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TikTok Best Practice session- An introductory guide to using TikTok as an artist, songwriter or composer. In this session you’ll learn; How to stay authentic and curate your brand on TikTok, Trending Hashtags, General Do’s and Don’ts plus a look through some examples. This session is aimed at those that are new to the platform […]

Composers Against Buyouts: Negotiation Skills for Media Composers As part of the Composers Against Buyouts campaign, the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union are hosting a training webinar to allow composers to better understand the process of negotiating, and how it can be used to improve commissioning deals. Many contracts may appear to be offered on […]

As part of the Composers Against Buyouts campaign, the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union are hosting a training webinar to allow composers to better understand the process of negotiating, and how it can be used to improve commissioning deals. Many contracts may appear to be offered on a take-it-or-leave it basis, but often there is […]

The Ivor’s Academy Youth Council and Lea G present “Writing Session” – a songwriting circle based on the Nashville equivalent, during which songwriters talk about the story behind their songs in an intimate setting. Luke White AJ Wander Lea G Ticket Admission £5 Ivors Academy Members (Pro & Standard) FREE Join The Ivors Academy here. […]

Developed and delivered by industry experts using cutting-edge tech, TheWRD from The Ivors Academy brings together music industry leaders, expert educators and deep learning AI to offer career-defining arts education to everyone, everywhere. From entrepreneurial modules to sessions on releasing music, marketing, live events, and touring, the qualification is designed to equip artists, musicians and creative […]

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Book your ticket for the Council of Music Makers (CMM) Christmas party – Tuesday 6th December, 18:30 – 23:00 at 229, Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN.  This is a Members and staff event, bringing together The Ivors Academy, FAC, MMF, MPG, and the MU for a drink to end the year. The voice for […]

This session will guide you through the types of activities for which you can receive financial support from Help Musicians.  Whether it’s recording a new album, releasing a video for a new single, learning how to use production software or taking some mentoring sessions with a trusted expert, Help Musicians can support you to take […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]


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