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The Academy of Contemporary Music and its partner Metropolis Studios are delighted at the result of another successful music industry awards show – The Ivor Novello Awards.
ACM alumnus, Ed Sheeran, picked up the Songwriter of the Year award – presented by Elton John – confirming his status as one of the world’s biggest artists. Earlier in the year Ed picked up nominations at The Grammy Awards, and won two Brit Awards for Best British Album and Best British Male Solo Act. Both of Sheeran’s albums, + and X have since sold over two million copies in the UK, with his most recent reaching the number one spot in fourteen countries.
“Honoured to have won songwriter of the year at the Ivor Novellos. So, so cool.”
Metropolis’ Audio Engineer Liam Nolan’s work with Clean Bandit has been widely celebrated in recent times after the band’s success of their debut album, New Eyes. Since Liam recorded New Eyes at Metropolis, including singles such as Real Love and Rather Be – both featuring Jess Glynne – the band have won a Grammy Award and sold over a million copies of Rather Be. To add to this, Clean Bandit last night picked up two Ivor Novellos for Best Contemporary Song and Most Performed Work sponsored by PRS For Music.
The Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music. They celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. For Ed, Clean Bandit and all the other winners, ACM and Metropolis offer their congratulations and are proud to be able to have had a part to play in their journeys to the top.
About Liam Nolan
Liam Nolan joined the Metropolis family in 2009, and has become one of our most popular engineers, working with a vast range of artists and producers across a wide range of genres.
He spent the beginning of 2014 at number 1 for 4 weeks with Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ single and has completed work on their debut album. Liam has also worked closely with Sam Wheat on the live-to-vinyl recording technique with artists such as Foals, Ellie Goulding, White Lies, James Morrison, Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Bees, Example and The Drums.