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Entries open for The Ivors Composer Awards to celebrate contemporary classical, jazz and sound arts

New for 2021 – in response to the pandemic, entries for the Awards can have been premiered in the UK through live streamed concerts and commercial recordings as well as concerts and broadcast performances.

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Songwriters behind hits for Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira join campaign for fair pay

Over 2,000 writers including Autumn Rowe, Jimmy Napes and Steve Mac sign open letter.

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British music legends call on the PM to put the value of music back “in the hands of music makers”

Extraordinary roll call of music’s great and good call on the Prime Minister to reform music industry by fixing streaming.

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What does it take to create meaningful, positive change?

One year on from the music industry pausing to reflect on the murder of George Floyd, CEO Graham Davies and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager Wesley John examine the impact on The Academy.

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Entries open for The Ivors Composer Awards to celebrate contemporary classical, jazz and sound arts

New for 2021 – in response to the pandemic, entries for the Awards can have been premiered in the UK through live streamed concerts and commercial recordings as well as concerts and broadcast performances.

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A tribute to Marcel Stellman (1925-2021)

Friend and former Decca Records colleague David Stark shares personal memories of working with the prolific songwriter.

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Songwriters behind hits for Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira join campaign for fair pay

Over 2,000 writers including Autumn Rowe, Jimmy Napes and Steve Mac sign open letter.

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Remembering Barry Mason 1935 – 2021

Guy Fletcher reflects on the life and work of the legendary songwriter.

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British music legends call on the PM to put the value of music back “in the hands of music makers”

Extraordinary roll call of music’s great and good call on the Prime Minister to reform music industry by fixing streaming.

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Become a Music for Dementia champion

Speak through your music to make a difference to the lives of people with dementia.

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A tribute to Simon Bainbridge (1952-2021)

In a personal tribute, composer and friend Gary Carpenter reflects on Simon Bainbridge's career and powerful legacy in music.

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A tribute to Jane Manning OBE (1938-2021)

Composer and The Ivors Academy's Classical Committee member Nicola LeFanu reflects on the life and legacy of Jane Manning, who received an Academy Gold Badge Award in 2013.

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