BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the recipients and winners of the 60th Ivor Novello Awards
[The Ivors].

Fifteen Ivor Novello Awards were presented at the ceremony, which took place on Thursday 21st May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

The Ivor Novello Awards were created by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. They are unique awards; presented by the UK songwriting and composing community and exclusively judged by songwriters and composers. They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

“BASCA is delighted that in their 60th year The Ivors continue to celebrate the excellence of British and Irish songwriters and composers. From the BASCA Fellowship – the highest honour the Academy can bestow, to awards for works released last year, this year’s ceremony has represented a wonderful array of talent. Congratulations to everyone who has received an Ivor Novello Award today.” BASCA Chairman, Simon Darlow

Recipients of the 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best Television Soundtrack

The Honourable Woman
Composed by Natalie Holt and Martin Phipps
Published in the UK by Imagem FTV and Du Vinage Publishing

Outstanding Song Collection

Albert Hammond

The Ivors Classical Music Award

Judith Weir

Album Award

So Long, See You Tomorrow
Written by Jack Steadman
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Take Me To Church
Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Company

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Boy George

Best Original Film Score

‘71
Composed by David Holmes
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Songwriter of the Year

Ed Sheeran

The Ivors Inspiration Award

James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire

Best Contemporary Song

Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

The Ivors Special Anniversary Award

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

Lifetime Achievement

Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward

PRS for Music Special International Award

Paul Williams

BASCA Fellowship

Annie Lennox