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Month: September 2020

The Chancellor has outlined a package of measures, which includes a new Jobs Support Scheme to protect returning workers, extending Self Employment Income Support Scheme in a reduced form and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors, and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans. Sadly, these measures are largely unfit to support […]

Kate Bush, Fellow of The Ivors Academy

British songwriter Kate Bush has been made a Fellow of The Ivors Academy, in recognition of her peerless and enduring achievements in music. The announcement was made today, 23 September, and is the highest honour that The Ivors Academy bestows. The Academy exists to represent and champion music creators in the UK and Ireland. Fellowship […]

Daniel Kidane, Jin Jin and Tom Gray

The Board provides strategic leadership of The Ivors Academy, which is proudly led by music creators. The Academy campaigns for creators’ rights, celebrates outstanding music creation through Ivor Novello Awards and supports songwriters and composers throughout their careers by welcoming music creators into membership of the Academy. An award winning songwriter signed to Universal Music […]

The pandemic continues to impact on many parts of the music industry, in particular creatives. An Encore Musicians survey showed that 64% of musicians are considering changing careers. If the talent pipeline dries up it will be disastrous for the music industry and will have long-term negative consequences for employment, the economy and the UK’s […]

The winners of The Ivors with Apple Music were exclusively revealed on The Matt Wilkinson Show on Apple Music 1 Radio. Listen again through Apple Music. Watch acceptance speeches from many of the 2020 Award winners: Best Album Grey Area Written by Inflo and Little Simz Performed by Little Simz Published in the UK by […]

Steve Mac

On 2 September 2020 Steve Mac received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year 2019. Presented since 1974 this Ivor Novello Award recognises a writer whose creativity has made an identifiable impact on the award year. The following is an extract from The Ivors 2020 official Awards brochure. The best songwriters go on […]

On 2 September 2020 Joan Armatrading MBE became the nineteenth Fellow of The Ivors Academy. An Academy Fellowship, the highest honour that The Ivors Academy bestows, recognises excellence and impact in the art and craft of music creation. Joan Armatrading’s four decades of superlative music-making has seen her release 21 albums, receive three Grammy nominations […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, an Ivor Novello Award celebrates exceptional craft in music creation and is particularly important to the music industry as it represents peer recognition. This is the 65th year Ivor Novello Awards have been presented at The Ivors, the ceremony dedicated to honouring […]


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