Anna Meredith and Erika Fox were mong those honoured with Ivor Novello Awards for Innovation and Lifetime Achievement.
‘Ultimately, it is maybe a more perfect form of storytelling,’ says Ivor Novello winning composer Dominik Scherrer of scoring TV shows.
‘It really made me open my eyes… as British songwriters, we’re really doing it now’ says Ivor Novello judge Jin Jin.
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...
‘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.
‘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.
‘To be nominted is crazy, to actually win it means everything,’ says composer Robin Beanland of his Ivors win.
‘You have to follow your path,’ says British jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist Django Bates.
‘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.
‘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.