The Ivors - Celebrating great music


The Ivor Novello Awards recognise the best British songwriting and composing talent.

Now in their 6th decade they are judged and presented by the writing community, and past winners read like a Who’s who of British music.

“I remember coming here the very first time with my mates John, George and Ringo. Sitting back there just as little kids we were … and it was just fantastic to be part of this songwriting thing. It was always the greatest award – the greatest thing to get for songwriters. I think it still is.” Sir Paul McCartney

The very fact that my peers have decided to honour me in this way is rather wonderful and I’m very humbled.” Sir John Tavener

“It is indeed a great honour to receive this particular award” John Barry


The 53rd Ivor Novello Awards took place on 22 May 2008 at the Grosvenor House Hotel

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