Filter Magazine announces The Shortlist Organization has revealed the initial nominees for the sixth annual Shortlist Music Prize. Tom Waits is one of the 61 nominees selected by a panel of listmakers including Sufjan Stevens, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, SnowPatrol singer Gary Lightbody, The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci, KTTunstall, members of Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, and journalists Toure and Rev. Moose.
The list will be pared down to ten finalists next month, and the winner will
be announced later in the spring.