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The Ivors 2020

The Ivors sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to recognise creative excellence in songwriting and screen composition.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2 September 2020

The Ivors sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to recognise creative excellence in songwriting and screen composition.

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, an Ivor Novello Award represents peer recognition with categories judged by those within the UK music creator community.

The 2020 nominations recognise works written by British and Irish songwriters and composers that were released in the UK in 2019.

The Rising Star Award with Apple Music honours young British and Irish songwriting and composing talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition.

Recipients of Songwriter of the Year 2019 and the Academy Fellowship will be announced along with winners across all nominated categories on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio from 11am on the Matt Wilkinson Show on Wednesday 2 September 2020.

Listen to music from this year’s nominees and more on Apple Music: apple.co/TheIvors

2020 Nominations

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GHOSTEEN

Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: Performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing:

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GREY AREA

Written by Inflo and Little Simz: Performed by Little Simz: Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing:

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THE BOOK OF TRAPS AND LESSONS

Written by Dan Carey and Kae Tempest: Performed by Kae Tempest: Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music and Domino Publishing Company:

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BLACK

Written by Dave and Fraser T Smith: Performed by Dave: Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music and Kobalt Music Publishing:

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FIRESMOKE

Written by Dan Carey and Kae Tempest: Performed by Kae Tempest: Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music and Domino Publishing Company:

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MUST BE

Written by JAE5 and J Hus: Performed by J Hus: Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing – Kobalt Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music:

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FOR SAMA

Composed by Nainita Desai: Published in the UK by Manners McDade Music Publishing:

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MIDSOMMAR

Composed by Bobby Krlic: Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing:

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MONOS

Composed by Mica Levi: Published in the UK by Beggars Music:

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ARISE: A SIMPLE STORY

Composed by David Garcia Diaz

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DRAUGEN

Composed by Simon Poole

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LOST EMBER

Composed by Dorian Behner, John Broomhall and Will Morton

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AGE OF ANXIETY

Written and performed by Jamie Cullum: Published in the UK by Sentric Music Ltd:

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CROWN

Written by MJ Cole, Jimmy Napes and Stormzy: Performed by Stormzy: Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music and Downtown Music Publishing:

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DEAD BOYS

Written and performed by Sam Fender: Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing:

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EUPHORIA

Composed by Labrinth: Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing:

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RISE OF THE NAZIS

Composed by Tom Hodge: Published in the UK by BBC Studios Distribution Limited obo 72 Films Limited – Universal Music Publishing and Leland Originals Publishing – Decca Publishing:

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THE CROWN (SERIES 3)

Composed by Martin Phipps: Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing:

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DANCING WITH A STRANGER

Written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith: Performed by Sam Smith and Normani: Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Downtown Music Publishing, Stellar Songs – EMI Music Publishing and Naughty Words – Sony/ATV Music Publishing:

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GIANT

Written by Calvin Harris, Jamie Hartman, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Troy Miller: Performed by Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man: Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Reservoir Reverb Music, Warner Chappell Music and Bucks Music Group:

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HOLD ME WHILE YOU WAIT

Written by Lewis Capaldi, Jamie N Commons and Jamie Hartman:Performed by Lewis Capaldi:Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing and Reservoir Reverb Music:

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AMAHLA

Soul singer-songwriter Amahla has already garnered critical acclaim since releasing her debut EP ‘Consider This’ and performances at The Royal Albert Hall and Jazz Cafe. Amahla’s latest single ‘Apathy’ showcases her ability to influence society not only to reflect it.

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CARMEL SMICKERSGILL

Carmel Smickersgill is a composer based in Manchester working predominantly within classical and electronic genres. A Royal Northern College of Music graduate, she is also the recipient of the 2019 Christopher Brooks prize with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

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GRIFF

Pop artist Griff plays, writes and largely produces her own music, blending soulful vocals with pop hooks over sparse atmospheric arrangements and beats. Her most recent single ‘Forgive Myself’ follows ‘Good Stuff’ and 2019’s EP ‘The Mirror Talk’.

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LULLAHUSH

Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel McIntyre is the talent behind musical project lullahush. A measure of the distance between ambience and pop, lullahush released ‘Elysium’ and ‘If Spring Had a Spare Room I’d Rent It With You’ in 2019.

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MYSIE

Artist and songwriter Mysie released her debut EP ‘Chapter 11’ in 2019. Focused on the freedom music provides and rejecting genres and stereotypes, she has since dropped additional singles ‘Sweet Relief’, ‘Heartbeat’ and most recently, ‘Gift’.

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for @PRSforMusic MOST PERFORMED WORK 🎤🏆

Hold Me While You Wait by @lewiscapaldi @jamiencommons @bensbrother1

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for @PRSforMusic MOST PERFORMED WORK 🎤🏆

Giant by @calvinharris @bensbrother1 @ragnbonemanuk @troy__miller

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for @PRSforMusic MOST PERFORMED WORK 🎤🏆

Dancing with a Stranger by @Stargatemusic @jimmynapes @samsmith

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK 🎶📺

The Crown (Series 3) by Martin Phipps

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK 🎶📺

Rise of the Nazis by Tom Hodge

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK 🎶📺

Euphoria by @Labrinth

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY ✨🎶

Dead Boys by @sam_fender

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY ✨🎶

Crown by @mjcole @jimmynapes and Stormzy

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY ✨🎶

Age of Anxiety by @jamiecullum

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE 🎼🎮

Lost Ember by @dorianbehner, John Broomhall and Will Morton

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE 🎼🎮

Draugen by Simon Poole

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE 🎼🎮

Arise: A Simple Story by David Garcia Diaz

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE 🎞️🎼

Monos by Mica Levi

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE 🎞️🎼

Midsommar by @thehaxancloak

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE 🎞️🎼

For Sama by @nainita_desai

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG 🎶⚡️

Must Be by @jae5 and @theuglygram

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG 🎶⚡️

Firesmoke by @dancareydan and @katetempest

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG 🎶⚡️

Black by @santandave and @frasertsmith

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ALBUM 💿🎶

The Book of Traps and Lessons by @dancareydan and @katetempest

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#TheIvors 2020 nomination for BEST ALBUM 💿🎶

Grey Area by Inflo and @LittleSimz

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