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The Ivors Academy today announce the nominations for The Ivors 2019. The winners will be revealed at a star-studded ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 23rd May.

The Ivors, now in their 64th year, celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, albums, film, TV and video game scores. The ceremony will also present Ivor Novello Awards that recognise music creators for their wider contribution to British music.
 
Music creators nominated to receive an Ivor Novello Award in a judged category are chosen by panels of songwriters and composers, representing true peer recognition.

The nominations for PRS for Music Most Performed Work credit songs having received the most broadcast, online and general performances in the calendar year ending 31 December 2018.

Works eligible for this year’s awards were commercially released in the UK in 2018 and have a British or Irish songwriting or composing contribution of at least a third.

The nominations for The Ivors 2019 represent the work of 48 individual songwriters and composers, 70% of whom are nominated for the first time.   

The Ivors Academy Chair, Crispin Hunt, says “The works nominated for The Ivors 2019 are brilliantly diverse, and we’re delighted to see so many first-time nominees recognised. As the only peer-nominated music award in the country, they are a fantastic reflection of the exciting emerging talent of British & Irish music creators today. Our congratulations to all nominated.”

The Ivors are sponsored by PRS for Music.
 
 
The 2019 Ivor Novello Awards nominations are:


BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Four Out Of Five
Written by Alex Turner
Performed by Arctic Monkeys
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing
 
Nica Libres at Dusk
Written and performed by Ben Howard
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited


Nina Cried Power
Written and performed by Hozier
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Company


BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Black Rose
Written by Ghetts, Kojey Radical, Daniel Miles, JoJo Mukeza and Jaime Naldo Menezes
Performed by Ghetts ft Kojey Radical
Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and EMI Music Publishing – Stellar Songs

Blue Lights
Written by Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal, Roland Romanelli and Jorja Smith
Performed by Jorja Smith
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Love It If We Made It
Written by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald
Performed by The 1975
Published in the UK by Good Solider Songs


PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Breathe
Written by Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen
Performed by Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Reservoir Reverb Music

Shotgun
Written by George Ezra Barnett, FRED and Joel Pott
Performed by George Ezra
Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and Sony ATV/Music Publishing – Promised Land Music

These Days
Written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan and Jamie Scott
Performed by Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen
Published in the UK by Big Deal Music – Peermusic UK, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

 
BEST ALBUM

Cocoa Sugar
Written by Kayus Bankole, Graham Hastings and Alloysious Massaquoi
Performed by Young Fathers
Published in the UK by Just Isn’t Music Limited

I’m All Ears
Written by Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton
Performed by Let’s Eat Grandma
Published in the UK by Blue Raincoat Songs

Joy As An Act of Resistance
Written by Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan and Joseph Talbot
Performed by Idles
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

 
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

American Animals
Composed by Anne Nikitin
Published in the UK by Accorder Music - Peermusic UK

Phantom Thread
Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell North America Limited

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Composed by Daniel Pemberton
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
 
 
BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

Flowers (Series 2)
Composed by Arthur Sharpe
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Composed by Clint Mansell
Published in the UK by Decca Publishing – Universal Music Publishing

Requiem
Composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer
Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
 
 
BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Composed by Michael Georgiades, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Q.U.B.E. 2
Composed by David Housden

Sea of Thieves
Composed by Robin Beanland


The winners in each category will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House, London on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

In addition to the above award categories, the following Ivor Novello Awards will be presented in recognition of a contribution to UK music:

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION
PRS FOR MUSIC OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC
PRS FOR MUSIC SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD
SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR
THE IVORS JAZZ AWARD
THE IVORS INSPIRATION AWARD

For more information visit www.ivorsacademy.com or follow us @IvorsAcademy

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24 May 2019

  • Spotify's global head of publishing Adam Parness to leave. (see Business)

  • The 1975 win twice at Ivor Novello Awards. (see News)

23 May 2019

  • Some investors lose interest in bid for Universal stake. (see Business)

  • Economic study of the electronic music industry shows minor value dip. (see Analysis)

  • Fraudulent music removed from Spotify; exposes issue to resolve. (see Digital)

22 May 2019

  • Sofar Sounds raises $25m to expand. (see Business)

  • IFPI report shows record labels invested $5.8bn in A&R and marketing worldwide in 2017. (see Analysis)

  • PRS for Music announces new board members. (see News)

21 May 2019

  • Sony Music Artist Portal to include 'real time' reporting. (see News)

  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund acquires Jamie Scott catalogue. (see Deals)

20 May 2019

  • NME and Uncut sold to BandLab Technologies. (see Business)

  • Further analysis on the PledgeMusic situation. (see Analysis)

  • The Netherlands win Eurovision. (see News)

17 May 2019

  • Andrea C Martin appointed Chief Executive of PRS for Music. (see Business)

16 May 2019

  • Rajar Q1 results: Chris Evans launches with 1m listeners. (see Media)

  • David Ventura and Tim Major take reins at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. (see Business)

15 May 2019

  • Beatport launches DJ subscription streaming service; SoundCloud launches DJ software integration. (see Digital)

  • Kobalt signs deal with The Other Songs. (see Deals)

  • Tim Delaney appointed CEO of Funnel Music. (see Business)

14 May 2019

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  • London's Borderline venue to close. (see News)

  • PPL report 13% revenue increase. (see Business)

13 May 2019

  • Music Venue Trust score Arts Council England fund for grassroots live music. (see News)