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Ivor Novello awards are important to artists

16 May 2013 Last updated at 19:00 BST

Emeli Sande and her writing team have added to their collection of awards as her track Next To Me picked up two Ivor Novello awards.

The awards honour songwriting and prizes are awarded in categories such as Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Most Performed Work and Best Television Soundtrack.

Alt-J also continued their winning streak after picking up the Mercury Music Prize last year by taking home the Album Award, beating Ben Howard and Lianne La Havas.

Some of the nominees including Jake Bugg and The Maccabees stopped on the red carpet to tell Newsbeat's Sinead Garvan how much the awards mean to them.