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General info

Ivor Novello Awards are presented at The Ivors to music creators and their associated UK music publishers in recognition of works released during the award year.

Anyone can enter a work, including the songwriter or composer. To be eligible, works must have a British or Irish writing contribution of at least 33.3% and have been commercially released in the UK during the calendar year ending 31st December 2019.

An administration fee of £57.50 + VAT is payable per entry for the following categories: Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Television Soundtrack and Best Original Video Game Score. This fee is waived if one of the contributing songwriters or composers is a Standard or Academy member of The Ivors Academy.

2020 info

  • Call for entries opens for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Entries close for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Call for entries across six other nominated categories for song and album releases, film, television and video game scores
  • Tickets on sale
  • Entries close across six nominated categories for song and album releases, film, television and video game scores
  • Nominated songwriters, composers and music publishers confidentially informed in writing for categories across song and album releases and film, television and video game scores
  • Rising Star Award with Apple Music Nominees announced
  • Nominations announced
  • Winners announced

The Rules

Please ensure that you read the Academy's rules and criteria for entries to The Ivors prior to entering eligible works. Entries are submitted via our dedicated award entry site.

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