ASCAP’s UK Family Dominates the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards
June 12, 2018
BASCA and PRS for Music honored 16 members of ASCAP’s UK family at the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards, presented on May 31st the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
British and Irish music creators that we license clinched six competitive categories, plus five special honors. Presented and judged by music creators, the Ivors represent the pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition.
Among the big winners were Steve Mac, who received the ASCAP Founders Award in 2017, and was named ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year at this year’s ASCAP Pop Music Awards; and Lionel Richie (the sole non-British winner), a past recipient of the ASCAP Golden Note Award.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
PRS for Music Most Performed Song
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
Co-written by Steve Mac (PRS)
Best Contemporary Song
“Question Time” by Dave
Co-written by Dave (PRS)
Gang Signs & Prayer by Stormzy
Written by Michael “Stormzy” Omari (PRS)
Best Song Musically and Lyrically
"Magnificent (She Says)" by Elbow
Written by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner (all PRS)
Best Original Video Game Score
Horizon Zero Dawn
Composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith (all PRS)
Best Television Soundtrack
Dan Jones (PRS)
Billy Ocean (PRS)
Classical Music Award
Thea Musgrave (PRS)
Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Billy Bragg (PRS)
Ivors Inspiration Award
Shane MacGowan (PRS)
Special International Award