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Ivor Novello Awards Honor BMI Songwriters

Posted in News on June 7, 2005
Some of BMI's biggest British songwriters and composers were among the winners at the 50th annual Ivor Novello Awards presented on May 26 by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters in Association with the Performing Right Society at the Grosvenor House in London. The Ivor Novello Awards honor British songwriters and composers and their contributions to the music industry.

Pictured at the 2005 Ivor Novello Awards ceremony are BMI's Phil Graham, Special International Award winner Lou Reed, Reed's longtime companion and fellow BMI songwriter Laurie Anderson, and BMI's Brandon Bakshi.

BMI's 2005 IVOR NOVELLO AWARD WINNERS

BEST SONG MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY
"Dry Your Eyes"
Writer: Mike Skinner
Performed By: The Streets
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

ALBUM AWARD
The Final Straw
Snow Patrol
Mark McClelland, Jonny Quin, Iain Archer, Nathan Connolly & Gary Lightbody

OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION
Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon & Roger Taylor of Queen

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR
Tom Chaplin & Richard Hughes of Keane

THE SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Lou Reed

THE IVORS SPECIAL AWARD FOR SONGWRITING
Sir Mick Jagger & Keith Richards