Congratulations to ICMP alumnus Barney Lister on his latest nomination at the Ivor Novello Awards with Amazon Music. 

Barney has been nominated for his songwriting on Obongjayar’s ‘Some Nights I Dream of Doors’ album and will be up against Arctic Monkeys’ ‘The Car’ (written by Alex Turner) and Fontaines DC’s ‘Skinty Fia’ (written by Grian Chatten, Thomas Coll, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan and Carlos O’Connell) in the Best Album category. 

Previously, Barney won the award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for the track, ‘God’s Own Children’, performed by again by collaborator Obongjayar. 

Commenting on Instagram, Barney said:

So bloody chuffed to be nominated with the great Obongjayar again, one of the best artists of our time." 

Tom Gray, chair of The Ivors Academy, said: "The music nominated for an Ivor Novello this year is testament to the power and range of British and Irish songwriting and screen composing."

It’s a superlative list and on behalf of The Ivors Academy I’m delighted to congratulate every writer nominated for their craft and achievements."

Elsewhere in the Best Album category, Cleopatra Nikolic and Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover are both nominated twice in the Best Album category, for their work on Little Simz’s ‘No Thank You’ and Sault’s ‘11’ alongside co-writers Jamar McNaughton and Jack Peñate.

In the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category, Kate Bush’s 'Running Up That Hill', has been selected, 37 years after it was nominated for best contemporary song.

The 1985 hit had a remarkable resurgence after being featured in Netflix show Stranger Things, and reached number one in the UK charts. 

Visit the Ivor Novello Awards website to see the full list of nominees. 

The winners will be revealed at The Ivors With Amazon Music at Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, 18th May, 2023.

Watch the video to Obongjayar's 'Sugar'

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