ivor novello awards

Interview: Dave and Fraser T Smith

‘I would say I’m mildly political, but I think I was feeling spicy when I wrote Question Time!’ rapper Dave on how he and Fraser T Smith penned their Ivor Novello Award-winning track.

Interview: Daughter

'We really didn’t know if we had the ability to do it - we just jumped off the cliff:' Daughter on their 2018 Ivor Novello Award-nominated videogame score for Life Is Strange...

Entries open for Ivor Novello Awards

Calling all British and Irish songwriters and composers: entries are now open for the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards, hosted by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.

Interview: Hélène Muddiman

Multi-award-winning screen and pop composer Hélène Muddiman lets us in on the making of her latest score for Rita Osei's Brit teen flick Bliss!

John Harle joins Faber Music

Ivor Novello Award-winning composer, producer and saxophonist John Harle has signed a publishing agreement with Faber Music.

Soul man: Bill Withers

Bill Withers is behind some of pop’s most eternal moments, yet he walked out of the industry 30 years ago. Jim Ottewill meets the songwriter who chose to leave show business to let his hits do the talking…

Interview: Nathan Burke

Artist manager Nathan Burke on how Michael Kiwanuka's Ivor Novello Award-winning song Black Man in a White World came to life...

Interview: John Surman

'Jazz offers young musicians complete freedom of expression and the chance to be themselves every night': jazz master John Surman on the strength of the genre in 2017...

Interview: Martin Phipps

Martin Phipps, celebrated screen composer and godson to Benjamin Britten, explains his inner musical workings and why he always starts from scratch…

Interview: Dyo

Ivor Award-nominated songwriter and vocalist Dyo (aka Dayo Olatunji) on her co-writing techniques and her tips for upcoming talent breaking through…