Adele, PJ Harvey and Lana Del Rey collected Ivor Novello awards at yesterday's ceremony in London. The Ivor Novellos have always been regarded among musicians as one of the highest honours they can receive and, as the official website states, "are judged and presented by the writing community and for over 50 years have been given annually to outstanding songwriters and composers."
Adele's recent good fortune continued at the ceremony, as she won the PRS for Music Most Performed Work award for 'Rolling In The Deep', as well as Songwriter of the Year which will sit nicely beside the six Grammys she won earlier this year.
PJ Harvey scooped the Best Album award for her magnificent Let England Shake, while Lana Del Rey won Best Contemporary Song for 'Video Games'. Best song Musically and Lyrically was won by Ed Sheeran for 'The A Team'.
Spandau Ballet were honoured with the Outstanding Song Collection award, while Take That were noted for their Outstanding Contribution to Music.
The 57th annual Ivor Novello Awards - winners:
Best contemporary song - Video Games, Lana Del Rey
PRS for music most performed work - Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Album award - Let England Shake, PJ Harvey
Outstanding song collection - Gary Kemp
The Ivors inspiration award - Siouxsie Sioux
PRS for Music outstanding contribution to British music - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams (Take That)
Best song musically and lyrically - The A Team, Ed Sheeran
Lifetime achievement - Mark Knopfler
Songwriter of the year - Adele Adkins
Best television soundtrack - The Shadow Line, Martin Phipps
The Ivors jazz award - Stan Tracey
Best original film score - The First Grader, Alex Heffes
PRS for Music special international award - Jimmy Webb
BASCA fellowship - Andrew Lloyd Webber