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Ivor Novello Awards on Wikipedia
The Ivor Novello Awards
The Ivors-Awards.jpgThe Ivors
Awarded forHonouring Excellence in Music Writing
LocationLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors[1]
First awarded1955
Official websitewww.theivors.com

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff-born 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 1955, and over 1,000 statuettes have been awarded.[2][3]

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Award categories
  • 3 Unusual award winners
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

History

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

Nominated annual awards
  • Best Song Musically and Lyrically
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Album Award
  • Best Original Film Score
  • Best Television Soundtrack
Other annual awards
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Most Performed Work
Other awards
  • 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

  • In 1964 John Lennon and 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 and Eric Stewart achieved three awards for writing 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 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]
  • Adele received Songwriter of the Year twice, 2012 and 2016.

See also

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

References

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

External links

  • TheIvors.co.uk - Official website
  • BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)
  • Bucks Music Group - Ivor Novello Awards
   

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