The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales. David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 &ndash 6 March 1951 better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh Composer, Singer and Actor, who An award is something given to a person or a group of people to recognize Excellence in a certain field a certificate of excellence A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance The "Ivors" are presented yearly in London by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, and were first introduced in 1955. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
The Awards, nicknamed "The Ivors", take place each May and are sponsored by the Performing Right Society. The Performing Right Society (often shortened to PRS) founded in 1914 is the Collecting society for UK Songwriters Composers and They are respected worldwide as the major platform for recognising and rewarding Britain's songwriting and composing talents. The "Ivors" are the only annual event to honour the music writer. The Award itself is a solid bronze sculpture of Euterpe - the muse of lyric poetry. In Greek mythology, Euterpe (Eὐτέρπη (juːˈtɝpi eʊ̯ Over 1000 statuettes have been awarded since 1955.
Past recipients include Alastair Baird, Matthew Barker, Iron Maiden, Amy Winehouse, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), The Darkness, The Feeling, Madonna, Jeff Lynne, Freddie Mercury (with Queen and solo), Brian May, Richard Thompson, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Martin Gore, Kate Bush, Eric Clapton, Sir John Dankworth, Cathy Dennis, John Lennon, Annie Lennox, Britney Spears, Scott Matthews, Sir Paul McCartney, Madness, Duran Duran, George Michael, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Pet Shop Boys, Dave Stewart, Sting, Mike Stock, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Iain Archer, Sir John Tavener, David Gilmour (with Pink Floyd & solo), Phil Collins (with Genesis & solo), Roger Hodgson (with Supertramp) and Kylie Minogue amongst others. For other uses see Iron maiden. 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