The Ivors 2018

The 63rd Ivor Novello Awards were presented on Thursday 31st May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. Presented and judged by music creators they represent the pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Can’t Do
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG
Performed by Everything Everything

Magnificent (She Says) – WINNER
Written by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner
Published in the UK by Salvation Music Ltd – Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Elbow

(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Written by Sampha
Published in the UK by Beggars Music – Young Turks Music
Performed by Sampha

Best Contemporary Song

Cola
Written by Michael di Scala, Alexander Kotz AKA Elderbrook and Dave Whelan
Published in the UK by Defected Music Ltd and Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG
Performed by CamelPhat and Elderbrook

Don’t Cry For Me
Written by Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari, Varren Wade and Wizzy Wow
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd, Bucks Music Group and Wardlaw Music
Performed by Stormzy ft. Raleigh Ritchie

Question Time – WINNER
Written by Dave and Fraser T Smith
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd and Kobalt Music Publishing
Performed by Dave

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Castle on the Hill
Written by Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Limited – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd
Performed by Ed Sheeran

Human
Written by Jamie Hartman and Rag ΄n΄ Bone Man
Published in the UK by Reservoir Reverb Music and Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Rag ΄n΄ Bone Man

Shape of You – WINNER
Written by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
Published in the UK by Rokstone Music – Universal Music Publishing, Spirit B-Unique – Polar Patrol and Ed Sheeran Limited – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd
Performed by Ed Sheeran

Album Award

A Fever Dream
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG
Performed by Everything Everything

Gang Signs & Prayer – WINNER
Written by Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Stormzy

Moonshine Freeze
Written by Kate Stables
Published in the UK by Beggars Music – 4AD Songs
Performed by This is the Kit

Best Original Film Score

IT
Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Jackie – WINNER 
Composed by Mica Levi
Published in the UK by Beggars Music

Paddington 2
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the UK by Studiocanal

Best Television Soundtrack

Babs
Composed by Rob Lane
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

SS-GB
Composed by Dan Jones
Published in the UK by Faber Music and Universal Music Publishing

The Miniaturist – WINNER
Composed by Dan Jones
Published in the UK by Faber Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

Best Original Video Game Score

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Composed by David Garcia Diaz and Andy LaPlegua

Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER 
Composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Composed by Igor Haefeli and Elena Tonra
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

International Achievement
Billy Ocean

Outstanding Song Collection
Cathy Dennis

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Billy Bragg

PRS for Music Special International Award
Lionel Richie

Songwriter of the Year
Ed Sheeran

The Ivors Classical Music Award
Thea Musgrave

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Shane MacGowan

The winners in each category were announced at the award ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, at the Grosvenor House, London on Thursday 31st May 2018.

The Ivors are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.

Pictures from 2018 Awards

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