The Ivors Academy has announced that the 66th Ivor Novello Awards will take place on Tuesday 21 September.
Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards for exceptional songwriting and composing.
The awards are particularly important to the music industry as they represent peer recognition.
2020 winners included Dave, Little Simz, Inflo, Jamie Cullum, Mysie, Labrinth and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Joan Armatrading CBE was recognised for her outstanding achievements with Fellowship of The Ivors Academy and Steve Mac picked up an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year.
Graham Davies, chief executive, The Ivors Academy, said: ‘Hold the date for The Ivors with Apple Music 2021. I can’t wait to see the talent and artistry we will recognise from the past year - something that’s more important than ever. While we are in uncertain times, we remain optimistic about being able to celebrate in person.’
Nominations for the main categories will open on 22 March and close on 30 April. Nominees for the new talent award will be announced on 27 July with the rest of the nominees confirmed on 10 August.
The Rising Star Award with Apple Music opens for nominations on 15 February and closes on 26 March. Last year’s winner, Mysie was mentored by songwriter and producer Fraser T Smith.