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BMI-Affiliated Songwriters Take Home Majority of Ivor Novello Awards

Posted in News on May 20, 2016
Pictured: Damon Albarn, Adele and Wayne Hector
Pictured: Damon Albarn, Adele and Wayne Hector

BMI congratulates our members as well as international affiliates, who license their music through BMI in the U.S., for their impressive showing yesterday at the 61st Ivor Novello Awards, held at the Grosvenor House in London. Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards for music creators, the Ivors celebrate the writers of individual works released in the UK during the award year, as well as the contribution songwriters and composers have made to British music.

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2016 Ivor Novello Best Television Soundtrack winners David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia with BMI’s Brandon Bakshi (center).


Here’s a complete list of BMI-affiliated winners:

Best Contemporary Song
“All My Friends” - Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper

Most Performed Work
“Hold Back The River” - James Bay and Iain Archer

Best Album
Darling Arithmetic – Villagers

Best Television Soundtrack
London Spy - David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia

Lifetime Achievement
Damon Albarn

Songwriter of the Year
Adele

The Ivors Classical Music Award
Oliver Knussen

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Happy Mondays

The Ivors International Achievement Award
Wayne Hector