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Month: October 2018

Membership - The Ivors Academy

The Academy has cited its disappointment following the decision of The European Commission to approve Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, thus creating a ‘major super power’. This follows our independent activity, including campaigning to the Commission and statement of September 28th 2018, outlining its opposition of the potential deal. Sony is currently the world’s biggest music […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “Honoured and delighted! Gold Badge is a very special occasion and I’m looking forward to seeing colleagues and friends.” What has been the most pivotal moment in your career? “Writing the music for a film about the National Trust, […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “I’m very flattered and if I’m honest, I’m as pleased as Punch, especially because the award was voted for by colleagues rather than members of the general public. It’s recognition for a branch of musical activity which normally passes […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “It’s a great honour to be recognised by one’s peers. I’m very humbled.” What has been the most pivotal moment in your career? “The most pivotal moment came in Miami on New Year’s Eve 1983, when as a 23-year […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “I genuinely can’t think of a greater compliment. I have so much respect, admiration and affection for those incredible artists who gift the world with new music. It would be privilege enough just to spend my working days with […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “In my understanding of the world of music, the composer is at the top of the food chain. Without composers…..well, it is pretty obvious isn’t it! There would be no music. I spend my Conducting life supporting composers, both […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “Delighted and honoured.” What has been the most pivotal moment in your career? “Probably, setting up my own Music Publishing Company, Reverb Music and creating a company that has been recognised for its creative culture, helping to develop songwriting […]

How do you feel about receiving a Gold Badge Award from the songwriting and composing community? “I feel deeply honoured and full of pride, to receive this award is something very special.” What has been the most pivotal moment in your career? “Pivotal moments are like signposts, they point me in the right direction, there […]

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