The Ivor Novello Awards 2016: All the winners

The 61st Ivor Novello Awards were held at London’s Grosvenor House yesterday and, in time-honoured tradition, celebrated songwriting talent both old and young.

Created by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing, the event was sponsored by PRS For Music.

Winners included The Happy Mondays, Bryan Adams, Damon Albarn, Snake Hips, Iain Archer and James Bay plus many more.

Check out all of the victors below…

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Hold Back The River
Written by Iain Archer and James Bay
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Spirit B-Unique Music

Best Television Soundtrack

London Spy
Composed by Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing

The Ivors Classical Music Award

Oliver Knussen

International Achievement

Wayne Hector

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Wasn’t Expecting That
Written by Jamie Lawson
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

The Ivors Inspiration Award

Mark Day, Paul Davis, Paul Ryder, Shaun Ryder and Gary Whelan – The Happy Mondays

Album Award

Darling Arithmetic
Written by Conor O’Brien
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

Songwriter of the Year

Adele Adkins

Best Original Film Score

Composed by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

 Best Contemporary Song

All My Friends
Written by James Carter, Oliver Lee, Cass Lowe (Snake Hips) and Chance The Rapper
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Outstanding Song Collection

Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr and Mick MacNeil – Simple Minds

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley – Portishead

Lifetime Achievement

Damon Albarn

PRS for Music Special International Award

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