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Ivor Novello Award Winners 2014

Four Universal Music Publishing artists took home Ivor Novello awards yesterday. James Blake topped the Best Contemporary Song category with his single ‘Retrograde’ whilst The Chemical Brothers won the award for Outstanding Song Collection. Mumford & Sons picked up the prize for International Achievement and the legendary Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award.

 

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Ivor Novello nominations 2014

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received  8 nominations for the 59th Ivor Novello awards. Disclosure, Everything Everything, James Blake, James Napier, Laura Mvula, Olly Murs, Palma Violets, Steve Booker and Steven Price are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

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18 Brit nominations for UMP artists and writers

The nominees for the Brit Awards 2014 were announced yesterday, with songwriters and artists signed to Universal Music Publishing receiving an impressive eighteen nominations in total. Bastille and Disclosure lead the way with four nominations each., including the prestigious British Album Of The Year.

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Grammy Nominations 2014

The nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards were announced on Friday, with Disclosure, James Blake, Florence Welch, Adele and Coldplay amongst the UMP writers in the running for an award.

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James Blake wins the 2013 Mercury Prize

James Blake last night won the Mercury Music Prize 2013 for his superb second album ‘Overgrown’. He collected the £20,000 prize and the coveted winner’s trophy at The Roundhouse, where the awards were held. The judges described his album as “late night music for the digital age. An inventive, poignant and poetic record of great beauty”.

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James Blake releases second album ‘Overgrown’

Two years after his eponymous debut album, James Blake returns with his second LP ‘Overgrown’. The album sees James moving way beyond any post-dubstep pigeonholes to include stunning reinterpretations of both hip-hop and house. “Instinctively I’ve gravitated towards wanting to make music that people will really remember and love” he says. “It’s an emotional impact I’m looking for.”

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Ivor Novello Nominations 2012

The shortlist for the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards has been annouced today, with several Universal Music Publishing artists up for an award including Adele, Florence + The Machine and James Blake.

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