BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the nominations for the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].

The Ivors will take place on Thursday 17th 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 2011 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2010 and recognise the songwriters and composers of works, along with their UK music publisher.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Becoming a Jackal
Written by Conor O’Brien
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

MY KZ, UR BF
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alexander Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Spanish Sahara
Written by Jack Bevan, Edwin Congreave, Walter Gervers, Yannis Philippakis and James Smith
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song

Islands
Written by Romy Madley Croft, Baria Qureshi, Oliver Sim and James Smith
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Katy on a Mission  
Written by Benga, Katy B and Geeneus
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Pass Out
Written by Timothy McKenzie, Patrick Okogwu and Marc Williams
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing and Stellar Songs Ltd

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

All the Lovers
Written by Jim Eliot and Mima Stilwell
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

She Said
Written by Eric Appapoulay, Richard Cassell, Benjamin Drew and Tom Wright-Goss
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music and Universal Music Publishing

This Ain’t A Love Song
Written by Roy Stride
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Album Award

Flaws
Written by Jack Steadman
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

Man Alive
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alexander Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

The Defamation of Strickland Banks 
Written by Benjamin Drew
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

How To Train Your Dragon
Composed by John Powell
Published in the UK by BMG Chrysalis

Monsters
Composed by Jon Hopkins
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company, Vertigo Music Publishing Ltd and Notting Hill Music

Unstoppable
Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Best Television Soundtrack

Christie’s Marple, Series V
Composed by Dominik Scherrer
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Any Human Heart
Composed by Dan Jones
Published in the UK by Faber Music Ltd and Universal Music Publishing

Going Postal
Composed by John Lunn
Published in the UK by SATV Publishing and Bucks Music Group

Best Original Video Game Score

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Composed by Nitin Sawhney
Published in the UK by Namco Bandai Games SAS

James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Composed by Richard Jacques
Published in the UK by Activision

Napoleon: Total War
Composed by Richard Beddow, Richard Birdsall and Ian Livingstone
Published in the UK by SEGA

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