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Month: February 2022

Gary Brooker was a longstanding member of The Ivors Academy and an Ivor winner. In 2009 we had the honour of presenting Gary with a Gold Badge Award for his immense contribution to songwriting. Here, fellow band mate, composer, and friend Josh Phillips pays tribute to the legendary Procol Harum lead singer-songwriter. I first saw […]

February is LGBTQI+ History Month and in recognition our LGBTQI+ Working Group are doing a take over. This month we speak to Amber Jay, Edmund Jolliffe and Will Davenport (Chair) from our LGBTQI+ Working Group about their experiences in songwriting and composition, as well as their views on inclusivity in the music industry and what […]

Caroline Kraabel and Yazz Ahmed

The Ivors Academy has announced that The Ivors Composer Awards will take place on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at the British Museum, London. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the awards celebrate creative excellence by composers across classical, jazz and sound arts. 2021 winners included Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Thomas Adès, Alexander Goehr, Nicki Iles, Zoe Rahman, Caroline Kraabel […]

Following our campaigning the Competition & Markets Authority have launched a market study into streaming and want to hear from songwriters and composers about the study’s statement of scope by 17th February. It will look at competition between music companies, between music services, and agreements and inter-relationships between music companies and streaming services. It will […]

Tom Gray

The Academy is the UK’s professional association for songwriters and composers – celebrating their achievements, campaigning for their rights and supporting creatives throughout their careers. Tom, member of Mercury Prize winning band Gomez, follows Crispin Hunt who stepped down last week after five years at the helm. In a statement, Tom Gray described the appointment […]


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