamin Clementine on tour
The incomparable Benjamin Clementine will be touring the UK in December. Check out the link for more details and tickets! >> more
Joanna Newsom - Sapokanikan / Divers
ESKA + C Duncan #Recommends
Joanna Newsom comes highly recommended from both ESKA (who recommends her latest album 'Divers') and C Duncan, who recommends the video below >> more
Novelist - Endz
Slaves Recommends
Dedicated Grime fans Slaves recommend the new video from XL signed Novelist 'Endz' >> more
Heather Woods Broderick - Wyoming
C Duncan #Recommends
Visit the "metaphorical landscapes of Wyoming" in this new track from Heather Woods Broderick, recommended by C Duncan >> more
The Japanese House - Sister
SOAK #Recommends
SOAK recommends this track from Amber Bain (aka The Japanese House) taken from her debut EP 'Pools To Bathe In' >> more
2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music
Winner - Benjamin Clementine
We're thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music is Benjamin Clementine for 'At Least For Now'! Congratulations to all of the shortlisted artists >> more
Mercury Prize Live - Friday 20 November
BBC Four - 9.30pm
Tune into BBC Four at 9.30pm to catch the 2015 Mercury Prize Live, hosted by Lauren Laverne. Follow us on Twitter for live updates >> more
2015 Album Profile - Wolf Alice 'My Love Is Cool'
Check out this short introduction to Wolf Alice, brought to you by 6 Music's Matt Everitt >> more
2015 Album Profile - SOAK
'Before We Forgot How To Dream'
6 Music's Matt Everitt introduces SOAK's debut album 'Before We Forgot How To Dream' in this short audio clip >> more
2015 Album Profile - Slaves 'Are You Satisfied?'
Matt Everitt explores Slaves 'Are You Satisfied?' for 6 Music in this audio clip >> more
2015 Album Profile - Roisin Murphy
'Hairless Toys'
Learn more about Róisín Murphy's 'Hairless Toys' in this short audio clip from 6 Music's Matt Everitt >> more
2015 Album Profile - Jamie xx
Check out this short introduction to Jamie xx's record 'In Colour' from 6 Music's Matt Everitt >> more
2015 Album Profile - Ghostpoet 'Shedding Skin'
Matt Everitt delves deeper into Ghoetpoet's 'Shedding Skin' in this short audio clip >> more
2015 Album Profile - Florence + The Machine
'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'
6 Music's Matt Everitt introduces Florence's album 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' in this short audio clip >> more
2015 Album Profile - ESKA 'ESKA'
Check out this short introduction to ESKA, brought to you by 6 Music's Matt Everitt >>  more
2015 Album Profiles - Gaz Coombes 'Matador'
6 Music's Matt Everitt introduces Gaz Coombes album 'Matador' in this short audio clip >> more
2015 Album Profiles - Benjamin Clementine
'At Least For Now'
Learn more about Benjamin Clementine's 'At Least For Now' in the audio clip from 6 Music's Matt Everitt >> more
2015 Album Profiles - C Duncan 'Architect'
Introducing C Duncan's 'Architect' - 6 Music's Matt Everitt sheds light on the album >> more
2015 Album Profile - Aphex Twin 'Syro'
6 Music's Matt Everitt introduces Aphex Twin's album 'Syro' in this short audio clip >> more
Roisin Murphy - November 2015 tour dates
Catch the inimitable Róisín Murphy live in Glasgow, Manchester and London this November. Tickets available here >> more
SOAK tour dates - just added
The spellbinding Bridie Monds-Watson has just announced a new live date for March 2016. Get tickets for all her dates here >> more
ESKA on BBC Radio 2 + 6 Music
Mercury Prize shortlisted ESKA will be in session on Jamie Cullum's Radio 2 programme tonight (20 Oct) and 6 Music tomorrow (21 Oct - 10am) >> more
Wolf Alice
New UK + IE Tour Dates
Fresh from their inclusion on the 2015 shortlist, Wolf Alice have announced new UK and Ireland tour dates. Head to their website for details >> more
Mercury Prize Shortlist 2015
The 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music 'Albums of the Year' have been announced! Check out the rundown >> 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 Mercury Prize - Shortlist Announcement
The 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music 'Albums of the Year' will be announced on Friday 16 October on BBC Radio 6 Music from 10am. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the announcement as it happens... more
Mercury Prize - 2013
James Blake collected the Prize in 2013 for his expansive record Overgrown – the second time he had appeared on the shortlist. Did you know that James studied music at Goldsmiths with fellow 2011 Mercury Prize artist Katy B? >> more
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
Mercury Prize - 2008
Elbow ruled in 2008 with their stunning fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid. Did you know that Guy and Craig from the band produced I Am Kloot’s Sky At Night, which was shortlisted in 2010? 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
Help
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
Contours
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
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