The 58th Ivor Novello Awards took place on 16 May, attracting a wealth of songwriting and composing talent. We were on hand to chat to the winners, nominees and guests – watch the first instalment of our Ivors video series here.
Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande was the big winner of the day, scooping two awards for her hit Next to Me. The song triumphed in both the PRS for Music Most Performed Work and Best Song Musically and Lyrically categories.
Other winners included dance music producer and DJ Calvin Harris, who took the prize for Songwriter of the Year. Marc Almond, Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Gavin Rossdale all received gongs while Randy Newman was honoured with the PRS for Music Special International Award. For the full winners’ list, click here. To view our picture gallery from the day, click here.
Over the next few days we’ll be posting video interviews with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Bat For Lashes (above), Peter Gabriel, Lianne La Havas, Marc Almond, alt-J and Errollyn Wallen MBE. Here’s a taster of what’s to come…