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JOLLY GOOD SHOW: THE 60TH IVORS

U.K. Songwriter James Napier Earns Three Nominations for the Upcoming Ivors

The nominations for this year's prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, honoring British and Irish songwriting and composing, have been announced.

Presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Musicthe event will take place 5/21 at Grosvenor House, London.

In their 60th year, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit and Hozier are among the heavies in consideration. Perhaps the big pre-show winner is James Napier, though, who has writing credit on both "Stay With Me" and "Rather Be." Thusly, he earned the most nods with three.

Have a look at the full list below. On 5/21 BASCA will also present eight awards to songwriters and composers to recognize their contribution to British music, including Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection and Songwriter of the Year.

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

"Above The Clouds Of Pompeii"
Written by Andrew Davie
Performed by Bear’s Den
Published in the U.K. by Communion 

"I Forget Where We Were"
Written and Performed by Ben Howard
Published in the U.K. by Warner/Chappell

"Take Me To Church"
Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Performed by Hozier
Published in the U.K. by Sony/ATV – The Evolving Music Company

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG
"Every Other Freckle"
Written by Thomas Green, Joe Newman and Gus Unger-Hamilton
Performed by alt-J
Published in the U.K. by Kobalt

"Rather Be"
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Performed by Clean Bandit f/Jess Glynne
Published in the U.K. by UMPG – Salli Isaak Songs / Sony/ATV

"Two Weeks"
Written by Tahliah Debrett Barnett and Emile Haynie
Performed by FKA Twigs
Published in the UK by BMG Chrysalis / UMPG

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK
"Budapest"
Written by George Ezra Barnett and Joel Pott
Performed by George Ezra
Published in the U.K. by BMG Chrysalis

"Rather Be"
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Stay With Me"
Written by James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith
Performed by Sam Smith
Published in the U.K. by UMPGSalli Isaak SongsMethod Paperwork / Naughty Words LtdStellar Songs LtdSony/ATV 

ALBUM AWARD
Present Tense
Written by Thomas Fleming, Ben Little, Christopher Talbot and Hayden Thorpe
Performed by Wild Beasts
Published in the U.K. by Domino Publishing

Royal Blood
Written by Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher
Performed by Royal Blood
Published in the UK Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd

So Long, See You Tomorrow
Written by Jack Steadman
Performed by Bombay Bicycle Club
Published in the U.K. by Imagem Music

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
‘71
Composed by David Holmes
Published in the U.K. by UMPG

Mr. Turner
Composed by Gary Yershon
Published in the U.K. by UMPG

The Boxtrolls
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the U.K. by Warner/Chappell

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
The Honourable Woman
Composed by Natalie Holt and Martin Phipps
Published in the U.K. by Imagem FTV / Du Vinage Publishing

The Mill – Series 2
Composed by Samuel Sim
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing / Sony/ATV

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Beyond the Pale
Composed by Edmund Butt
Published in the U.K. by Bucks Music Group / Imagem FTV

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