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Writers, Producers and everything in between (yes that means you Media composers, self-producing artists and other music creators), you’re invited to celebrate the launch of the @MPG and @ivors joint membership discount with us!   We can’t wait to welcome you for this mixer at Dean Street Studios. Come down to find out more about how […]

The Ivors Academy in partnership with the EFG London Jazz Festival, host a reception to celebrate Jazz composition and performance on the last day of the EFG London Jazz Festival. This event is the last in Ivors Composer Week, dedicated to shining the spotlight on the strength of contemporary classical, jazz and sound art composition […]

Ivors Composer Week - Classical, Beyond the Concert Hall

The David Ferguson Lecture explores the biggest issues facing composers, songwriters and music creators. This November the lecture will explore how digital technologies are taking classical music beyond traditional performance spaces to reach, collaborate, and engage with new and existing audiences. We’ll explore how technology, its use and impact on culture and behaviours, is shaping […]

Ivor Composer Week - Meet The Commissioners

Part of the inaugural Ivors Composer Week, on Wednesday 16th November we are hosting a ‘Meet the commissioners’ panel where we will bring together Sarah Gee from Spitalfields Music, Gill Graham from Wise Music Groups and Aaron Holloway-Nahum from Riot Ensemble to discuss commissioning in the classical world. The in-person panel will run from 6.30 […]

The Ivors Academy and The Musicians Union are proud to present a Composer Buyouts panel at Sensoria Pro 2022 – part of the Sensoria Film and Music Festival, taking place in Sheffield on Friday the 7th October 2022. Featuring Ivors Academy Senator and MU Members, Claire Batchelor, Mat Andasun, Amy Fitzgerald and Mark Gordon, this […]

The Ivors Academy AGM, Tuesday 20th September, 4pm

The order of the AGM is:  Welcome (4pm)  Chair’s Introduction  Acceptance of 2021 AGM Minutes   Chair’s Report  CEO’s Report  Acceptance of 2021 Accounts and Re-appointment of Prager Metis   Questions (Pre-submitted in advance)  To register your attendance please book your place by 4pm on Sunday 18th September.   If you are attending the AGM and […]

To help creators prevent problems and build a healthy and sustainable career, BAPAM will share essential knowledge in a free online training session for Ivors Academy members.  Taking place on the 14th of September, it will cover advice and practical techniques for meeting psychological challenges, staying mentally well and maintaining creativity while working as a […]

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The Ivors Academy, Musicians’ Union (MU) and the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland are hosting a joint online workshop which will help self employed screen composers establish the basic principles of pricing and how to accurately place value on the work they do. The workshop will cover navigating upfront fees, budgets on projects and getting […]

Credits Due website

Kicking off our Credits Due series of workshops exploring the journey of a song from making magic in the studio (or via remote Zoom sessions!) to getting paid in this Ivors Week special. This follows on from the launch of Credits Due by ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards. Our first Credits […]

Music is said to enhance intelligence and focus, improve mental health, and boost the immune system as well as self-esteem and confidence. It can be used to relax, boost and lift our mood, or to improve concentration. BUT — research has shown that people working in the music industry and music creators are more prone […]

This exclusive event will kick off Ivors Week 2022 and is proudly supported by BMI, TagMix, and Tysers. In aid of the Ivors Academy Trust. Explore the hottest new venue in town, Amazing Grace, for a special conversation with Sam Ryder, fresh off the back of his forthcoming Eurovision performance. We will uncover Sam’s early […]

The MAC Theatre & Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast 10:00 – 17:00 Thursday the 21st of April Please join us at Output Belfast as the conference returns in real life for the first time since February 2020.  Featuring live music and panels on music funding, music management, composing for games, music supervision, Irish hip hop […]

Join the Meta Music Publishing team to discuss how songwriters can use Facebook to build community, establish and grow fanbases, as well as create authentic and engaging songwriting-focused content. This session is for all songwriters – whether you’ve been using Facebook for a while or you’re completely new to the app. Watch out for our […]

The Ivors Academy are delighted to be hosting a Women in Music Safe Space Discussion on Thursday 31st March on Zoom from 3pm – 4pm following International Women’s day, the launch of Help Musicians’ Bully and Harassment helpline and a valuable Senator discussion on the importance of mentoring and peer support for women in the […]

The Ivors return on Thursday 19th May to celebrate creative excellence by UK and Irish songwriters and screen composers. Ivor Novello Awards will be presented to recognise outstanding contributions to music and to celebrate the creative talents of songwriters and screen composers across works released in the UK in 2021. The star studded event includes […]

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The Ivors Composer Awards return for its 20th year on Tuesday 15th November to celebrate creative excellence by UK composers across classical, jazz and sound arts. Ivor Novello Awards will be presented to recognise outstanding contributions to music and to celebrate the creative talents of composers across works premiered to UK audiences from 1 April […]

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February is LGBTQI+ History Month and in recognition our LGBTQI+ working group are doing a take over. The LGBTQI+ working group is a space for LGBT+ people (and allies) to share stories and experiences and consider ways to improve the music industry. Members of the working group will come along to the event on Monday […]

Calling all young creatives, musicians and artists: join Liverpool Philharmonic for their annual Careers Fest, curated in partnership with LIMF Academy. This event offers young people the chance to learn more about careers in music, network with leading industry professionals and meet other like-minded young creatives. The day will include interactive and informative sessions on […]

This session will examine the key aspects of a publishing agreement and provide an overview of different publishing deal structures.  It will also consider the lawyer / client relationship and address some common concerns and queries regarding publishing splits. Simkins is a leading media/entertainment law firm with an excellent reputation. Its broad client base includes […]

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