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BASCA has opened the call for entries for the Ivor Novello Awards 2018. BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, will celebrate the 63rd Ivors at a ceremony in the Grosvenor Hotel, London, on Thursday 31stMay 2018.

The call is now open for entries to the Ivors, the annual awards celebrating excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. This year’s awards sees the revival of the award for Best Original Video Game Score. Further, this year will see entries being submitted via BASCA’s Award Entry Site for the first time.

Entries are invited in the following six categories:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Best Contemporary Song
Album Award
Best Original Film Score
Best Television Soundtrack
Best Original Video Game Score

Any music artist can enter an eligible work; previous winners include Bat for Lashes, Jonny Greenwood, Alison Goldfrapp, Ed O’Brien, Phil Coulter and Radiohead. 2017 winners of the accolade included Michael Kiwanuka, Skepta, Coldplay and Anne Dudley.

The deadline for this year’s open call is Friday 9th February 2018.

Check out for more information, including BASCA’s Rules and Guidelines for the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards.

Crispin Hunt, BASCA Chair, said “The last year has seen myriad ground-breaking musical releases from across myriad ground-breaking musical genres and each and every one deserves a shot at winning an Ivor. I strongly encourage the Industry and beyond to enter the works they love. The Ivors is, as ever, about Music judged by its fellow creators —if a work deserves to win, it can. Whether it was released from a global powerhouse or a bedroom matters not, whether it nourishes and moves the listener matters a lot. BASCA looks forward to a rich and diverse array of works from across the musical curve to help make 2018 another legendary Ivor Novello Awards.”



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