Ivor Novello awards

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Wet Leg named songwriters of the year at Ivor Novello awards
Isle of Wight duo hailed for ‘fresh, unapologetic and direct’ songs, while Harry Styles, Raye, Sault, Charli XCX and Florence + the Machine are among the other winners

Safi Bugel

18, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Ed Sheeran can’t go to Tesco, but I can’: the writing partners keeping music stars grounded
The Ivor awards in London this week will celebrate the collaborators who have dodged the stresses of celebrity

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and media correspondent

14, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Harry Styles, Cleo Sol and Inflo top nominations for 2023 Ivor Novello awards
British songwriting awards also acknowledge Florence + the Machine, Wet Leg, Central Cee and more

Aneesa Ahmed

18, Apr, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Dave crowned songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards
Rapper wins fourth Ivor in five years after album We’re All Alone in This Together topped UK charts

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

19, May, 2022 @4:13 PM

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Inflo, Ed Sheeran and Adele lead Ivor Novello nominations
Prestigious songwriting awards also recognise drill artists among this year’s shortlist

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

06, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Harry Styles, Lianne La Havas, Dave and Fraser T Smith win Ivor awards
Best single award goes to Styles, album to La Havas and contemporary song to Dave and Fraser T Smith

Nadia Khomami

21, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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One to watch: Mysie
The Ivor Novello award winner ponders love and possibilities on her enticing new EP

Tara Joshi

29, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dave, Little Simz and Jamie Cullum win at 2020 Ivor Novello awards
Songwriting and composition awards herald politically conscious work including Dave’s Black, described as ‘important and eloquent’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Ivor Novello awards 2020: Dave, Kate Tempest and Stormzy among nominees
Behind-the-scenes talents Dan Carey, Jimmy Napes and Jamie Hartman join Kate Tempest with a pair of nominations each in UK songwriting awards

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft
An acrimonious copyright dispute meant Ashcroft was forced to give up royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony, but a ‘kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith’ passes rights to him

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2019 @4:58 PM

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The 1975 win two major awards at 2019 Ivor Novellos
Pop-rock band win songwriters of the year and best contemporary song, with Ben Howard and Idles collecting other big prizes

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Grime once again dominates Ivor Novello awards nominations
Politically charged work well represented but female songwriters miss out

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Apr, 2019 @1:22 PM

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