The 42nd Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS on 19th May 1997 at the Grosvenor House, London

PRS Award for Most Performed Work of 1996

Give Me a Little More Time
Written by Gabrielle, Benjamin Wolff, Andrew Dean, Ben Barson
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd – EMI Music Publishing Ltd – Perfect Songs Ltd
    
Fast Love – WINNER
Written by George Michael
Published by Dick Leahy Music Ltd

Don’t Look Back in Anger
Written by Noel Gallagher
Published by Sony Music Publishing

Best Commissioned Film Score

Independence Day
Composed by David Arnold
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd

101 Dalmatians – WINNER
Composed by: Michael Kamen
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd

Twelfth Night
Composed by Shaun Davey
Published by Twelfth Night Productions Ltd

Best Selling British Written Single in the UK

Wannabe
Written by Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
Released and Published in the UK by Virgin Records – Polygram Music Publishing – Windswept Pacific Music Ltd

Best Music Commissioned for a Broadcast Production

Cold Lazurus
Composed by Christopher Gunning
Published by Orchard Music Ltd

Rhodes
Composed by Alan Parker
Published by BBC Worldwide Music

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates – WINNER
Composed by Nigel Hess
Published by Bucks Music Ltd

Best Contemporary Song

A Design for Life – WINNER
Written by James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire
Published by Sony Music Publishing

Lifted
Written by Paul Tucker, Martin Brammer and Tunde Baiyewu
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd

Firestarter
Written by Liam Howlett and Keith Flint
Published by MCA Music Ltd – EMI Virgin Music

Outstanding Song Collection

Richard Thompson

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

I Am I Feel
Written by Terence Martin, Karen Poole and Michelle Poole
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd

Neighbourhood
Written by Thomas Scott, Andrew Parle, James Edwards and Francis Griffiths
Published by Hit and Run Music Publishing

Too Much Love Will Kill You – WINNER
Written by Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd

International Achievement

Noel Hogan and Dolores O’Riordan

The Jimmy Kennedy Award

Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn

International Hit of the Year

Wannabe
Written by: Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
Published in the UK by Polygram Music Publishing – Windswept Pacific Music Ltd

Songwriter of the Year

George Michael

PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award

Elvis Costello

Lifetime Achievement

John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant


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