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Ivor Novello Winners Announcement 2009 

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Thursday 21st May 2009

 

Ivor Novello Winners Announcement 2009

BASCA in association with PRS for Music are today delighted to announce the winners of the 54th Ivor Novello Awards.

The Ivors are internationally respected for honouring excellence in British music writing.  They are judged and presented by the writing community and for over 50 years have been given annually to outstanding songwriters and composers. The Ivors celebrate British music writing and are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music

For more information please contact:

Taylor Herring
Tel: 020 8206 5151

Peter Mountstevens
peter.mountstevens@taylorherring.com

Lesley Land
lesley.land@taylorherring.com

 

Winners of the 54th Ivor Novello Awards


BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG
 
Song:    Grounds For Divorce
Writer/s:  Guy Garvey / Richard Jupp / Craig Potter / Mark Potter / Peter Turner
Performed By:    Elbow
UK Publisher/s:  Salvation Music / Warner/Chappell Music


ALBUM AWARD
 
Album:    We Started Nothing
Writer/s:  Julian De Martino / Katie White
Performed By:    The Ting Tings
UK Publisher/s:  Playwrite Music (administered by Warner/Chappell Music) / Sony/ATV Music Publishing


BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
 
Broadcast:   Wallace and Gromit (A Matter of Loaf and Death)
Composer:    Julian Nott
UK Publisher/s:  Imagem Music


OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION

Vince Clarke


THE IVORS CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD

 James MacMillan


BEST SELLING BRITISH SONG
 
Song:     Viva La Vida
Writer/s:  Guy Berryman / Jonny Buckland / Will Champion / Chris Martin
Performed By:    Coldplay
UK Publisher/s:  Universal Music Publishing


PRS FOR MUSIC OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC

Robert del Naja and Grant Marshall (Massive Attack)


BEST SONG MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY
 
Song:     One Day Like This
Writer/s:  Guy Garvey / Richard Jupp / Craig Potter / Mark Potter / Peter Turner
Performed By:    Elbow
UK Publisher/s:  Salvation Music / Warner/Chappell Music
 


BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
 
Film:   There Will Be Blood
Composer:    Jonny Greenwood
UK Publisher/s:  Faber Music / Warner/Chappell Artemis Music
 
 
THE IVORS INSPIRATION AWARD
 
Edwyn Collins
 

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK
Song:    Mercy
Writer/s:  Steve Booker / Duffy
Performed By:    Duffy
UK Publisher/s:  Universal Music Publishing / EMI Music Publishing
 
 
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
 
Eg White
 
 
THE SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD
 
Smokey Robinson
 
 
THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
 
Don Black

 

Notes for Editors

Now in their sixth decade, The Ivor Novello Awards are internationally respected for celebrating excellence in British music writing.  They are judged and presented by the writing community and are given annually to outstanding songwriters and composers.  

Held at the Grosvenor House on Thursday 21st May 2009, The Ivors are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music, and continue to be acknowledged as one of the most coveted awards in the industry. Previous winners include Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Sting, Annie Lennox and Radiohead.

The Ivor Novello Awards is BASCA’s flagship event, celebrating excellence in British songwriting, composing and music publishing.  The awards can celebrate artistic excellence in a specific work, exceptional sales or performance figures, or recognise the outstanding achievements of a particular songwriter or composer throughout their career.  Over the years the awards have reflected changing tastes in popular music, identifying and celebrating the contribution made by British music both in the UK and across the globe.  The Ivor Novello Awards have been sponsored by PRS for Music for more than thirty years.

www.theivors.com

 

About BASCA:

BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, is the professional association for all music writers in the UK; with over 2,000 members, it is the single voice for British music creators. 

BASCA works to foster a sense of community amongst songwriters, lyricists and composers, and to campaign on their behalf in the domestic, European and international political arenas.  We work closely with our members, keeping them informed in a constantly changing environment via our publications, websites and seminars.   BASCA also presents the British Composer Awards and Gold Badge Awards annually.

Academy Fellows: John Adams, David Arnold, Sir Malcolm Arnold, John Barry, Pierre Boulez, Sir John Dankworth, George Fenton, Sir Elton John, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

www.basca.org.uk

 

About Ivor Novello:

Ivor Novello, the British musician, songwriter, playwright and actor whose memory is honoured by these awards, died in 1951, hours after starring in a performance of his own King’s Rhapsody.  Novello composed some of the most popular and poignant songs of the first World War including ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning,’ and ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs’.

 

About PRS for Music :

PRS for Music exists to help businesses and community groups get access to some of the world’s best loved music, while making sure that songwriters, composers and publishers are rightfully rewarded whenever their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. PRS for Music provides the permissions needed to use music for any product or space, from a TV programme or YouTube video, to the workplace radio and every possibility in between. Through effective, fair and transparent licensing we ensure that creators can keep on creating by delivering vital income to all our 60,000 membership. PRS for Music is proud to keep one of the UK’s most vibrant creative industries working.

www.prsformusic.com  
www.myspace.com/prsformusic

 

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