The Ivors are presented annually to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

The Ivors will take place on Thursday 19 th May 2011 at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel.

Nominations for the 56 th Ivor Novello Awards are for the year 2010.

Best Original Video Game Score

Game:                                   Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Composer:                            Nitin Sawhney

Developer                             Ninja Theory

UK Publisher:                       Namco Bandai Games SAS

Game:                                   James Bond 007: Blood Stone

Composer:                            Richard Jacques

Developer:                            Bizarre Creations

UK Publisher:                       Activision

Game:                                   Napoleon: Total War

Composers:                          Richard Beddow / Richard Birdsall / Ian Livingstone

Developer:                            The Creative Assembly

UK Publisher:                       SEGA

The Ivors also honour individuals with awards recognising their contribution to British music. These awards are in the gift of BASCA, approved by The Ivors Committee. 

The following 'Gift of the Academy’ Awards will be presented on the day:

International Achievement

Outstanding Song Collection

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

PRS for Music Special International Award

Songwriter(s) of the Year

The Ivors Classical Music Award

The Ivors Inspiration Award

Notes for Editors

About The Ivors

The Ivor Novello Awards celebrate honour and reward excellence in British and Irish music writing. They have been presented and judged by the songwriting and composing community for over fifty five years.

The Ivors are presented by BASCA (the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and sponsored by PRS for Music. The awards acknowledge the songwriters and composers of works released in the UK within the awards year and honour individuals with awards recognising their contribution to British music. They are amongst the most coveted awards in the music industry.

The 56 th Ivor Novello Awards will be held on Thursday 19 th May 2011 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.


BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, is the professional association for music writers in the UK. With over 2,000 members, it is the single voice for British music creators.

BASCA works to foster a sense of community amongst songwriters, lyricists and composers, and to campaign on their behalf in the domestic, European and international political arenas. As the only association in the country made up entirely of music writers, the organisation has an unparalleled insight into the issues affecting music creators in the UK today. We work closely with our members, keeping them informed in a constantly changing environment via our publications, websites, seminars and professional networking events. BASCA also presents the Ivor Novello Awards, British Composer Awards and Gold Badge Awards annually.

Academy Fellows: John Adams, David Arnold, Sir Malcolm Arnold, John Barry, Don Black, Pierre Boulez, Sir John Dankworth, David Ferguson, George Fenton, Sir Elton John, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Tim Rice.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents 75,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK.  As a not-for-profit organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry.  The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914. 

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences.  In an industry worth£3.9bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and can provide data and comment for all aspects of the business: live, broadcast, sales, online, touring and music creation and up to date analysis, research and trends about the industry.


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