23 March 2014
BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the winners of the 59th Ivor Novello Awards
Fourteen Ivor Novello Awards were presented at the ceremony, which took place on Thursday 22nd May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
Presented since 1956, 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 songwriting and composing community. They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.
“BASCA is delighted that in their 59 th year The Ivors continue to recognise the best young and emerging talent that the UK has to offer whilst celebrating the enduring catalogues of some of our outstanding songwriters and composers. I congratulate everyone who has received an Ivor Novello Award today.”
BASCA Chairman, Simon Darlow
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Winners of the 59th Ivor Novello Awards
PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Let Her Go
Written by Mike Rosenberg
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
The Ivors Classical Music Award
Best Television Soundtrack
Composed by Dominik Scherrer
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Best Contemporary Song
Written by James Blake
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing
Ed Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Marcus Mumford [Mumford & Sons]
Best Original Film Score
The Epic of Everest
Composed by Simon Fisher Turner
Published in the UK by Mute Song
The Ivors Inspiration Award
Push the Sky Away
Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Published in the UK by Mute Song
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Written by Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music
Songwriter of the Year
Outstanding Song Collection
Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons [The Chemical Brothers]
PRS for Music Special International Award
Notes for Editors
About The Ivors
The Ivor Novello Awards were created by BASCA’s former incarnation, The Songwriters’ Guild of Great Britain, in 1956. Named in honour of Ivor Novello, Britain’s most successful and distinguished theatrical composer at the time, the aim of the awards was to shine a spotlight on the excellence of British songwriters and composers in an age when international music dominated the British airwaves.
The Ivors were first presented on 11 March 1956 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The statuette, a representation of Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyric poetry was designed by Hazel Underwood and to this day is still cast in solid bronze. For 58 years over 1,000 statuettes have been presented to songwriters, composers and their music publishers in recognition of the excellence of their compositions.
The Ivors continue to be owned and presented by BASCA, a not for profit membership organisation for British songwriters and composers. Since 1974 they have been sponsored by PRS for Music.
BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, is the professional association for music writers of all genres in the UK. BASCA 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. As the only association in the country made up entirely of music writers, the organisation has an unparalleled insight into the issues affecting music creators in the UK today. We work closely with our members, keeping them informed in a constantly changing environment via our publications, websites, seminars and professional networking events. BASCA also presents the Ivor Novello Awards, British Composer Awards and Gold Badge Awards.
Academy Fellows: John Adams, David Arnold, Malcolm Arnold, John Barry, Don Black, Pierre Boulez, John Dankworth, David Ferguson, George Fenton, Elton John, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Paul McCartney, Peter Maxwell Davies and Tim Rice.
About Our Sponsor - PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.