1. Sheppard, Sia, 5 Seconds Of Summer Top APRA Awards Nominations

    February 26, 2015 2:42 AM EST With four nominations, newcomer pop group Sheppard is the best-placed act heading into the 2015 APRA Music Awards. The Brisbane six-piece will face stiff competition from Sia and co-writer Jesse Shatkin , pop-punk boyband 5 Seconds of Summer and ...

  2. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most pl ...

  3. Imagem Music U.K. Sign Cathy Dennis to Global Deal

    August 09, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Hitmaking British songwriter Cathy Dennis has signed a worldwide, multi-year publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K. Dennis has played a huge part in contemporary pop culture over the past 15 years, and is recognized as one of the most successful ...

  4. Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris Among the Big Winners at the U.K.'s Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2013 6:40 AM EDT Emeli Sand é was the big winner Thursday at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards, held in central London. Sand é ’s “Next to Me” was the only multiple winner on the day, collecting honors for best song musically and lyrically, and the PRS for Music awar ...

  5. Emeli Sandé Takes Two Trophies at the Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2013 6:27 AM EDT Emeli Sand é was the big winner Thursday at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards, held in central London. Sand é ’s “Next to Me” was the only multiple winner on the day, collecting honors for best song musically and lyrically, and the PRS for Music award ...

  6. Eurovision or Euroderision? The UK's Engelbert Humperdinck Has A Plan

    May 04, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Engelbert Humperdinck's Plan To Transcend The Eurovision Song Competition Englebert Humperdinck, 76, is the U.K.'s Eurovision Song Contest entrant and the competition's oldest male . The 57th annual Eurovision Song Contest's gr ...

  7. Adele Rolling Deep in Ivor Novello Award Nominations

    April 17, 2012 6:50 AM EDT The 57th Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced and, as usual, British vocal powerhouse Adele heads the pack. The awards, regarded as the most important awards for UK music writers, reward excellence in songwriting and composing. They ...

  8. Josh Krajcik of 'X Factor' Working With Adele's Producer

    February 22, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" runner-up Josh Krajcik is well on his way to a major label debut. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the former burrito slinger is in the studio with British producer and two-time Ivor Novello Award recipient Eg White, bes ...

  9. John Butler Trio Tops APRA Music Award Nominations

    May 27, 2011 11:04 AM EDT With five nominations, John Butler is out in front ahead of Australia's APRA Music Awards, to be held June 21 in Sydney. Established in 1982, the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual ceremony is one of the Australia music i ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste, Blondie to Release New Album

    May 19, 2011 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste Of Upcoming Album First came "Calgary," the first single off Bon Iver's upcoming album, and now Justin Vernon fans can get a t ...

  11. Plan B Scoops Three UK Ivor Novello Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 3:57 PM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Rapper Plan B was the big winner at this year's Ivor Novello music awards in London, carrying off three prizes. The 27-year-old from London -- whose real name is Benjamin Drew -- won Songwriter of the Year as well as the Al ...

  12. John Lennon's 'I'm Only Sleeping' Lyrics Headed to Auction

    November 23, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 J ohn Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping" will go on sale next month, Bonhams auctioneers said on Tuesday. The lyrics, appearing on the back of a letter chasing payment for a radiophone bill, are ...

  13. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nut ...

  14. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurst ...

  15. Elbow Aims For 2010 Album Return

    June 01, 2009 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 As it approaches the end of an extensive campaign for "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor), U.K. rock act Elbow is looking ahead to its follow-up to the award-winning album. After three well-received records, the Manchester, England-bas ...

  16. Massive Attack To Return With Huge World Tour

    May 21, 2009 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Massive Attack vocalist and musician Robert "3D" Del Naja has revealed plans for a huge world tour to support the release of their long-anticipated fifth album out in October via Virgin/EMI. The British electronic act has already confirmed ...

  17. Duffy, Elbow Win Ivor Novello Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Duffy, the Ting Tings, Elbow and electronic music pioneers Massive Attack were among the winners at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and ...

  18. Universal Music Publishing Signs Costello

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Elvis Costello. The long-term deal means UMPG will administer his entire back catalog of 27 albums as well as his future recordings. Universal inherited Cost ...

  19. GEMA To Establish Germany's 'Ivors'

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA is planning to launch an awards gala from next May, which will be loosely based on the model of Britain's esteemed Ivor Novello Awards. A committee comprising the likes of Dagmar Sikorski, president of the G ...

  20. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  21. Mika Gets To Work On Sophomore Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mika is making headway with the follow-up album to his mega-hit debut, "Life in Cartoon Motion," Billboard.biz can reveal. Mika caught up with Billboard.biz Thursday afternoon during the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards ceremony, where he ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented du 2006 - Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic direc ...

  23. Winehouse In The Hunt For Ivors

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, Amy Winehouse is among the favorites to collect a gong at the 53rd Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 22 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. The British singer is nominated twice in the category for best song musically ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  25. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented du 2006 - Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic direc ...

  27. Ivors Nominations Unveiled

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John collects multiple nominations for the coveted Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 24 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. John's teamwork with the Scissor Sisters' on the track "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'& ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Ray Davies, Kotche/Cline, Wax On Radio/The North Atlantic

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London awards, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be h ...

  29. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  30. International Honors For Philadelphia Soul

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff have visited the United Kingdom several times during their illustrious writing/production careers, but perhaps never in quite such glorious circumstances as on the afternoon Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff have visited the Unit ...

  31. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees Thursday (Ma Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny G ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl&q ...

  33. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  34. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1990 - </b>A Colorado judge dismisses drug and assault charges against gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Police raided Thompson's Aspen home following allegations of assault by a female visitor. 2003 - The songwriters of the y ...

  36. Coldplay Runs Hot With Ivor Novello Nominations

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With three nominations, Coldplay leads the field for the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, which will be held May 25 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. With three nominations, Coldplay leads the field for the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, whi ...

  37. Coldplay Run Hot In Ivors Nominations

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, British pop/rock act Coldplay is the frontrunner leading up to the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, which will be held May 25 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. With three nominations, British pop/rock act Coldplay is ...

  38. Franz Ferdinand Mixing Sophomore Album

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand is in New York mixing its as-yet-untitled sophomore album with engineer Rich Costey. "It should be out in September," lead singer Alex Kapranos told Billboard.com bef Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand is i ...

  39. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  40. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to split following the conclusion of its summer tour in August. 2004 - In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to ...

  42. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the Briti 2003 - The songwriters of the year c ...

  43. The Darkness Shine Light On The Ivors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Darkness were today named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 14-category awards are p Members of the Darkness were today named songw ...

  44. The Darkness Shine Light On The Ivors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Darkness were today named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 14-category awards are p Members of the Darkness were today named songw ...

  45. Ivor Novello Nods For Dido, Will Young

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards. Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will ...

  46. Ivor Novello Nods For Dido, Will Young

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards. Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will ...

  47. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen peopl ...

  48. Coldplay Takes Top Honor At Ivor Novello Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The members of Coldplay were named songwriters of the year at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards yesterday (May 22) in London, presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and sponso The members of Coldplay were named songwriters o ...

  49. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie ...

  50. Guests Abound On Composer Armstrong's Second Solo Set

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To Nothing," April 16 via the Astralwerks-distributed Melankolic label. The set features an impressive group of collaborators, Film composer Craig Armstrong will rele ...

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