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CLIP 11931

The Mercurys – a record industry marketing tool or a benchmark for British music?

The Mercurys – a record industry marketing tool or a benchmark for British music?
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Key Info
  • The Mercurys – a record industry marketing tool or a benchmark for British music?
  • Duration: 03:50
  • Garry Mulholland visits a Brighton record shop and reflects on 18 years of the Mercury music prize which he describes as a barometer of changing tastes and fashions in our multi cultural society. Often sparking controversy over its choice of winners, it can either make or break a musical career. Winners who have gone on to consolidate their success include Dizzee Rascal; musicians who have not fared so well include Ms Dynamite. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 7 September 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash
  • Subject:

    Music

       Topic:

    Pop Music

  • Keywords: music industry, dizzee rascal, Britpop, radio, rapper
Ideas for use in class
  • A springboard for discussion on popular traditions and current trends in music that reflect cultural diversity.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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