Within the 68th yr of The Ivors, 30 songwriters and composers collected Ivor Novello Awards throughout 14 classes in recognition of excellent achievements in songwriting and composing for display screen.
This yr’s Songwriter of the 12 months Award with Amazon Music went to Moist Leg’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. Moist Leg’s debut album took the music trade by storm on its launch final yr, topping the charts and spawning the hit singles ‘Moist Dream’ and ‘Chaise Longue’. The Ivors judges described Teasdale and Chambers’ writing as recent, unapologetic and direct, with stunning melodies that demand consideration.
Finest Modern Track went to Raye, 070 Shake and Mike Sabath for ‘Escapism’ – which Raye carried out reside on the awards ceremony. Described by the judges as daring, courageous and empowering songwriting, the observe discovered large success after going viral on TikTok, marking Raye’s first ever primary single within the UK, the place it was additionally licensed platinum.
In recognition of the huge impression her musical imaginative and prescient has made on her fellow songwriters, hyper-pop trailblazer Charli XCX is awarded the Visionary Award with Amazon Music.
Harry Kinds, Child Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, collectively win PRS for Music Most Carried out Work for his or her collaboration on the UK’s greatest tune of 2022, ‘As It Was’. This marks the third Ivor Novello Award every for the fruitful partnership of Harry Kinds and Child Harpoon, who gained each PRS for Music Most Carried out Work for ‘Adore You’ and Songwriter of the 12 months in 2021.
With over 40 million data offered worldwide, the Particular Worldwide Award celebrates the excellent profession and affect of Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Rising from the New York new wave scene within the mid-seventies, the group have written an enormous variety of celebrated songs all through their illustrious profession and stay one of many world’s most influential bands.
Finest Album goes to 11 by SAULT, written by Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cowl, Jamar McNaughton, Cleopatra Nikolic and Jack Peñate. Drawing from Afrobeat and blues influences, 11 was one among 5 critically acclaimed albums launched without spending a dime concurrently by SAULT in November 2022. Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cowl’s win marks the numerous achievement of his fourth Ivor Novello Award.
Finest Track Musically and Lyrically goes to ‘King’ by Florence + the Machine, written by Florence Welch and Jack Antonoff. Thought of a standout from the group’s final album, Dance Fever, the tune discusses Welch’s battle in selecting between her profession and beginning a household in addition to gender expectations for ladies in society.
KAMILLE’s spectacular physique of labor was recognised with the Excellent Track Assortment award. KAMILLE has constructed a profession as one among Britain’s most profitable songwriters, working with artists comparable to Mabel, The Saturdays, Dua Lipa and, most famously, Little Combine, for whom she wrote over 30 songs together with the primary hits ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’. On prime of her songwriting achievements, she has additionally launched a profession as an artist in her personal proper.
The PRS for Music Icon Award goes to Tim Sales space, Saul Davies, Jim Glennie, Larry Gott and Mark Hunter for James. From their unique breakthrough within the ‘Madchester’ scene of the early nineties, James have turn out to be a permanent gem of British music, promoting over 25 million albums over their 39-year profession.
The Rising Star Award with Amazon Music has been awarded to singer-songwriter Victoria Canal, who counts legendary names in Chris Martin and Jon Hopkins amongst her admirers and mentors. She is the fourth consecutive feminine songwriter to choose up the award because it was launched in 2020, with The Ivors judges complementing her highly effective songwriting and compelling sound.
Sting acquired the Fellowship of The Ivors Academy, the very best honour the Academy bestows. With over 100 million albums offered all through his profession from his mixed work with The Police and as a solo artist, Sting is one among Britain’s most profitable, achieved, and pioneering songwriters. Amongst his numerous accolades, he has gained seven Ivor Novellos, together with the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. He joins an illustrious record of Fellows that features Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Bush CBE and Joan Armatrading MBE.
Hannah Peel gained Finest Tv Soundtrack for her work on The Midwich Cuckoos. Hannah’s modern method and digital sensibilities noticed her utilizing analogue synthesisers, tape manipulations, drones and woodwind in an imaginative and otherworldly approach.
John Powell wins Finest Authentic Movie Rating for Don’t Fear Darling, a movie which featured fellow Ivor Novello winner Harry Kinds in an appearing position. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the movie yearns for love regardless of its darkish overtones, with a compelling and subversive rating that marks John Powell’s fifth Ivor Novello Award.
The award for Finest Authentic Video Recreation Rating goes to Gareth Coker, Grant Kirkhope and Yoko Shimomura for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Every composer is famend for his or her work together with Nintendo classics comparable to Donkey Kong 64 and Tremendous Mario RPG.
Tom Grey, Chair of The Ivors Academy, mentioned “On behalf of The Ivors Academy of songwriters and composers I wholeheartedly congratulate all of our winners. After we select to reward one among our quantity, once we recognise and validate their work, we’re saying that as an Ivor Novello award winner, you symbolize the perfect of us.”
For the primary time in years, the awards present featured reside performances from Sting, who delighted attendees with a rendition of the traditional ‘Message In A Bottle’, Raye, who carried out her chart-topping hit ‘Escapism’ and Matilda Mann, who unveiled a shocking cowl of ‘Coronary heart of Glass’ in honour of two of the honourees – Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.
Title sponsor and collaborator Amazon Music scaled up The Ivors’ attain with the primary ever livestream from the occasion. Offered by +44 Podcast hosts Zeze Millz and Sideman, in addition to radio DJ Zach Sang, the livestream featured reside protection direct from The Ivors crimson carpet, plus the award present performances, and backstage interviews with the winners.
In a particular version of The Zach Sang Present, Amazon Music Breakthrough UK: Artist to Watch 2023, Henry Moodie, carried out his songs ‘choose up the cellphone’ and ‘drunk textual content’, in addition to a canopy of the traditional ‘Each Breath You Take’, initially penned by this yr’s Fellow of The Ivors Academy, Sting, for The Police.
Lastly, Matilda Mann, Henry Moodie and Kurt Vile will at this time every launch new Amazon Authentic tracks tributing three of the 2023 Ivor Novello winners. Matilda Mann covers Blondie’s “Coronary heart of Glass” [listen here] which she carried out throughout the awards, Henry Moodie covers Sting’s “Each Breath You Take” [listen here] which he carried out throughout the Amazon Music livestream, and Kurt Vile covers Charli XCX’s “Fixed Repeat” [listen here].
Along with these particular Amazon Authentic tracks tributing three of the 2023 Ivor Novello winners, Amazon Music listeners can entry a whole lot of Amazon Originals, that includes each rising and established artists throughout quite a few genres, accessible to stream solely on Amazon Music.
The 2023 winners:
written by Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cowl, Jamar McNaughton, Cleopatra Nikolic and Jack Peñate
carried out by SAULT
revealed within the UK by Copyright Management and Sentric Music
Finest Modern Track
written by 070 Shake, Raye and Mike Sabath
carried out by Raye and 070 Shake
revealed within the UK by Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music
Finest Authentic Movie Rating
Don’t Fear Darling
Composed by John Powell
revealed within the UK by Common Music Publishing
Finest Authentic Video Recreation Rating
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Composed by Gareth Coker, Grant Kirkhope and Yoko Shimomura
Finest Track Musically and Lyrically
written by Jack Antonoff and Florence Welch
carried out by Florence + The Machine
revealed within the UK by Ducky Donath Music-Sony Music Publishing and Common Music Publishing
Finest Tv Soundtrack
The Midwich Cuckoos
Composed by Hannah Peel
revealed within the UK by SATV Publishing
Excellent Track Assortment
PRS for Music Icon Award
Tim Sales space, Saul Davies, Jim Glennie, Larry Gott and Mark Hunter for James
PRS for Music Most Carried out Work
‘As It Was’
written by Child Harpoon,Tyler Johnson and Harry Kinds
carried out by Harry Kinds
revealed within the UK by Common Music Publishing and Pulse Songs-Harmony Music Publishing
Rising Star Award with Amazon Music
Songwriter of the 12 months with Amazon Music
Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers
Particular Worldwide Award
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
Visionary Award with Amazon Music
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