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FAQ category: Awards

An Ivor Novello Award is an award which recognises creative excellence in contemporary songwriting and composition. At its core is the principal of peer recognition as award categories are decided by music creators working in the particular award category’s field. First presented in 1956 an Ivor Novello Award is named in honour of Ivor Novello, […]

The Rising Star Award is an Ivor Novello Award category introduced to The Ivors 2020. The Rising Star Award honours young British or Irish songwriting talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition. In addition to receiving an Ivor Novello Award at the awards ceremony, the nominees also receive mentorship from an Ivors Academy member.

Central to what makes it so special, an Ivor Novello Award is a peer-recognition award at heart. The nominated award categories are judged by individual panels of established classical and jazz composers, sound artists and practitioners within contemporary new music. The gift of the Academy awards are chosen by the Awards Committee, a sub-committee of […]

The Ivors Composer Awards is the awards ceremony at which Ivor Novello Awards are presented to celebrate contemporary UK classical, jazz and sound art. Founded in 2003, The Ivors Composer Awards were known as the British Composer Awards until 2019. Ivor Novello Awards presented at The Ivors Composer Awards recognise individual classical and jazz compositions, […]

Central to what makes it so special, an Ivor Novello Award is a peer-recognition award at heart. The nominated award categories are judged by individual panels of established songwriters and screen composers, with the exception of PRS for Music Most Performed Work which is a statistical category based on data held by the award’s title […]

The Ivors is the awards ceremony at which Ivor Novello Awards are presented to celebrate British and Irish songwriting and screen composition. It is the Academy’s oldest ceremony, having taken place every year since 1956. Ivor Novello Awards presented at The Ivors recognise individual songs, songwriting across an album, film, television and video game scores. […]

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