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Month: July 2019

Speaking about Wednesday’s new appointment, Academy CEO Graham Davies has said: “On behalf of The Ivors Academy I would like to congratulate Rt Hon Nicky Morgan on her new appointment of Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport this week. We welcome Nicky’s extensive background in Education and Equalities, and look forward to […]

Created in 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge acknowledges exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who support creativity in all its musical forms and as general champions of music. For over 45 years we have recognised and celebrated the many inspiring people who have supported our membership through the presentation of The Ivors […]

Doug Flett was an active member of the Academy for many years, who was presented with an Ivor Novello Award in 1974 with long-time writing partner Guy Fletcher for their song ‘Power to All Our Friends’, recorded by Cliff Richard. Since the mid-60s the pair have written hit songs for many international artists, enjoying four […]

If you are a composer who has received recent commissions in any medium or genre we would be grateful if you could spare a short amount of time to take the survey. Complete the survey here The survey is anonymous; we will not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. […]

Over the past ten years, I’ve had the privilege to work on our unique awards – The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards (previously the British Composer Awards). What makes an Ivor Novello Award (and previously a British Composer Award) so respected and prestigious is two-fold: categories are judged exclusively by music creators, so truly […]

The AGM comprised speeches from Chair Crispin Hunt and CEO Graham Davies, as well as the order of official business. 2018 AGM minutes were approved by members present, as were the draft 2018 accounts, and members reappointed Prager Metis, Chartered Accountants as the Academy’s auditors.  Crispin’s presentation gave an overview of the changes to our […]


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