Ivor Novello awards

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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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2018 Ivor Novello awards: Dave track attacking Theresa May wins best song
Ed Sheeran was named songwriter of the year, but lost the album prize to Stormzy, with another rapper, Dave, winning best contemporary song for Question Time

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, May, 2018 @3:30 PM

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Stormzy and Ed Sheeran up for two Ivor Novello awards
The difference in the nominees should be celebrated but number of women is still too low, says presenter Paul Gambaccini

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Apr, 2018 @1:15 PM

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Skepta wins songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards
Star also won best contemporary song as rise of grime was seen at ceremony previously dominated by white artists

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

18, May, 2017 @6:28 PM

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Michael Kiwanuka and Laura Mvula dominate Ivor Novello nominations
Skepta, Nick Cave and Mystery Jets are among the others shortlisted for awards that celebrate songwriting over record sales

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

19, Apr, 2017 @12:44 PM

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Adele is Ivor Novello songwriter of the year
The singer-songwriter scooped the award after being overlooked in the song or album categories for 25

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

19, May, 2016 @5:44 PM

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