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Category: The Ivors

Recognised as a pinnacle of creative musical achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards have a special place in the music community as they are judged and awarded by songwriters and composers to their peers. This year, 70% of the twenty-six songwriters and composers recognised with an Ivor are picking up […]

The Ivors Academy is proud to present Ivors Week, the UK’s week-long celebration of songwriting and composing. Ivors Week will be held between Monday 20th September and Friday 24th September 2021. Ivors Week supports The Ivors Academy Trust, which empowers and inspires music creators to start and build their careers, develop their craft and reach their full potential. It will […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of creative musical achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards are particularly important to the music community as they represent peer recognition. This year’s list of 33 nominations celebrates 70 individual music creators, including Harry Styles, Lianne La Havas, Lewis Capaldi, Dave, AJ Tracey and Laura Marling – […]

The award discovers, supports, and accelerates the careers of the most promising music creators, and is part of Apple Music’s continued support of the songwriter and composer community. The winner receives a dedicated Ivor Novello Award and joins a roll call of songwriting greats that includes Adele, Stormzy, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and […]

Steve Mac

The Songwriter of the Year award recognises a songwriter or songwriting team for their outstanding body of successful songs commercially released in the previous year. The winner will be announced on 21st September, with an awards ceremony planned to take place at the Grosvenor House, London. It is the first time in over 20 years […]

This comes as entries open for six categories at The Ivors 2021 to recognise works written by British and Irish songwriters and composers – Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score and Best Television Soundtrack. Entries are open until 30th April. Anyone can […]

The Ivors with Apple Music logo

The winner will receive a dedicated Ivor Novello Award and join a roll call of greats that includes Adele, Stormzy, Cathy Dennis, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Joan Armatrading. Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards for exceptional songwriting […]

Labrinth, winner of Best Television Soundtrack at The Ivors 2020

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards for exceptional songwriting and composing. The awards are particularly important to the music industry as they represent peer recognition. 2020 winners included Dave, Little Simz, Inflo, Jamie Cullum, Mysie, Labrinth and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Joan […]

In this personal tribute, Mitch Murray CBE reflects on the multi Ivor Novello Award winners extraordinary career. Geoff Stephens, like many of us who started out in the early sixties, was a songwriter – not a ‘singer-songwriter’, but a professional and gifted specialist who crafted both words and music for the pop market, aimed at […]

The winners of The Ivors with Apple Music were exclusively revealed on The Matt Wilkinson Show on Apple Music 1 Radio. Listen again through Apple Music. Watch acceptance speeches from many of the 2020 Award winners: Best Album Grey Area Written by Inflo and Little Simz Performed by Little Simz Published in the UK by […]

Steve Mac

On 2 September 2020 Steve Mac received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year 2019. Presented since 1974 this Ivor Novello Award recognises a writer whose creativity has made an identifiable impact on the award year. The following is an extract from The Ivors 2020 official Awards brochure. The best songwriters go on […]

On 2 September 2020 Joan Armatrading MBE became the nineteenth Fellow of The Ivors Academy. An Academy Fellowship, the highest honour that The Ivors Academy bestows, recognises excellence and impact in the art and craft of music creation. Joan Armatrading’s four decades of superlative music-making has seen her release 21 albums, receive three Grammy nominations […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, an Ivor Novello Award celebrates exceptional craft in music creation and is particularly important to the music industry as it represents peer recognition. This is the 65th year Ivor Novello Awards have been presented at The Ivors, the ceremony dedicated to honouring […]

The Ivors Academy has today announced a weeks’ worth of planned activities to celebrate songwriting and composing for screen, taking place during the week of The Ivors with Apple Music on 2 September. The programme will spotlight songwriting and composing greats through a number of free webinars and masterclasses which look to inspire, educate and […]

The Ivors Academy has announced it has expanded the nominations for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work Award at The Ivors 2020 from three to five songs. Higher Love written by Will Jennings and Steve Winwood and performed by Kygo x Whitney Houston and Someone You Loved written by Thomas Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Peter […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music to celebrate exceptional craft in songwriting and screen composition. The nominations recognise works written by British and Irish songwriters and composers that were released in the UK in 2019. […]

The Ivors – now in their 65th year – celebrate excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, albums, film, TV and video game scores. Apple Music is supporting The Ivors Academy’s mission to cultivate the next generation of Ivor Novello Award winners. The Rising Star Award with Apple Music is the […]

The Ivors Academy has today announced that The Ivors ceremony at the Grosvenor House London, which was due to be held on 2 September 2020, will no longer go ahead.  However, the winners of Ivor Novello Awards for this year will still be announced on this date. The Ivors was postponed from its traditional May […]

An Ivor Novello Award is the highest accolade in songwriting and composing. Exclusively judged by music creators and presented by The Ivors Academy, the award is the pinnacle in the careers of many songwriters and composers. Named after the famous Welsh composer, Ivor Novello Awards have been presented by the Academy since 1956. The ceremony, […]

Bill had been a member of the Academy since 1964. Here his friend and fellow award winning songwriter Mitch Murray CBE pays tribute. Bill Martin MBE 1938-2020 It’s 1964, and I am drinking in a bar across the road from Denmark Street, basking in the glory of my second Number One in a row; ‘I […]

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