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Songwriting, Streaming, and Sustainability

This one-day event will focus on the business of songwriting, exploring how streaming technologies have reshaped the ways in which songwriters sustain their careers.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the wait-list you can email events@ivorsacademy.com

Attendees will encounter the contemporary landscape of these technologies through a series of discussions taking place at our offices in Borough, London (10:30-18.30) with professional practitioners, industry experts and leading academics. A full schedule of panels, round-tables and networking sessions will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

In the evening, iconic songwriter Nile Rodgers and legendary manager Merck Mercuriadis will share their insights into hit songs and the changing world of music publishing during a live conversation with the Sodajerker on Songwriting podcast team as part of the Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre (19.30-20.30).


10.30-11.00 – Registration and tea/coffee

11.00-11.15 – Welcome from The Ivors Academy CEO Graham Davies and Songwriting Studies lead Dr Simon Barber

11.15-12.30 – Keynote presentation and Q&A, chaired by Dr Simon Barber

12.45-13.45 – Networking lunch

13.45-15.15 – Talks from Prof. Dave Hesmondhalgh, Prof. Bethany Klein and Dr Jack Webster, chaired by Dr Mike Jones

15.15-15.30 – Tea/coffee break

15.30-17.00 – Industry roundtable with Grammy-winning songwriter Victoria Horn, academic and musician Paula Wolfe and music journalist Eamonn Forde. Chaired by Dr Craig Hamilton

17.00-17.15 – Closing address from Dr Simon Barber

17.30-18.30 – Networking/drinks

19.30-20.30 – Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis in conversation with Sodajerker at the Southbank Centre as part of the Meltdown festival

You have the option of attending just the morning and afternoon activities at The Ivors Academy, or the full day. Full day tickets will include admission to the evening event at Meltdown, and Meltdown tickets will be provided to you during the course of the day.

Songwriting, Streaming, and Sustainability is the second event in a series created by the Songwriting Studies Research Network, an initiative funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and led by Dr Simon Barber (Birmingham City University) and Dr Mike Jones (University of Liverpool).

More information about the network can be found here. To join the network, sign up to the mailing list here.

The Ivors Academy is offering an extremely limited amount of tickets. Please note this event is for members only and is strictly one ticket per person. The event is FREE, but you must book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songwriting-streaming-and-sustainability-tickets-64422178470


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