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The Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
Awards, named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. They have been presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) since 1956, and over 1,000 statuettes have been awarded.[2][3]


1 History 2 Award categories

2.1 Nominated annual awards 2.2 Other annual awards 2.3 Other awards

3 Unusual award winners 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Nicknamed The Ivors, the awards take place each May and are sponsored by PRS for Music.[2] They are respected worldwide as the major platform for recognising and rewarding Britain and Ireland's songwriting and composing talents.[3] The Ivors remain the only award ceremony in the musical calendar that is not influenced by publishers and record companies, but judged and presented by the writing community. The Award itself is a solid bronze sculpture of Euterpe, the muse of lyric poetry.[3] Award categories[edit] Nominated annual awards[edit]

Best Song Musically and Lyrically Best Contemporary Song Album Award Best Original Film Score Best Television Soundtrack

Other annual awards[edit]

Songwriter of the Year Most Performed Work

Other awards[edit]

Jazz Award Classical Music Award Inspiration Award Outstanding Song Collection Outstanding Contribution to British Music Lifetime Achievement Special
International Award BASCA
Fellowship Best Dance Single Award International Hit of the Year International Achievement in Musical Theater Jimmy Kennedy Award Best Selling UK Single Best Original Music for a Television/Radio Broadcast Special
Award for Songwriting

Unusual award winners[edit]

In 1964 John Lennon
John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
received four nominations for Ivors, including two nominations in the same category (as writers of both of the two songs competing for Highest British Sales of 1963), and were also given a Special
Award for Outstanding Services to British Music.[4] In 1976 10cc
musicians Graham Gouldman
Graham Gouldman
and Eric Stewart
Eric Stewart
achieved three awards for writing I'm Not in Love
I'm Not in Love
when it won them the Ivors for Most Performed British Work, for Best Pop Song, and for International Hit of the Year.[5] In 2008 Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
received three nominations for Ivors, including two nominations in the same category (for Best Song Musically & Lyrically).[6][7] In 2010, an Ivor was awarded for the first time to a video game soundtrack, the PS3 title, Killzone 2, composed by Joris de Man.[8]

See also[edit]

Category: Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
Award winners List of Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
Award winners


^ "Welcome to The Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
Awards". TheIvors.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.  ^ a b "About the Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
Awards". TheIvors.com. 16 May 2013. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.  ^ a b c " Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
award found in scrapyard". BBC News. Bbc.co.uk. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.  ^ "The Ivors 1964 - The Ivors". TheIvors.com. BASCA. 2016. Retrieved 12 Oct 2016.  ^ "The Ivors 1976 - The Ivors". TheIvors.com. BASCA. 2016. Retrieved 13 Oct 2016.  ^ "The Ivors 2008 - The Ivors". TheIvors.com. BASCA. 2016. Retrieved 12 Oct 2016.  ^ "'Amy Winehouse' up for three coveted Ivor Novellos". The Mirror. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2015.  ^ "'Killzone 2' awarded Ivor Novello". Gaming News. Digital Spy. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

TheIvors.co.uk - Official website BASCA
(British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)

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