8. PRS for Music Most Performed Work
PRS for Music Most Performed Work is title sponsored by PRS for Music.
The Academy does not accept entries for this category. It is credited to the work having received the most broadcast, online and general performances in the calendar year ending 31 December 2019.
Cue usage, usage as idents, jingles or adverts are not taken into account, nor are any performances of less than 60 seconds of any other works.
The calculation is based on the information on the PRS for Music systems after the processing of usage data for April distribution in the year of the Awards.
(a) To be eligible the song must have a British or Irish writing contribution of at least one third (33.3%) according to the works registration at the relevant royalty collection society. In addition, the British or Irish writer contribution of at least one third (33.3%) must be assigned to PRS for Music members.
(b) Only works not in dispute at PRS for Music, at the time of calculation, will be taken into consideration.
Candidates for Nomination
(c) There will be no more than three nominated songs in this category.
(d) There will be one winning song in this category.
(e) The Academy will credit each writer, regardless of nationality, whose personal contribution is at least 10% of the writers share in the work according to the works registration at the relevant royalty collection society, and the corresponding UK publisher.
(f) One hand cast bronze statuette (Ivor Novello Award) will be presented to each winning writer in line with clause e. Only these writers will be invited on stage to collect their award at the ceremony.
(g) One hand cast bronze statuette (Ivor Novello Award) will be presented to the corresponding UK publisher.
Additional statuettes may be awarded to bona fide co-publishers in the case of co-written and co-published works in line with clause e. Only one representative from each publisher will be invited on stage to collect their award at the ceremony.
For the avoidance of doubt, the UK publisher shall include any person, firm or company owning or controlling the copyright in the nominated work in the UK during the qualifying period.