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Champions of music creators

The Ivors Academy is the UK’s independent professional association for music creators. We are a community of diverse, talented songwriters and composers across all styles. Their talent creates the music that the world loves.

Board Members representing the Academy at ECSA Board Members representing the Academy at ECSA

A professional association for music creators

We represent songwriters and composers across each and every genre – whether you create song, symphony or sync. We support, celebrate and nurture the craft of our members through campaigns, events, networks and awards. And we are entirely self-funded, relying on the continued support of our members and partners to carry out our work.

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The Ivors 2017 Nomination Announcement. Photo Credit Ian West PA The Ivors 2017 Nomination Announcement. Photo Credit Ian West PA

Representing a diverse, talented community

We welcome all music creators across each and every genre and discipline. Inclusivity is a key value of The Ivors Academy – find out more about our values and mission.

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A passionate team

Our Board, Committees and office Team are all dedicated to representing our members’ interests and continuing to improve our offering.

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Joe Coomber at the 1980 Gold Badge Awards Joe Coomber at the 1980 Gold Badge Awards

Over 70 years of history

While we have only been known as The Ivors Academy since 2019, we have existed since the 1940s, when the Composers Guild of Great Britain and the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain were formed. Along with the Association of Professional Composers, these three entities later became the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. And our flagship awards, The Ivors, have existed since 1956.

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BASCA rebrand to The Ivors Academy BASCA rebrand to The Ivors Academy

A symbol of change

In 2019, we rebranded as The Ivors Academy. A rebrand is more than a change of symbol, it’s a symbol of change. Our industry is rapidly transforming, and our members’ rights, earnings and careers are facing new threats. The lines of musical genres are more blurred than ever, and our membership reflects an increasing variety of creators. And our organisation has changed too, with a new Board and Committee members who are passionate about representing their colleagues across the UK and globally. To reflect all these changes and the new ways in which we seek to represent, support and celebrate our members, we are proud to be The Ivors Academy.

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