Ivor Novello Awards
|The Ivor Novello Awards|
|2016 Ivor Novello Awards|
|Awarded for||Honouring Excellence in Music Writing|
|Presented by||British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors|
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.
Nicknamed The Ivors, the awards take place each May and are sponsored by PRS for Music. They are respected worldwide as the major platform for recognising and rewarding Britain and Ireland's songwriting and composing talents. 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.
- 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 2010, an Ivor was awarded for the first time to a video game soundtrack, the PS3 title, Killzone 2, composed by Joris de Man.
- Amy Winehouse was the first artist to be nominated for two awards in the same category.
- "Welcome to The Ivor Novello Awards". TheIvors.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "About the Ivor Novello Awards". TheIvors.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "Ivor Novello award found in scrapyard". BBC News. Bbc.co.uk. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "'Killzone 2' awarded Ivor Novello". Gaming News. Digital Spy. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "'Amy Winehouse' up for three coveted Ivor Novellos". The Mirror. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2015.