Adele has picked up four nominations for her singles 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Someone Like You', as well as a nod for her album 21.
Other nominees include Florence + the Machine, Nero, Take That, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey.
Discussing his nomination for Best Contemporary Song, Justin Parker, who produced Del Rey's 'Video Games' told Digital Spy: "I'm beyond pleased - it's unreal. I'm really thrilled!
"While we were writing the track, it felt really special. We had no idea it would become what it became."
The annual ceremony celebrates excellence in music writing and recognises talent from composers across all genres.
There are six main categories, as well as a number of special awards to be announced on the night, including 'The Ivors Jazz Award', 'The Ivors Inspiration Award' and 'Songwriter(s) of the Year'.
'Lifetime Achievement', 'Outstanding Song Collection', 'PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music' and 'PRS for Music Special International Award' gongs will also be presented.
The Ivor Novello Awards 2012 will take place at the Grosvenor House in London on May 17.
The nominations for the Ivor Novello awards are as follows:
'Best Song Musically and Lyrically'
Adele: 'Rolling In The Deep' (written by: Adele Adkins / Paul Epworth)
Florence + the Machine: 'Shake It Out' (written by: Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon, Florence Welch)
Ed Sheeran: 'The A Team' (written by: Ed Sheeran)
'Best Contemporary Song'
Nero: 'Promises' (written by: Joseph Ray, Daniel Stephens, Alana Watson)
James Blake: 'The Wilhelm Scream' (written by: James Blake, James Litherland)
Lana Del Rey: 'Video Games' (written by: Lana Del Rey, Justin Parker)
Adele: 21 (written by: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth)
Kate Bush: 50 Words For Snow (written by: Kate Bush)
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (written by PJ Harvey)
'PRS for Music Most Performed Work'
Adele: 'Rolling In The Deep' (written by: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth)
Adele: 'Someone Like You' (written by: Adele Adkins, Dan Wilson)
Take That: 'The Flood' (written by: Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams)
'Best Television Soundtrack'
Leonardo (composed by: Mark Russell)
Page Eight (composed by: Paul Englishby)
The Shadow Line (composed by: Martin Phipps)
'Best Original Film Score'
Life In A Day (composed by: Harry Gregson-Williams, Matthew Herbert)
The First Grader (composed by: Alex Heffes)
We Need To Talk About Kevin (composed by: Jonny Greenwood)