BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the nominations for the 2009 Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].

The Ivors will take place on Thursday 21st 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 2009 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2008 and recognise the songwriters and composers of works, along with their UK music publisher.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

My Mistakes Were Made For You
Written by Miles Kane and Alex Turner
Published in the UK by Deltasonic Music Ltd and EMI Music Publishing

One Day Like This
Written by Guy Garvey, Richard Jupp, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Peter Turner
Published in the UK by Salvation Music and Warner/Chappell Music

The Last Of The Melting Snow
Written by Nicholas Hemming
Published in the UK by Copyright Control

Best Selling British Song

Mercy
Written by Steve Booker and Duffy
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

Paper Planes
Written by Maya Arulpragasam, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Paul Simmon and Joe Strummer
Published in the UK by Salvation Music and Warner/Chappell Music

Viva La Vida
Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song

Dance Wiv Me
Written by Nicholas Detnon, Calvin Harris, Dylan Mills and Tyrone Paul
Published in the UK by Notting Hill Music, EMI Music Publishing, Hero Music and Universal Music Publishing

Grounds For Divorce
Written by Guy Garvey, Richard Jupp, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Peter Turner
Published in the UK by Salvation Music and Warner/Chappell Music

That’s Not My Name
Written by Julian De Martino and Katie White
Published in the UK by Playwrite Music (administered by Warner/Chappell Music) and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Mercy
Written by Steve Booker and Duffy
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

Sweet About Me
Written by Gabriella Cilmi, Nicholas Coler, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Timothy Larcombe and Tim Powell
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music and Copyright Control

Viva La Vida
Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Album Award

Rockferry
Written by Bernard Butler and Duffy
Published in the UK by Stage Three Music and EMI Music Publishing

Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

We Started Nothing
Written by Julian De Martino and Katie White
Published in the UK by Playwrite Music (administered by Warner/Chappell Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

Quantum of Solace
Composed by David Arnold
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

The Escapist
Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch
Published in the UK by Air-Edel Associates Ltd

There Will Be Blood
Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Published in the UK by Faber Music, Warner/Chappell Artemis Music

Best Television Soundtrack

Fiona’s Story
Composed by Ben Bartlett
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

Trial and Retribution 2008
Composed by Anne Dudley
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Wallace and Gromit (A Matter of Loaf and Death)
Composed by Julian Nott
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

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:

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