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The Ivors Academy at BBC Music Introducing Live

We are pleased to be returning to BBC Introducing Live at London’s Tobacco Dock for a third time this October.

Join 15,000 budding musicians and music creators over three days of inspiring talks, masterclasses, performances and much more, hosted by some of BBC Music’s most famous faces and hundreds of music industry experts.

The Ivors Academy is thrilled to be hosting two panels at the event, aimed at helping aspiring songwriters and composers develop their craft and learn from the pros. As well as presenting two hour-long sessions on Thursday 31 and Friday 1 November, we’ll be taking part in UK Music’s Meet the Industry Drop In Sessions on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-3pm at each day. Representatives from across the industry including The Ivors Academy, UK Music, the Musician’s Union and The Roundhouse will be on hand to answer your questions!

Full details on our panels at BBC Introducing Live:

The Ivors Academy presents Music and Gaming
Thursday 31 October, 16:30-17:30
The Astoria powered by Yamaha

The panel will feature some of the industry’s top video game composers, including double BAFTA nominated & Ivor Novello Award winning duo Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, aka The Flight (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Horizon Zero Dawn), BAFTA & 2019 Ivor Novello Award winner Robin Beanland (Sea of Thieves, Killer Instinct) and award-winning film and video games composer Tess Tyler (LEGO® franchise, Dead and Buried).

The Ivors Academy present the Development of a Song
Friday 1 November, 13:30-14:30
The Astoria powered by Yamaha

This panel will explore the different creative components of writer, producer, publisher and artist. Hear from some of the industry’s most successful music creatives and business experts as they share invaluable insights into the process of global hit-songwriting. Taking part in the session:

Music producer, label manager, publisher and number one hit songwriter Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Paloma Faith, The Libertines)

Sarah Liversedge-Platz, Director A&R, Bucks Music Group / MD & Owner of BDi Music, representing Grammy, Ivor Novello, BAFTA and RTS Award winning artists, composers, producers and songwriters

Artist and songwriter Jeremy Loops, whose recent album Critical As Water charted globally in the top 5 on iTunes in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and his native South Africa

Amanda Ghost, three-time Ivor Novello Award winner, Golden Globe nominee, and six time Grammy Award nominee (Beyonce, ASAP Rocky, Jorja Smith, James Blunt)

Day passes start from £12.50 (+booking fee). To purchase tickets and for full information visit the BBC Introducing Live website here.

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