The Ivors Classical Awards are sponsored by PRS for Music. The awards presentation is in association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage.
The Musicians’ Union support our Innovation Award and ABRSM support the award for Best Community and Participation Composition.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music is one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations representing the rights of more than 165,000 talented songwriters, composers, and music publishers around the globe. Headquartered in the UK, it works diligently on behalf of its members to grow and protect the value of their rights. With a focus on innovation and integrity, PRS for Music is redefining the global standard for music royalties to ensure creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2022, PRS for Music collected £964m and paid out £836.2m in royalties.
About BBC Radio 3
Since it launched in 1946, the Third Programe/ BBC Radio 3 has been a bold pioneer in the cultural world. It is one of the world’s foremost presenters, creators, commissioners and curators across classical, folk, world, jazz and contemporary music as well as drama, philosophy and ideas. The station is also the most significant commissioner of new and contemporary music in the UK, with 35 new works commissioned annually and broadcasts over 600 concerts a year, including live broadcasts from the greatest classical music festival in the world (BBC Proms). Radio 3’s In Concert programme alone reaches the equivalent of 250 packed concert halls a week, and the BBC Performing Groups give around 400 concerts a year in over 60 UK locations. The station has always nurtured extraordinary artistic talents, provided a platform for important scientific and political debates/announcements, and broadcast ground-breaking experimental drama – always while delivering its core aim of connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture.
About Musicians’ Union
The MU was established in 1893 and currently represents over 33,000 musicians working in all sectors of the UK music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of members with all the major employers in the industry, the Union offers a range of services for freelance musicians of all ages. For more information on how the Union helps and supports working musicians in the live arena, education, recording and broadcasting or the orchestral sector, please visit theMU.org
ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams. In partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, ABRSM supports and champions music education in more than 90 countries around the world through both its graded music exams, assessments and diplomas and its extensive programme of scholarships, sponsorship and collaborative partnership activities.