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)


Album Award

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

The Miniaturist 

Dan Jones (PRS)


International Achievement

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 

Lionel Richie


Click here to find out more about the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards