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Month: December 2021

Cleveland Watkiss and Julian Joseph at The Ivors Composer Awards 2021

Creative recovery must be at the centre of pandemic recovery Looking back over the past twelve months it is clear how hard many music creators have been hit by the pandemic, and how The Ivors Academy and Trust continues to step up in these challenging times. Figures from UK Music illustrate what’s happened to music […]

Each winner receives an Ivor Novello Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for songwriters and composers. Presented since 1956, an Ivor is judged and presented by songwriters and composers to their peers. The winners will join a roll call of greats that includes Adele, Stormzy, Cathy Dennis, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Joan […]

The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service and Sara Mohr–Pietsch at the British Museum. Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards celebrate creative excellence in composing and songwriting. Six out of ten of this year’s winners received an award […]

The Ivors Composer Awards 2021 Judges

The 2021 Judges were: Peter Adjaye Yazz Ahmed Kristina Arakelyan Newton Armstrong Ed Baxter Natalie Murray Beale Libby Burgess Richard Causton Natalie Clein Sophie Cooper Jessica Cottis Sarah Dacey Caroline Devine Sam Eastmond Bushra El-Turk Evelyn Ficarra Paula Gardiner Adam Gorb Julia Haferkorn Simon Halsey Charlotte Harding Carmen Ho Dani Howard Gabriel Jackson Julian Joseph […]

Hope is a 22-year-old unsigned singer-songwriter from London. Coming from a non-musical family, Hope is a primarily self-taught musician, with a passion for music as a driver for personal, social and cultural change. She left school at 16 to pursue a career focusing on song writing, releasing original singer songwriter material via streaming platforms and live performance. […]

Sarah Angel

Musicians, artists and performers across the UK will continue the campaign to fix streaming despite Kevin Brennan MP’s Copyright (Rights And Remuneration Of Musicians) Private Member’s Bill not progressing. The reforms included in Kevin Brennan MP’s Copyright (Rights And Remuneration Of Musicians) Private Member’s Bill would have followed-up on the key recommendations made by the […]


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