The lovely Bill Withers interviewed by Music-News.com editor - Marco Gandolfi - at The Ivor Novello Awards at The Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on 18th May 2017.
BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, today announced the winners of the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].
Ivor Novello Awards were presented in fourteen categories at the ceremony, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, which took place on Thursday 18th May at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
WINNERS AND RECIPIENTS OF THE 62ND IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS:
Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Black Man in a White World Written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Michael Kiwanuka Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Best Contemporary Song
Man Written by Skepta and Josh Homme Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing
The Dreaming Room Written by Laura Mvula Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing
PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Hymn for the Weekend Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing
Best Original Film Score
Kubo and the Two Strings Composed by Dario Marianelli Published in the UK by Muttnik Music Publishing
Best Television Soundtrack
War and Peace Composed by Martin Phipps Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing
GIFT OF BASCA AWARDS:
Florence Welch Florence Welch received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in recognition of her unique songwriting voice and success outside the United Kingdom.
Nitin Sawhney Nitin Sawhney received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his exceptional creative talent.
Outstanding Song Collection
Pulp Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Webber were honoured for the Outstanding Song Collection of Pulp.
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Anne Dudley Anne Dudley received the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music for her work as a songwriter, arranger, producer and television and film composer.
PRS for Music Special International Award
Bill Withers Bill Withers received the PRS for Music Special International Award, which is presented to an international songwriter who has had an outstanding career and been a major influence on the British music industry.
Songwriter of the Year
Skepta In recognition of an outstanding body of work released in 2016, BASCA presented the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year to Skepta.
The Ivors Jazz Award
John Surman John Surman received The Ivors Jazz Award in recognition of his outstanding body of jazz compositions.
The Ivors Inspiration Award
Gary Numan Gary Numan received The Ivors Inspiration Award in recognition of his influence as a pioneer of electronic music.
The 62nd Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music, and took place on Thursday 18th May 2017.
Of this year’s winners, BASCA Chairman Crispin Hunt said: ““In celebrating the exceptional power of British and Irish music writing and by honouring the past, the present and the eternal creators of music - once again this year, The Ivors absolutely smashed it. BASCA’s heartfelt congratulations go out to every winning composer. Whether you wrote songs, symphonies or syncs - we salute you."