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The Ivors with Apple Music returns on Thursday 19th May 2022

The Awards return to their long-established May date, having moved to September due to the Covid pandemic.

Lianne La Havas at The Ivors 2021 Lianne La Havas, winner of Best Album at The Ivors with Apple Music 2021

The Ivors Academy has announced that The Ivors with Apple Music will take place on Thursday 19th May 2022 at Grosvenor House, London.

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. Each Ivor is unique and represents peer recognition with categories judged by award winning songwriters and composers from across the Academy’s membership.

2021 winners included Harry Styles, Lianne La Havas, Celeste, Obongjayar and Fraser T Smith. Goldfrapp, Tears for Fears and Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were recognised for their outstanding songwriting achievements.

Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy said, “Save the date, The Ivors with Apple Music is back in May. Yet again, we will bring the music industry together to celebrate the most incredible achievements in songwriting and composing for screen.”

The Rising Star Award with Apple Music will return for the third year. Created to honour young talent who demonstrate exceptional potential, the award includes a mentoring scheme from Apple Music where all nominees receive a year-long mentorship from a well-established Academy member.

Best Album, Best Contemporary Song and Best Song Musically and Lyrically will recognise creative excellence in songwriting. Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game and Best Television Soundtrack will acknowledge exceptional screen composition. PRS for Music Most Performed Work will return with past winners including Adele, Ed Sheeran and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.  

Anyone can submit eligible works for The Ivors, including songwriters and composers. Music commercially released for the first time in the UK during 2021 will be eligible for this year’s awards.

Entries open on Monday 13th December and close on Friday 21st January 2021.

The Ivors on Apple Music


2022 Dates

Monday 13th December 2021
Entries open

Friday 21st January 2022
Entries close

Monday 21st February 2022
Tickets on sale for The Ivors with Apple Music

Thursday 7th April 2022
Nominations announced
Ivors Academy members start voting for Songwriter of the Year

Monday 16th May – Friday 20th May
Ivors Week, a week-long celebration of songwriting and composing, presented by The Ivors Academy and supporting The Ivors Academy Trust

Thursday 19th May 2022
Winners announced at The Ivors with Apple Music, Grosvenor House, London

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