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Ivor Novello nominations announced

By | Published on Tuesday 24 April 2018

Ivor Novello Awards

Hey, have you been wondering who is good at songwriting? Well, fear not, we are now at liberty to tell you, because this year’s Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced.

People who are good at songwriting include Stormzy, Dave, Sampha, Mica Levi, Elbow, Everything Everything and Elderbrook.

BASCA chair Crispin Hunt says of this year’s nominations: “BASCA’s nominations for the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards are, as ever, a mirror of the eclectic and inspirational reach of current UK music. The Ivors purpose is to recognise and celebrate excellence in British and Irish music writing across song, album, television, film and this year, videogames”.

He adds: “As the only peer nominated music award ceremony in the country, The Ivors are inherently about musical merit and communication more than promotion and we’re especially excited to be able to honour some of the phenomenal talents of the contemporary British music writing scene. Talent admired the world over. Our congratulations go out to everyone nominated today, it’s fully deserved”.

The nominations are as follows:

Best Song Musically And Lyrically
Everything Everything – Can’t Do (Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman)
Elbow – Magnificent (She Says) (Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner)
Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano (Sampha)

Best Contemporary Song
CamelPhat and Elderbrook – Cola (Michael di Scala, Alexander ‘Elderbrook’ Kotz and Dave Whelan)
Stormzy – Don’t Cry For Me (Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari, Varren Wade and Wizzy Wow)
Dave – Question Time (Dave and Fraser T Smith)

PRS For Music Most Performed Work
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran)
Rag N Bone Man – Human (Jamie Hartman and Rag N Bone Man)
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran)

Album Award
Everything Everything – A Fever Dream (Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman)
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer (Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari)
This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze (Kate Stables)

Best Original Film Score
IT (Benjamin Wallfisch)
Jackie (Mica Levi)
Paddington 2 (Dario Marianelli)

Best Television Soundtrack
Babs (Rob Lane)
SS-GB (Dan Jones)
The Miniaturist (Dan Jones)

Best Original Videogame Score
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (David Garcia Diaz and Andy LaPlegua)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith)
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm (Igor Haefeli and Elena Tonra)

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on 31 May.

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