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We are proud to collaborate with many partners in our industry. Below is a list of organisations of which The Ivors Academy is a member or affiliated with.

UK Music

UK Music is an industry-funded body established in October 2008 to represent the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry.

Through collective representation UK Music promotes the interests of record labels and music publishers (major and independent), songwriters, composers, lyricists, musicians, managers, producers, promoters, venues and collection societies.

Through member engagement we ensure a collective voice across the sector is identified. Through lobbying we ensure that voice is heard.

UK Music exists to guide policy makers towards decision-making in the best interests of our sector and the best collective interests of our membership, now and for the future.

The Ivors Academy is a founding member of UK Music

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Council of Music Makers

The voice for all UK music creators and performers, the UK Council of Music Makers (CMM) consists of The Ivors Academy, FAC, MMF, MPG and the MU, jointly campaigning for protections in law for the UK music industry’s creative talent, to ensure they can thrive in the digital age.

The Ivors Academy is a founding member of the Council of Music Makers

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ECSA is a professional alliance formed by over 50 associations of composers and songwriters from all over Europe. The main objective of the alliance is to defend and promote the rights of authors of music at the national, European and international level by any legal means.

ECSA advocates for equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters and strives to improve social and economic development of music creation in Europe.

The Ivors Academy, through APCOE, is a founding member of ESCA

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British Copyright Council

The British Copyright Council was founded in 1965 to protect and promote the principles of copyright in the UK.

The British Copyright Council aims to to provide an effective, authoritative and representative voice for the copyright community, and to encourage greater understanding and acceptance of copyright in the UK and around the world.

The British Copyright Council monitor changes in law, social practices and technology that may affect copyright and related rights, consulting with our members and working closely with the British Government and international groups on current issues and policies.

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The Association of British Orchestras is the national body representing the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK.

Their mission is to enable and support an innovative, collaborative and sustainable orchestral sector by providing advice, support, intelligence and information to the people who make British orchestras a global success.

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The Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF) is a global network and meeting place for independent music publishers and represents the interests of the independent music publishing community internationally.

IMPF works to ensure its members music is licenced everywhere easily and without borders and most importantly advocates for composers and songwriters to be rewarded fairly for their work.

IMPF is based in Brussels, the home of the European Institutions. With members located everywhere across the globe, IMPF can act quickly on policy and key legislation affecting writers and their music publishing companies anywhere.

The Ivors Academy and IMPF entered into new alliance in July 2020 to create closer and stronger working relationships between music creators in the UK and Ireland, and worldwide independent music publishers.

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