Thursday 18 May, 2017, LONDON: BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, today announced the winners of the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].

Ivor Novello Awards were presented in fourteen categories at the ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, which took place on Thursday 18th May at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

BASCA announced the winners of six nominated awards for works released in the UK in 2016, as well as the recipients of eight ‘Gift of BASCA’ awards recognising outstanding contributions to British music.

The Ivors were created by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing. The awards, which have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974, are unique in specifically honouring the UK songwriting and composing community and are exclusively judged by songwriters and composers.

Of this year’s winners, BASCA Chairman Crispin Hunt said: ““In celebrating the exceptional power of British and Irish music writing and by honouring the past, the present and the eternal creators of music – once again this year, The Ivors absolutely smashed it. BASCA’s heartfelt congratulations go out to every winning composer. Whether you wrote songs, symphonies or syncs – we salute you.”

WINNERS AND RECIPIENTS OF THE 62ND IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Black Man in a White World
Written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Michael Kiwanuka
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song

Man
Written by Skepta and Josh Homme
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing

Album Award

The Dreaming Room
Written by Laura Mvula
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Hymn for the Weekend
Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

Kubo and the Two Strings
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the UK by Muttnik Music Publishing

Best Television Soundtrack

War and Peace
Composed by Martin Phipps
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

International Achievement
Florence Welch received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in recognition of her unique songwriting voice and success outside the United Kingdom.

Lifetime Achievement
Nitin Sawhney received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his exceptional creative talent.

Outstanding Song Collection
Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Webber were honoured for the Outstanding Song Collection of Pulp.

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Anne Dudley received the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music for her work as a songwriter, arranger, producer and television and film composer.

PRS for Music Special International Award
Bill Withers received the PRS for Music Special International Award, which is presented to an international songwriter who has had an outstanding career and been a major influence on the British music industry.

Songwriter of the Year
In recognition of an outstanding body of work released in 2016, BASCA presented the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year to Skepta.

The Ivors Jazz Award
John Surman received The Ivors Jazz Award in recognition of his outstanding body of jazz compositions.

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Gary Numan received The Ivors Inspiration Award in recognition of his influence as a pioneer of electronic music.

The 62nd Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music, and took place on Thursday 18th May 2017.