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Mercury prize Noel Gallagher, Florence and Arctic Monkeys shortlisted | Music | The Guardian

The Mercury Prize , formerly called the Mercury Music Prize , is an annual music prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act. It was later sponsored by Technics [3] to , Panasonic [2] and , Nationwide Building Society to and Barclaycard — The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of musicians, music presenters, music producers, music journalists, festival organisers and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland. Presentation of the awards usually takes place at an Awards Show in October, after the shortlist is announced at the Album of the Year Launch in September.