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Awards

The most important music awards

The Ivors Academy celebrates the craft and achievements of songwriters and composers by awarding Ivor Novellos at The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards.

Presented to songwriters and composers for their craft and achievements since 1956, each winner receives an iconic Ivor Novello statuette and joins a roll call of greats.

They are judged by acclaimed music creators from the Academy and are the only awards for songwriters and composers judged by their peers.

The Ivors celebrates creative excellence in British and Irish songwriting and screen composition. Winners include our foremost songwriters including Adele, Stormzy, Cathy Dennis, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, Dave, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Joan Armatrading.

The Ivors Composer Awards celebrates creative excellence in UK classical, jazz and sound arts. They have recognised the achievements of the UK’s most talented contemporary composers including Harrison Birtwistle, Tansy Davies, George Benjamin, John Tavener, Yazz Ahmed, Cassie Kinoshi, Jonny Greenwood, Sally Beamish, Anna Meredith, Errollyn Wallen, Roderick Williams and Jason Yarde.

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