Thursday, May 25, 2006

KAISERS HAVE AN IVOR

The slightly bemusing Ivor Novello Awards - Britains' premier (i.e. only) songwriting prizes - have been presented. Two for James Blunt, one for KT Tunstall.

KT was delighted:

"I've been writing songs for 15 years and it's amazing to just sit in your room and do something that you like doing and it turns into this. It gives you a kick up the arse to carry on."

We're saddened to hear that KT felt she was in a need of a kick up the arse - we would have been happy to provide one of those.

The winners in full, then:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY

Song: Suddenly I See
Writer/s: KT Tunstall
UK Publisher: Sony / ATV Music Publishing
Performed By: KT Tunstall

PRS MOST PERFORMED WORK

Song: You’re Beautiful
Writer/s: James Blunt // Amanda Ghost // Sacha Skarbek
UK Publisher: Bucks Music Group // EMI Music Publishing
Performed By: James Blunt

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

Broadcast: Elizabeth I
Composer: Rob Lane
UK Publisher: Bucks Music Group

OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION

Philip Cunningham // Gillian Gilbert // Peter Hook // Stephen Morris // Bernard Sumner (New Order)

BEST SELLING UK SINGLE

Song: That’s My Goal
Writer/s: Jorgen Elofsson // Jeremy Godfrey // Bill Padley
UK Publisher: BMG Music Publishing // Universal Music Publishing
Performed By: Shayne Ward

ALBUM AWARD

Title: Employment
Writer/s: Nick Baines // Nick Hodgson // Simon Rix // Andrew White // Ricky Wilson
Performed By: Kaiser Chiefs

THE IVORS CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD

Sir Harrison Birtwistle CH

INTERNATIONAL HIT OF THE YEAR

Song: You’re Beautiful
Writer/s: James Blunt // Amanda Ghost // Sacha Skarbek
UK Publisher: Bucks Music Group // EMI Music Publishing
Performed By: James Blunt

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

Film: Evil
Composer: Francis Shaw
UK Publisher: Copyright Control

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Song: Wires
Writer/s: Joel Pott // Steven Roberts // Timothy Wanstall // Carey Willetts
UK Publisher: Chrysalis Music Publishing
Performed By: Athlete

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR

Damon Albarn // Jamie Hewlett

PRS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC

Ray Davies

THE SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Kenny Gamble // Leon Huff

THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP

Barry Gibb // Maurice Gibb (Posthumous) // Robin Gibb


Yes. They gave a prize to Athlete, which just goes to prove they've at least got a sense of humour, those Ivor guys.