The Ivors 2019 opens for entries

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The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has opened its call for submissions to the 64th Ivor Novello Awards.

Entries are welcomed across six nominated categories; Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Television Soundtrack and Best Original Video Game Score.

Anyone can enter, including the songwriter or composer. To be eligible, the music must have a British or Irish writing contribution of at least 33.3 percent and have been commercially released in the UK during 2018.

This year, all works will be judged anonymously, and entrants must remove any reference to the songwriters or composers who created the work on submitted materials.

Deadline for entries is 7 February 2019 and the ceremony will take place on 23 May 2019 at London’s Grosvenor House.

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The 64th Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.