A day at the Ivors

M went along to the Ivors and spent the day chatting to a mixture of nominees and winners who all gave us their unique take on the art of songwriting.




"Something that comes from your heart...something that you want to tell people about" Paul Rodgers, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood and Trevor Horn talk songwriting, and key influences.

"We don't have to be like everyone else that's out there...we can do our own thing. That's what 'Pass Out' was about" Tinie Tempah and Labrinth along with Dizzee Rascal talk about what inspires them


"Harmony, rhythm and melody...good in all departments" Everything Everything on the key ingredients of a hit


"Simple structure, simple melody and heartfelt lyrics" Plan B discusses the art of songwriting