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Month: September 2021

David Ferguson

I’m Alfons Karabuda, composer and president of ECSA, the European Composer and Songwriter alliance. Something I would not have been without David Ferguson. In fact, I doubt if our European alliance of songwriters, composers and lyricists would have existed today without him. David was one of Britain’s most successful television composers and Chair of BASCA, […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of creative musical achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards have a special place in the music community as they are judged and awarded by songwriters and composers to their peers. This year, 70% of the twenty-six songwriters and composers recognised with an Ivor are picking up […]

To celebrate the launch of Co-Pilot, a new mentoring programme brought to you by The Ivors Academy and Help Musicians, we’d like to introduce you to some of last year’s mentees. Mentee applications for this year’s programme are now open for songwriter and composer members of The Ivors Academy, apply by 15th October at 5pm. […]

The Ivors Academy is proud to present Ivors Week, the UK’s week-long celebration of songwriting and composing. Ivors Week will be held between Monday 20th September and Friday 24th September 2021. Ivors Week supports The Ivors Academy Trust, which empowers and inspires music creators to start and build their careers, develop their craft and reach their full potential. It will […]


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