BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the nominations for the 2008 Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].  The Ivors will take place on Thursday 22nd May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Presented since 1956, 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 songwriting and composing community.  They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

The 2008 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2007 and recognise the songwriters and composers of works, along with their UK music publisher.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Let Me Out
Written by Rosi Golan and Jamie Hartman
Published in the UK by Reverb Music Ltd

Love Is A Losing Game
Written by Amy Winehouse
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

You Know I’m No Good
Written by Amy Winehouse
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Best Selling British Song

Beautiful Liar
Written by Ian Dench, Mikkel Eriksen, Amanda Ghost, Tor Erik Hermansen and Beyonce Knowles
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Bucks Music Group and EMI Music Publishing

Grace Kelly
Written by Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Mika and Dan Warner
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Ronder Music International and Universal Music Publishing

Rehab
Written by Amy Winehouse
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song

Foundations
Written by Paul Epworth and Kate Nash
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing

Golden Skans
Written by Jamie Reynolds, James Righton and Simon Taylor – Davies
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

People Help The People
Written by Simon Aldred
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Ruby
Written by Nicholas Baines, Nicholas Hodgson, James Rix, Andrew White and Ricky Wilson
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

Shine
Written by Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Stephen Robson
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and V2 Music Publishing

Starz In Their Eyes
Written by Jack Allsopp
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Album Award

In Rainbows
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Edward O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke
Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music

Man On The Roof
Written by Stephen Fretwell
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Thirst For Romance
Written by Simon Aldred
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

Atonement
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Becoming Jane
Composed by Adrian Johnston
Published in the UK by Rights Worldwide Ltd and Universal Music Publishing

La Wie en Rose
Composed by Christopher Gunning

Best Television Soundtrack

Oliver Twist
Composed by Martin Phipps
Published in the UK by BDi Music Limited

Primo
Composed by Jonathan Nott
Published in the UK by Bucks Music Group

Who Killed Mrs de Ropp?
Composed by Paul Moessl
Published in the UK by BBC Worldwide (administered by Universal Music Publishing)

The Ivors also honour individuals with awards recognising their contribution to British music.  These awards are in the gift of BASCA, approved by The Ivors Committee.  The following `Gift of BASCA’ Awards will be presented on the day:

International Achievement
Lifetime Achievement
Outstanding Song Collection
PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
The Special International Award
The Ivors Classic Music Award
The Ivors Inspiration Award
Songwriter(s) of the Year