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BMI Writers Honored With Ivor Novello Awards

Posted in News on May 28, 2015
Photo: Pictured: Ed Sheeran and Boy George

Foreign songwriters, whose music is licensed in the U.S. through BMI, recently took home some impressive Ivor Novello Awards, including Best Song Musically and Lyrically, which was awarded to Hozier for his smash hit “Take Me To Church” and Songwriter of the Year, which went to pop powerhouse Ed Sheeran. Announced at London’s Grosvenor House May 21, 2015, the Ivors are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composer and Authors and are judged by the songwriting community to recognize the talent of top British songwriters. Jack Patterson’s infectious hit “Rather Be” took home two awards, for Best Contemporary Song and PRS for Music Most Played Song. The track, performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, was one of Billboard’s ten best songs of 2014. Congratulations to all the winners!

Best Song Musically And Lyrically

Take Me To Church
Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne (BMI/IMRO)
Performed by Hozier

 

Best Contemporary Song

Rather Be
Co-written by Jack Patterson (BMI via PRS)
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

 

PRS For Music Most Performed Work

Rather Be
Co-written by Jack Patterson (BMI via PRS)
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

 

Album Award

So Long, See You Tomorrow
Written by Jack Steadman (BMI via PRS)
Performed by Bombay Bicycle Club

 

Best Original Film Score

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Composed by David Holmes (BMI)

 

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Boy George (BMI via PRS)

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ed Sheeran (BMI via PRS)