‘I’ve always paid attention to songwriting and I’ve always wanted to contribute really great music. I think it always starts with the pen,’ says Best Contemporary Song nominee Kojey Radical.
‘It’s an award in front of our peers and it’s an award for songs, which is clearly the most important thing in the music industry, which is sometimes forgotten,’ says hit songwriter Jamie Scott.
‘It’s a real partnership, it’s like being in a band with somebody,’ says Jonny Greenwood of his collaborative relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson.
‘Songwriting needs to be protected so it doesn’t just become a commercial enterprise,’ says Natasha Khan.
‘He may not know it, but I am his number one fan,’ says Wiley of his former friend Dizzee Rascal.
‘Now Mick and Keith have given me the royalties back for Bitter Sweet (Symphony) it’s even more sweet than it was before,’ says Richard Ashcroft of his Ivors win.
Richard Ashcroft, Mariah Carey, Wiley and The 1975 are among the biggest winners at the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards.
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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.