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Join us at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton! 

Our team is thrilled to be in Brighton this week, participating in multiple events and connecting with fellow songwriters and composers. Here’s what we have in store: 

Council of Music Makers: A Day of Talks, Discussions, Case Studies, and Insights 

Don’t miss this full-day event at the Leonardo Hotel on Thursday, May 16th. 

Our CEO, Roberto Neri, will speak at 10am on “The Manifesto of the Music Makers,” alongside the leaders of the organisations who comprise the Council of Music Makers (The Ivors Academy, FAC, MMF, MPG and the MU). They’ll discuss the latest campaigns, from negotiations with the government on creator remuneration, to ensuring music makers have control over their work in the age of AI. 

At 11:30am, Ivors Academy Chair Tom Gray will be interviewed by YolanDa Brown OBE, Chair of the BPI, covering the industry’s role in protecting music copyright and culture. 

At 12:30pm, our own Charlie Phillips will moderate a panel exploring the pressing issues facing creators, including how credits can help music makers get the recognition they deserve and secure future work. 

Please note that this event is for delegates only. Find full details.  

 The Ivors Academy x VEVA Collect: Brighton Songwriter Mixer 

Join us at Redroaster St James Street on Thursday, May 16th, from 4-6pm for an exclusive mixer hosted by The Ivors Academy and VEVA Collect. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow songwriters in the vibrant atmosphere of The Great Escape festival. 

This event is open to everyone – book your free place 

Performances by The Ivors 2024 Nominees 

Catch incredible performances by some of this year’s Ivor Novello Award nominees at The Great Escape: 

Victoria Canal, nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically: Thursday, 8:15 PM at Fabrica and Saturday, 7:15 PM at Unitarian Church 

METTE, nominated for Best Contemporary Song: Thursday, 7:15 PM at TGE Beach at The Deep End 

Kenya Grace, nominated for PRS for Music Most Performed Work: Thursday, 9:30 PM at Players 




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