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Professional MEMBERSHIP


Our Professional Members are essential to our organisation, from acting as mentors to emerging talent, sharing their skills and experience, to supporting our campaigning aims, and forming our board and committees. If you are an established professional songwriter or composer, find out more about Professional Membership.

Build a legacy with us

Help us to shape an Academy that reflects the diverse, collaborative talent of today’s music creators. Join us and help shape the services we offer, events we host and campaigns we fight. Together, we will continue to show the world how rich the musical heritage and current talent is here in the UK.

Amplify our voice

Thanks to our Professional Members, we are better heard when we campaign internationally to protect the rights of music creators against the threat of changing legislation and the might of technology and publishing giants.

Inspire and be inspired

Discover rich troves of inspiration and advice from your fellow Professional members, and share your own with our wider Standard membership. As a member, you can access exclusive events that we host at our London home.

Our events

Celebrate creativity with your peers

We recognise the brightest talent across all corners of the country and all musical styles at The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards. Professional Members receive a discount on their tickets to our award ceremonies and are eligible to participate on our judging panels.

Our Awards

Shape our campaigning, education and policy goals

Professional Members have the opportunity to join our campaigning and policy groups, and to mentor in our education programme. We are a creator-led organisation and encourage our members to participate in all arms of Academy activity.

Our campaigns

Professional Membership Benefits

As a Professional Member, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Campaigning on your behalf

    on the issues that matter to music creators today

  • Part of our network

    Join a collective of thousands of fellow music creators

  • Reduced administration fee on CopyDan income

    If you're a member, our administration fee for handling your CopyDan royalties is reduced from 10% to 8%

  • Eligible to stand for election

    to our committees and board so you can help shape the Academy's agenda

  • Eligible to be chosen

    to join our award juries and committees

  • In depth, regular information

    from the Academy about issues affecting your professional career from the perspective of the music creator

  • Discounted entry for The Ivors

    Enter your works into The Ivors 50% off entry fees

  • Free and discounted entry for The Ivors Classical Awards

    Enter up to two works for The Ivors Classical Awards with no fee, and a third work with a 50% discount

  • Vote to decide who wins an Ivor

    Vote for Songwriter of the Year from a shortlist of nominees decided by The Ivors Awards Committee

  • Priority booking and an exclusive discount

    on tickets to our award ceremonies

  • Exclusive discounts including the Apple Store

    Enjoy discounts from our partners exclusively for our members, including Apple hardware and software


    £5 million public liability insurance; equipment and IT insurance up to £5,000, including events up to 300 people


    We offer all Ivors Academy members up to 3 hours of advice from an experienced consultant on 1 funding application at a time


Our Professional Members are music creators who are thriving in our industry, making their living through their craft, breaking through ceilings, winning great acclaim and inspiring their fellow creators. To join as a Professional Member you must be a voting member of PRS for Music or an equivalent PRO.

Professional Membership costs £166 per year (or £168 per year if you choose to pay monthly, at £14 per month). When you join, you can choose to pay for your Professional Membership via Direct Debit or Stripe, annually or monthly. You are also able as a Professional Member to pay your fees via a deduction from your PRS for Music royalties.

Raise your voice

Inspire future greats. Speak for the unheard. Set new standards.
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