Winners of The Ivors 2018 are celebrated

2018 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year Ed Sheeran by Mark Allan
2018 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year Ed Sheeran by Mark Allan

Ed Sheeran: The Ivors’ 2018 Songwriter Of The Year. Pic: Mark Allan

Last night saw BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the winning songwriters of the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards

The 2018 Ivor Novello Awards were presented in fourteen categories at the ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, which took place on Thursday 31 May at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. Presented and judged by music creators they represent the pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition. The nominated categories recognise works commercially released in the UK in 2017 that have a British or Irish songwriting or composing contribution of at least one third. The gift of BASCA awards recognise a sustained contribution to British Music.

“The Ivors celebrate the best in British and Irish music writing,” said BASCA Chair Crispin Hunt. “Our composers and songwriters prove, again and again, that they are some of the best in the world. It is an immense privilege for BASCA to honour the extraordinary talent that exists in our sector, recognising creators across a vast range of contemporary music genres and awarding those who have created some of the most outstanding catalogues in music history. To every single winning composer, congratulations from all of us, you are spectacular and a credit to our amazing industry.”

The full list of Ivor Novello Awards winners are as follows…

  • PRS For Music Most Performed Work: Shape Of You by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
  • Best Original Film Score: Jackie by Mica Levi
  • International Achievement: Billy Ocean
  • Best Contemporary Song: Question Time by Dave and Fraser T Smith
  • The Ivors Classical Music Award: Thea Musgrave
  • Best Original Video Game Score: Horizon Zero Dawn by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith
  • Best Song Musically And Lyrically: Magnificent (She Says) by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner
  • PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution To British Music: Billy Bragg
  • Best Television Soundtrack: The Miniaturist by Dan Jones
  • Album Award: Gang Signs & Prayer by Michael ‘Stormzy’ Omari
  • Songwriter Of The Year: Ed Sheeran
  • The Ivors Inspiration Award: Shane MacGowan
  • Outstanding Song Collection: Cathy Dennis
  • PRS For Music Special International Award: Lionel Richie

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