Apple Music hails 'significant' Ivors award for new songwriters

Andre Paine

Senior Apple Music exec Dan Adams has spoken about how backing an Ivor Novello Awards category for new talent can make a “meaningful impact”.

The Ivors Academy has this week announced the nominees for its Rising Star Award with Apple Music: pop artist Griff (see panel), soul artist Amahla, composer Carmel Smickersgill, singer-songwriter Mysie and Lullahush, the recording moniker of multi-instrumentalist Daniel McIntyre.

“I felt there was an opportunity for us to preserve the sanctity of the existing awards and ...

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