BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the nominations for the 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].  The Ivors will take place on Thursday 21st May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

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 UK songwriting and composing community.  They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

The 2015 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2014 and recognise the songwriters and composers of works, along with their UK music publisher.

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Above The Clouds Of Pompeii
Written by Andrew Davie
Performed by Bear’s Den
Published in the UK by Communion Publishing

I Forget Where We Were
Written and Performed by Ben Howard
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd

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

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Every Other Freckle
Written by Thomas Green, Joe Newman and Gus Unger-Hamilton
Performed by alt-J
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Two Weeks
Written by Tahliah Debrett Barnett and Emile Haynie
Performed by FKA Twigs
Published in the UK by BMG Chrysalis / Universal Music Publishing

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Budapest
Written by George Ezra Barnett and Joel Pott
Performed by George Ezra
Published in the UK by BMG Chrysalis

Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Stay With Me
Written by James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith
Performed by Sam Smith
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs – Method Paperwork / Naughty Words Ltd – Stellar Songs Ltd – Sony/ATV Music Publishing

ALBUM AWARD

Present Tense
Written by Thomas Fleming, Ben Little, Christopher Talbot and Hayden Thorpe
Performed by Wild Beasts
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

Royal Blood
Written by Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher
Performed by Royal Blood
Published in the UK Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd

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

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

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

Mr. Turner
Composed by Gary Yershon
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

The Boxtrolls
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

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

The Mill – Series 2
Composed by Samuel Sim
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Beyond the Pale
Composed by Edmund Butt
Published in the UK by Bucks Music Group / Imagem FTV

The 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards take place on Thursday 21st May from 11.30am to 4.30pm at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

BASCA will also present awards to songwriters and composers in recognition of their contribution to British Music. These awards will be:

Lifetime Achievement
Outstanding Song Collection
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
PRS for Music Special International Award
Songwriter of the Year
The Ivors Classical Music Award
The Ivors Inspiration Award
The Ivors Special Anniversary Award

BASCA is also delighted to announce it will present its 18th BASCA Fellowship as part of the 60th Ivor Novello Awards.