Playlist: Ivor Novello Awards 2019

As the 64th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony looms, we take a closer look at this year’s nominees and find an exciting crop of songwriting talent in the running.

This year’s awards see newer talent like Jorja Smith, Jax Jones, and George Ezra feature alongside more established artists like Arctic Monkeys and Ghetts to create what is sure to be a thrilling race.

This playlist celebrates acts in the Best Contemporary Song, Best Song Musically and Lyrically and PRS Most Performed Work categories from The 1975 to Hozier and everything in between.

The Ivor Novello Awards takes place at Grosvenor House, London and is sponsored by PRS for Music.

So tune in and pick your favourites ahead of the ceremony on 23 May…

For the full list of nominees, please visit