Our Early Career membership is for aspiring songwriters and composers who are at the start of their musical careers. Join for for only £50 a year, discounted from £92.
Become a member and connect with our talented community of songwriters and composers. Get support for your career through mentoring, funding advice and events. As a member, you will automatically receive public liability and equipment insurance cover.
And members between the ages of 18-24 can enter the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music for free.
Ivor Novello Awards are the most prestigious and respected accolades in music. Presented since 1956, each is judged and presented by acclaimed songwriters and composers from The Ivors Academy.
The Rising Star Award with Amazon Music is a dedicated category to discover, support and accelerate the careers of the most promising music creators, and Under 25 members of The Ivors Academy can enter for free.
Each year, five nominees can access Amazon Music’s global developing artist programme, Breakthrough, which provides long-term, customised global plans for emerging artists during crucial moments in their careers
The winner receives an Ivor Novello Award, putting them firmly amongst the ranks of the greatest music creators.Rising Star Award with Amazon Music
No administration fee to enter the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music
Access to a range of creator focused mentoring programmes
Socials, networking, conferences, showcases, webinars and online writing sessions
All members can get up to 3 hours of advice from an experienced consultant on 1 funding application at a time
Join a collective of thousands of fellow music creators
From the Academy with news and opportunities
For proper recognition and rewards for songwriters and composers
Represent 18-24 year-old creators at The Ivors Academy and have the chance to join our Board.
£2 million public liability insurance, equipment and IT insurance up to £2,000, including events up to 200 people
Including sample contracts and legal referral service
Discounts from our partners exclusively for members
As a member our administration fee for handling your CopyDan royalties is reduced from 10% to 8%
The Ivors Academy Youth Council represents under 25 songwriters and composers, providing a forum to make sure that the issues that matter to the next generation of music creators are considered and represented by the Academy.
The Youth Council is also represented on our Board to make sure your views are part of senior decision-making.Find out more
Early Career membership is for all music creators who are, or have aspirations to be, a professional songwriter or composer.
It is for anyone who is either:
You will need to send us proof of age or enrolment by email so that we can verify your membership. You will be able to eligible to renew your Early Career membership annually until you are aged 25 or if it’s been more than 3 years since attending higher education. After which you will be able to renew as a Standard member at full price.
Early Career membership costs £50 a year, and can be paid by Direct Debit or Stripe.
If you want to join but are facing financial barriers, apply for a bursary from The Ivors Academy Trust.