BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the nominations for the 61st Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].  The Ivors will take place on Thursday 19th May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.  They are presented by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] and are judged by the UK songwriting and composing community.  They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

“The Ivors were created to celebrate the best in British and Irish songwriting and composing.  As we move into our 61st year BASCA is delighted that these nominations reflect the health and diversity of UK music and include a raft of first-time nominees alongside past winners.  Congratulations to everyone represented here today.” – Stephen McNeff, BASCA Chairman

The 2016 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2015 and recognise the songwriters and composers of these works, along with their UK music publisher.

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Bloodstream
Written by Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Amir Izadkhah, Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid, Leon Rolle and Ed Sheeran
Performed by Ed Sheeran and Rudimental
Published in the UK by Ed Sheeran Limited – Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and  Polar Patrol Publishing

Bros
Written by Ellen Rowsell
Performed by Wolf Alice
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

Wasn’t Expecting That
Written & Performed by Jamie Lawson
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

All My Friends
Written by James Carter, Oliver Lee, Cass Lowe and Chance The Rapper
Performed by Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Cargo
Written by FRED and Roots Manuva
Performed by Roots Manuva
Published in the UK by Promised Land Music – Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Just Isn’t Music Ltd

Shutdown
Written by Ragz Originale and Skepta
Performed by Skepta
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Hold Back The River
Written by Iain Archer and James Bay
Performed by James Bay
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Spirit B-Unique Music

Hold My Hand
Written by Janée ‘Jin Jin’ Bennett, Jess Glynne and Jack Patterson
Performed by Jess Glynne
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing, BMG UK – Black Butter Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

King
Written by Michael Goldsworthy, Mark Ralph, Oliver Thornton and Emre Turkmen
Performed by Years & Years
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

ALBUM AWARD

Darling Arithmetic
Written by Conor O’Brien
Performed by Villagers
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

In Colour
Written & Performed by Jamie xx
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Matador
Written & Performed by Gaz Coombes
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

Ex_Machina
Composed by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Pan
Composed by John Powell
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

The Duke of Burgundy
Composed by Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira
Published in the UK by BMG UK and Universal Music Publishing

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

And Then There Were None
Composed by Stuart Earl
Published in the UK by Imagem FTV

From Darkness
Composed by Edmund Butt
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

London Spy
Composed by Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing

On the 19th May, BASCA will also present awards to songwriters and composers in recognition of their contribution to British Music.  These awards will be:

International Achievement
Lifetime Achievement
Outstanding Song Collection
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
PRS for Music Special International Award
The Ivors Classical Music Award
The Ivors Inspiration Award

BASCA will also present the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year for 2015.

61st Ivor Novello Awards take place on Thursday 19th May 2016 from 11.30am to 4.30pm.  The Ivors are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.