Thursday, May 19, 2016

61st Ivor Music Awards Winners

I only just recently heard of this myself, according to TheIvors.Com, this is what it is:

The Ivor Novello Awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.  They are presented by BASCA and are judged by the UK songwriting and composing community.  They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

I'm mostly Scots-Irish, so I thought that was kinda' cool. 

The awards took place today at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. And so, without further a due, here is the list of Ivors winners.

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Hold Back The River
Written by Iain Archer and James Bay
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Spirit B-Unique Music
(Most performed? Is that a thing? I don't know. The song is pretty good though.)

Best Television Soundtrack
London SpyComposed by Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing
(Will be watching. How could I not?)

The Ivors Classical Music Award
Oliver Knussen

International Achievement
Wayne Hector

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Wasn’t Expecting That
Written by Jamie Lawson
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Mark Day, Paul Davis, Paul Ryder, Shaun Ryder and Gary Whelan

Album Award
Darling Arithmetic
Written by Conor O’Brien
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

Songwriter of the Year
(How many awards can they give to one person? Is there a limit?)

Best Original Film Score
Composed by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song
All My Friends
Written by James Carter, Oliver Lee, Cass Lowe and Chance The Rapper
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Outstanding Song Collection
Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr and Mick MacNeil

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley

Lifetime Achievement
Damon Albarn

PRS for Music Special International Award
Bryan Adams

Alright, so I can't honestly say I know all of these people. Granted, how often do you listen to classical music?

I also have to admit that I have not gained much from this information other than the validation of my first thoughts on James Bay, in that he does indeed look like Harry Styles "cool" older brother.

Okay, see ya' later,


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