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Champions of music creators

The Ivors Academy is the UK’s professional association for songwriters and composers. We are a community of diverse, talented songwriters and composers across all styles who shape the music around us.

Sting with an Ivor Novello Award on becoming a Fellow of The Ivors Academy in May 2023

The professional association for music creators

The Ivors Academy represents songwriters and composers across every genre. We support, celebrate and nurture the craft of our members through campaigns, events, networks and awards.

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Nandi at Inside Track Live 2023

Representing a diverse, talented community

We welcome all music creators across all genres and disciplines. Inclusivity is a key value of The Ivors Academy, find out more about our values and mission.

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Ivors Academy Board Directors Imogen Williams and Anna Phoebe at The Ivors Classical Awards 2023

A passionate team

Our Board, Senate, Councils and staff are dedicated to representing and championing our members’ interests.

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Julian Joseph writing music


Fellowship is the highest honour we bestow. It has been presented to giants of music creation including John Adams, Elton John, Joan Armatrading, Paul McCartney, Julian Joseph, Judith Weir and Sting.

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George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley at The Ivors

Our history

The Ivors Academy continues a long legacy supporting and promoting music creators. We have championed music creators since our formation in 1944 as the Composers Guild of Great Britain. Our commitment to recognising excellence is reflected through Ivor Novello Awards, which were first presented in 1956 to celebrate the diverse artistry of British and Irish music.

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