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Month: May 2020

The Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards. Entries are open until 16 July and the winners will be announced on 1 December 2020. To enter works visit the Academy’s Awards entry site here.  The Ivors Composer Awards sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to recognise creative excellence in classical, jazz, […]

An Ivor Novello Award is the highest accolade in songwriting and composing. Exclusively judged by music creators and presented by The Ivors Academy, the award is the pinnacle in the careers of many songwriters and composers. Named after the famous Welsh composer, Ivor Novello Awards have been presented by the Academy since 1956. The ceremony, […]

Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy

This week the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union launched Keep Music Alive, a campaign to support music creators through Covid-19 and establish a more progressive industry model for the future. This includes a petition calling on the UK government to help the industry review the functioning of the streaming market. This is because Covid-19 has […]

Covid-19 has hit songwriters, musicians and composers hard. Gigs and commissions have been cancelled, festivals and performances postponed, and recording studios closed. Since early March, over 20,000 applications have been received to music industry Hardship Funds. This crisis has brought into sharp relief the fact that creators and performers are sustained primarily by income generated […]


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