Thursday, 19 May 2011

Ivor Novello Awards 2011

The 2011 Ivor Novello Awards winners have been announced. For the first time in years I don't agree with any of the winners. I would put so many more great musicians and many more great songs ahead of Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Paul Rodgers and Muse this year. Even Becoming A Jackal by Villagers, winner of Best Song, Musically and Lyrically, lacks coherent melody and structure.

The full list of winners is:

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Song: She Said
Written by: Eric Appapoulay/Richard Cassell/Benjamin Drew/Tom Wright-Goss
Performed by: Plan B
Published in the UK by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Video Game Score
Game: Napoleon: Total War
Composed by: Richard Beddow/Richard Birdsall/Ian Livingstone
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Published in the UK by: SEGA

Best Contemporary Song
Song: Pass Out
Written by: Timothy McKenzie/Patrick Okogwu/Marc Williams
Performed by: Tinie Tempah
Published in the UK by: EMI Music Publishing/Stellar Songs Ltd

Best Television Soundtrack
Broadcast: Any Human Heart
Composed by: Dan Jones
Published in the UK by: Faber Music Ltd/Universal Music Publishing

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Dizzee Rascal

The Ivors Classical Music Award
Michael Nyman

Album Award
Album: The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Written by: Benjamin Drew
Performed by: Plan B
Published in the UK by: Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score
Film: How To Train Your Dragon
Composed by: John Powell
Published in the UK by: BMG Chrysalis

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Paul Rodgers

Best Song Musically & Lyrically
Song: Becoming a Jackal
Written by: Conor O'Brien
Performed by: Villagers
Published in the UK by: Domino Publishing Company

International Achievement
Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard & Christopher Wolstenholme aka Muse

Outstanding Song Collection
Steve Winwood

Songwriter of the Year
Benjamin Drew aka Plan B

PRS for Music Special International Award
Stephen Sondheim

1 comment:

Mr Magoo said...

Agree entirely with the exception of Paul Rogers. With his body of work from Free, Bad Company and solo projects there can be no doubt that he's had a significant impact on British music, and as such I think the award is fully justified.