The 1975’s Love It If We Made It has been named Best Contemporary Song at the this year's Ivor Novello Awards.
The act were also named Songwriters Of The Year, the first band to win since 2007, at the 64th edition of the songwriting prizes which was held this afternoon (May 23) in London.
Picking-up the awards on behalf of the band, The 1975's manager Jamie Oborne quipped the group were “being celebrated for their diversity, but that was the reason no one wanted to sign them.”
Idles' second record Joy As An Act Of Resistance was revealed as Best Album by guest presenter Stormzy, Rudimental's These Days was awarded the PRS For Music Most Performed Work, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood won Best Original Film Score for Phantom Thread and Ben Howard picked-up Best Song Musically And Lyrically for his track Nica Libres At Dusk.
The other winners in the nominated categories were Robin Beanland's Sea Of Thieves for Best Original Video Game Score and Bat For Lashes and Dominik Scherrer, who received the for Best Television Soundtrack for their Requiem score.
The 2019 Ivors also honoured the songwriting of several biz legends. The Special International Award went to Mariah Carey, Dido received Outstanding Song Collection and former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft won PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music – the latter revealing onstage at the ceremony that "as of last month, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards signed over all their publishing for Bitter Sweet Symphony [which sampled an orchestral version of The Rolling Stones' The Last Time], which was a really kind and magnanimous thing for them to do."
Deep Purple were recognised for their International Achievement, Django Bates took home The Ivors Jazz Award, while Wiley declared “the journey I’ve done has all led to this” as he recieved the Inspiration Award, which was presented to him by his father.
The full list of 2019 Ivor Novello Awards winners is:
Best Song Musically And Lyrically – Ben Howard's Nica Libres At Dusk (Written by Ben Howard,
published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited)
Best Contemporary Song – The 1975's Love It If We Made It (Written by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald, published in the UK by Good Soldier Songs)
Album Award – Idles' Joy As An Act Of Resistance (Written by Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan and Joseph Talbot, published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing)
Best Original Film Score – Jonny Greenwood's Phantom Thread (Composed by Jonny Greenwood, published in the UK by Warner/Chappell North America Limited)
Best Television Soundtrack – Bat For Lashes and Dominik Scherrer's Requiem (Composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer, published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing)
Songwriter of the Year – The 1975
PRS For Music Most Performed Work – Rudimental's These Days (ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) (Written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan and Jamie Scott, published in the UK by Big Deal Music – Peermusic UK, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing)
Best Original Video Game Score – Robin Beanland's Sea Of Thieves
The Ivors Jazz Award – Django Bates
Inspiration Award – Wiley
Outstanding Song Collection – Dido
PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music – Richard Ashcroft
PRS For Music Special International Award – Mariah Carey
International Achievement – Deep Purple
Read Music Week's interview with Crispin Hunt chair of the recently rebranded Ivors Academy on the key role the judging panels played in picking this year's winners.