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We are pleased to be holding a regular coffee morning session hosted by Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and The Ivors Academy committee member Lady V. This week Lady V will be joined by three acclaimed songwriters as they share invaluable career advice, writing tips, their wisdom and inspiring ways to keep motivated during lockdown. […]

Join us for the second instalment of our online event series as we go behind the scenes on a guided home studio tour with acclaimed music creators. This week, music producer and BBC 6 Music presenter Steve Levine will be walking us through his studio set up, sharing insights into his creative process along with […]

We are pleased to be supporting a new regular coffee morning session hosted by Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and The Ivors Academy committee member Lady V. This week Lady V will be joined by friends Tara McDonald (songwriter, vocalist & artist who has worked with leading DJ’s including David Guetta, Axwell & Armand Van […]

Join us for the first instalment of a new online event series as we go behind the scenes on a guided home studio tour with acclaimed music creators. We open with a studio walk through with composer and The Ivors Academy Committee member David Lowe, who is best known for creating some of the most […]

This is the first in a series of webinars presented by The Ivors Academy, bringing together experts, charities and creators, to offer advice, share personal experiences, and provide support to enable you to be your creative best. The session will be hosted by Ivor Novello Award nominated composer, producer and performer Michael J McEvoy, who will […]

Industry Insights is a new unique event series open to all members of The Ivors Academy, providing regular opportunities for members to connect and collaborate with each other, as well as network with leading representatives from across the industry. Each month we’ll bring together experts and partners from across the creator community to explore topics […]

Rightsbridge in association with The Ivors Academy and Music Publishers Association presents a guide to lawfully using music in film, television and the moving image. The expert panel will offer their insight and experience into three different methods of licencing music; music commissioning, library music and licensed commercial music. Hosted by Jamie Gilmour of Rightsbridge, […]

German music creators and their managers have been in the news, calling out labels for ‘keeping a disproportionate amount of income’ from streaming – and German labels are listening. The current streaming economy is unsustainable for songwriters and composers, in particular non-performing ones. It’s a priority for The Ivors Academy to find and champion solutions […]

In December last year Discovery Networks sought to cancel the future royalties of media composers in the US. The Ivors Academy joined in support of US composer representatives to push back against this aggressive move and are pleased to see a reversal of this draconian strategy. But why did this happen and what does it […]

The conference offers a comprehensive, tailored programme of workshops, seminars and panels featuring prominent professionals from all areas of the music industry. Focused on innovation, education and exploring current issues, Question Session 2020 will enable delegates to connect, share knowledge and create new opportunities with established industry practitioners; initiating discussion, and exposing new talent. This […]

Join The Ivors Academy and our friends from BBC Studios Music Publishing, BBC Music Copyright teams and other industry professionals for a night of networking for all music to screen professionals. The event is free for The Ivors Academy members, and £5 for non-members. To reserve your place click here. Find out about joining The […]

Output Belfast, Ireland’s largest music conference, is back for its 6th event which will run on 21 February 2020, taking place at The Mac and Oh Yeah Music Centre. We are delighted to return to the conference to host the panel The Ivors Academy presents: How to Develop a Career Writing Music for Games. Taking […]

OneFest returns this March to inspire, support and develop a new generation of artists, performers and music industry professionals. Together with British jazz wunderkind Shabaka Hutchings, the unique ‘twin festival’ concept in Sheffield’s Leadmill on 7 March and London’s EartH on 14 March will educate the emergence of new talent through its unique programming, bringing […]

FM2U aims to build a strong community that has a group of independent musicians at the heart of it, celebrating the artist entrepreneur and providing a platform to share experiences and expertise. The sessions are chaired by musicians and panellists include music industry experts from across the UK. Full details of the event can be […]

Please join The Ivors Academy for a panel discussion which will look at current music to screen commissioning practices and explore some of the challenges composers face within this environment. This we hope will be the first in a series of conversations which will help build understanding, awareness and create a positive development within the […]

Event details: 6:00pm – Doors Open 6:30pm – 7:30pm: David Lowe in Conversation An illustrated talk from this renowned television and radio composer about his career and latest projects. David’s music fronts some of the most popular shows on British TV today – BBC News, as well as The X Factor, Countryfile, Panorama and Grand […]

Now more than ever before, musicians and artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing now with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers. Either way, if you are planning to release your own music then […]

Created in 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge acknowledges exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who support creativity in all its musical forms. We acknowledge that success is rarely a solo achievement; we are inspired by those who came before us, championed by broadcasters and commissioners, or supported by managers and publishers. Our […]

Join us to find out about latest developments at The Ivors Academy and discuss issues affecting composers for film, games, screen, TV or any form of media including the latest Academy survey of commissioning practice. The event is open to members and non-members of the Academy. Tickets are free but you must register here in […]

We welcome PRS for Music’s Tim Arber – Head of Member Insight & Policy and Naomi Moran – Senior Manager, Digital Rights, who will be presenting and discussing PRS for Music’s performance data insights. The aim will be to help the songwriting and composing community understand the policy and processes that PRS for Music goes […]

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