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Interview: Jin Jin

‘It really made me open my eyes… as British songwriters, we’re really doing it now’ says Ivor Novello judge Jin Jin.

Interview: Ghetts

East London MC and artist Ghetts on the thinking behind Black Rose, his Ivor Novello Award-nominated track with Kojey Radical which helped spark discussion about how society treats black women...

Interview: Blaine Harrison, Mystery Jets

‘Our relationship to music is changing… and our relationship with songs is becoming more important than ever,’ says Mystery Jets songwriter and vocalist Blaine Harrison.

Interview: Deep Purple

‘After all these years if our career can be likened to a big cake, this is the icing on the cake,’ says Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover of the band’s Ivors win.

Interview: Vanishing Twin

‘On the whole, it’s about reaching out to encounter difference in a meaningful way,’ says Vanishing Twin’s Cathy Lucas.

Interview: Robin Beanland

‘To be nominted is crazy, to actually win it means everything,’ says composer Robin Beanland of his Ivors win.

Interview: Young Fathers

‘We don’t intend to make statements for anybody else but ourselves, but that always seems to make a statement,’ says Young Fathers’ Graham 'G' Hastings.

Interview: Let’s Eat Grandma

‘It’s really nice that this award is about songwriting specifically. Often it can be about other stuff in the industry, and songwriting is what we do this for,’ say Let’s Eat Grandma’s Rosa Walton.

Interview: Kojey Radical

‘I’ve always paid attention to songwriting and I’ve always wanted to contribute really great music. I think it always starts with the pen,’ says Best Contemporary Song nominee Kojey Radical.