All the winners from the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards

All the winners from the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards

Skepta, Pulp, Gary Numan, Bill Withers, Florence Welch, Coldplay and Nitin Sawhney were among the winners at the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards.

Organised by BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, Ivor Novello Awards were presented in 14 categories at the ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, which took place today (May 18) at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

“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," said BASCA chairman Crispin Hunt. "BASCA’s heartfelt congratulations go out to every winning composer. Whether you wrote songs, symphonies or syncs - we salute you."

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.  

The list of winners is as follows:

NOMINATED 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

GIFT OF BASCA AWARDS:

International Achievement

Florence Welch

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

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

Outstanding Song Collection

Pulp

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

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

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

Skepta

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

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

The Ivors Inspiration Award

Gary Numan

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

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