Win the music of this year’s Ivor Novello nominees

Musicroom have ten copies of this year’s exclusive Ivor Novello Nominees songbook to giveaway!

Ivors Nominee songbooks are collectors items with copies usually limited to attendees of the award ceremony itself.

These songbooks are never normally made available for purchase and as a collection of songs and arrangements they are unique.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these limited edition titles, follow these four steps:

  1. Choose a song from one this year’s Ivor Novello artists: Adele, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Lana Del Rey, Take That, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush or Nero
  2. Practice the track to perfection or come up with own original take on the song
  3. Record a video of yourself performing your cover
  4. Post your entry in a comment below this blog or email it to us at by midnight on Wednesday June 13

The winners will be chosen on the quality and creativity of their entries.

There is no limit on how far you can take your covers and originality is encouraged—choral takes on James Blake, death metal reimaginings of PJ Harvey or even straight, polished-to-perfection recitals of Adele are all more than welcome—we want to hear what you can come up with!

The deadline for entries is midnight on Wednesday June 13, with the winner announced shortly afterwards.

You can either post your entry as a comment below or email it to us at

Needing inspiration? Check out our top 10 list of Gotye covers on the Musicroom blog for ideas on how to come up with your own original entry.

UPDATE: We understand a number of users have been experiencing problems posting their entries to the Musicroom blog. Due to this we have decided to extend the competitin deadline to Wednesday June 13 and allow videos to be entered via email to Apologies for any inconvenience and good luck!


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  1. says

    this is me singing Someone like you by Adel with a bit extra on the end of elton i couldnt cut it off.
    I used to love watch the man from the musicroom playing at Daemon’s when i was very small.

  2. Gary Lynch says

    Having a bit of an obvious go at the remarkable song that is Running Up That Hill….by the astonishing Kate Bush ……all my own work…except the background sky, which was filmed today and, I guess, belongs to everyone….. :-)

  3. Jessie Prentice says

    Hi Greg, I’m trying again to post this, the problem is we only filmed this on our camera!! hope it works this time!!

  4. says

    This is my A Cappella cover of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. It consists of up to 6 parts which were all recored by me. Hope you enjoy my take on one of Adele’s classics. :)

  5. GregJohnson says

    The winners of the Ivor Novello competition will be announced on Sunday. Keep your eyes on the Musicroom blog and Facebook page to find out who wins one of our limited edition songbooks. Good luck!

  6. Gary Lynch says

    Hi Greg – what’s going on with the competition? Waiting with baited breath to hear if I’ve made the cut?!!! :-)

  7. Gary Lynch says

    Cheers Greg – thanks for replying – all of this blogging and online hosting stuff is brand new to me – I’m a sing and play piano type of guy… I was worried you hadn’t received it! Cheers.

  8. GregJohnson says

    Sorry for the confusion Gary, we’ve had to deal with a couple of technical issues over the last week. Thanks again for your entry!