The 59th Ivor Novello Award nominees revealed

Sam Smith press shotThis year’s Ivor Novello Award nominees include newcomers Sam Smith, Disclosure and London Grammar alongside established industry heavyweights Nick Cave, Arctic Monkeys and Benjamin Wallfisch.

Rising stars London Grammar have been nominated in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category for Strong, alongside Palma Violets’ Best of Friends and John Newman’s Love Me Again.

In the Best Contemporary Song category, Disclosure and Sam Smith’s Latch is up against previous Ivor Award nominees Everything Everything (for Kemosabe) and James Blake’s Retrograde.

Elsewhere, Arctic Monkeys’ AM and Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ Push the Sky Away will go head to head in the Best Album category with newcomer Laura Mvula’s debut set Sing to the Moon.

Contenders for PRS for Music’s Most Performed Work accolade include Emeli Sandé’s Clown, Let Her Go by Passenger and Troublemaker by Olly Murs ft Flo Rida.

Wallfisch, an Emmy, Ivor Novello and multiple World Soundtrack Award-nominated composer and conductor, appears in the Best Television Soundtrack category.

At the ceremony, awards will also be presented to songwriters and composers in recognition of their contribution to British music.

These are International Achievement, Liftetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music; PRS for Music Special International Award, The Ivors Classical Music Award and The Ivors Inspiration Award.

The award for Songwriter(s) of the Year will also be presented.

The 59th Ivor Novello Awards take place on Thursday 22nd May from 11.30am to 4.30pm at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

They are presented annually by BASCA and are judged by the songwriting and composing community.

PRS for Music has sponsored The Ivors since 1974.

Full list of nominees:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Best of Friends
Written by Will Doyle, Sam Fryer, Chilli Jesson and Pete Mayhew
Performed by Palma Violets
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Love Me Again
Written by Steve Booker and John Newman
Performed by John Newman
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and B Unique Publishing

Strong
Written by Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman
Performed by London Grammar
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music

Best Contemporary Song

Kemosabe
Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alexander Robertshaw and Michael Spearman
Performed by Everything Everything
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Latch
Written by Guy Lawrence, Howard Lawrence, James Napier and Sam Smith
Performed by Disclosure ft Sam Smith
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing, Salli-Isaak Songs and Naughty Words Ltd – Stellar Songs Ltd – Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Retrograde
Written and Performed by James Blake
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Clown
Written by Shahid ‘Naughty Boy’ Khan, Grant Mitchell and Emeli Sandé
Performed by Emeli Sandé
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Arlon Songs Ltd and Stellar Songs Ltd – Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Let Her Go
Written by Mike Rosenberg
Performed by Passenger
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Troublemaker
Written by Claude Kelly, Oliver Murs and Steve Robson
Performed by Olly Murs ft Flo Rida
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music, Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Music and Imagem Music

Album Award

AM
Written by Alex Turner
Performed by Arctic Monkeys
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Push the Sky Away
Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Published in the UK by Mute Song

Sing to the Moon
Written and Performed by Laura Mvula
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

Captain Phillips
Composed by Henry Jackman
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Gravity
Composed by Steven Price
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

The Epic of Everest
Composed by Simon Fisher Turner
Published in the UK by Mute Song

Best Television Soundtrack

Mr Selfridge
Composed by Charlie Mole
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Ripper Street
Composed by Dominik Scherrer
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

The Thirteenth Tale
Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing