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Coldplay, Alt-J Nominated for Prestigious British Songwriting Awards

Image courtesy of Sarah Lee (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Sarah Lee (via ABC News Radio)

Coldplay and Alt-J are among the nominees for the U.K.'s prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which salute the best in British and Irish songwriting each year.

According to U.K. newspaper The Independent , Coldplay’s song “Paradise” is up for the award for Most Performed Work.  That takes into account how many times the song has been heard on the radio and on TV. 

In addition, Alt-J scored nods for the Album Award for the group’s 2012 debut album, An Awesome Wave , as well as Best Contemporary Song for “Fitzpleasure.”

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, are voted on by songwriters.  The 2013 Ivor Novello Awards ceremony will take place in London on May 16.

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