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General info

The Ivors are presented to music creators and their associated UK music publishers in recognition of works released during the award year.

Anyone can enter a work, including the songwriter or composer. To be eligible, works must have a British or Irish writing contribution of at least 33.3% and have been commercially released in the UK during the calendar year ending 31st December 2019.

An administration fee of £57.50 + VAT is payable per entry for the following categories: Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Television Soundtrack and Best Original Video Game Score. This fee is waived if one of the contributing songwriters or composers is a Standard or Academy member of The Ivors Academy. To request the code to waive the fee, please contact us via this page.

The 2020 public call for entries for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Television Soundtrack and Best Original Video Game Score is now closed.

2020 info

  • Call for entries opens for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Entries close for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Call for entries across six other nominated categories for song and album releases, film, television and video game scores
  • Tickets on sale
  • Entries close across six nominated categories for song and album releases, film, television and video game scores
  • Nominated songwriters, composers and music publishers confidentially informed
  • Rising Star Award with Apple Music nominations announced
  • Nominations announced
  • The Ivors 2020

The Rules

Please ensure that you read the Academy's rules and criteria for entries to The Ivors prior to entering eligible works. Entries are submitted via our dedicated award entry site.

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