The Ivors are presented annually to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. The Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.
UK soul singer Beverley Knight knows a thing or two about writing songs. She's been in the business for 16 years, released six studio albums and has just released her seventh, Soul UK, which features covers of British soul songs that inspired Knight whilst she was growing up. Here, Beverley provides a few tips to help out budding songwriters.
Independent music body Aim and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will focus on digital industries during this year’s US trade mission, and are inviting delegates to apply for funding to finance their visit.
The mission, which takes place on 20 June, seeks to promote lasting links between the UK and US music industries to ensure the prosperity of British music abroad.
Some of you may remember Guy Fletcher from the swinging Sixties and Seventies, when songs he wrote were performed by everyone from Elvis Presley to Ray Charles. Having cut his teeth working with the very best of the best, Fletcher has earned himself a place in the vaults of pop history and, in 2005, an OBE for his services to British music.