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GUEST,Nigel Review: Mercury - good for all folk? (10) RE: Review: Mercury - good for all folk? 25 Jul 03


Anybody can enter an album, but there is an entry fee of 200. The panel is made up of journalists, radio producers etc. who get sent albums in their field to decide on. Notably, in the years Kate Rusby and Red Rice were nominated Colin Irwin was on the panel.

Bearing in mind the prize money is 20,000 and the entry fee is 200, they only need 100 albums to be entered in order to break even. Even then, the prize money is supposedly sponsorship from Panasonic. So it is a big money spinner as well, hence there only being one folk album, one jazz etc that never seem to win. The words 'clear' and 'channel' come to mind... (if you don't know what I'm talking about then read up on Clear Channel and what they are doing to radio and live music in the US)


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