Prize on the rise: BPI's Geoff Taylor hails Mercurys as "powerful" platform for artists

T he BPI’s chief executive Geoff Taylor has told Music Week that the Hyundai Mercury Prize has “bounced back” with a 2017 awards show that offered a “really compelling viewing experience” on TV.

“We stepped up the production values of the show, it ran in a very slick, smooth way and the atmosphere was fantastic,” said Taylor. “We feel like we’re building something.”

The BPI took on operational support two years ago for the Mercury Prize, which moved to Hammersmith’s ...

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