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Month: March 2022

Mira Calix was an innovative creative artist, a leader in her field. Her work speaks for itself and her many commissions firmly established her as one of the preeminent movers in her genre. She also had a depth of understanding of other musical styles besides her own. We first worked together as PRS Foundation Advisors […]

On 31st March 2021 the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union launched #ComposersAgainstBuyouts – a campaign to raise awareness around buyout deals in audio-visual commissioning, and how these deals impact composers and the wider industry. A buyout deal is where the upfront fee is used to acquire rights and royalty revenue associated with the music. The […]

Alfie Neale is a singer, songwriter and producer, originally from Dorset and now based in Brighton, England. His sound is an emotive and brave mix of styles, investigating elements of soul, disco, jazz and hip-hop. Neale’s influences range from the modern (Amy Winehouse, Anderson .Paak) to the classic (Doobie Brothers, George Benson) reflecting his wilful […]

Composers Against Buyouts

PRS’s letter of direction provides a way for rights holders to direct revenues from royalties to a third party only in exceptional circumstances. With offices in London and LA, Moonbug creates and publishes programmes and podcasts for children. In response to the concerns raised by members PRS for Music has stated: “PRS has always defended […]

Are you a songwriter or composer, aged 18 – 24 and based in the UK?  Are you passionate about positively changing the music industry for other young creators?  Would you like to be a music industry leader in the future?  What is In the Room? In the Room is a leadership development programme for 18 […]

Female film, TV and video game music composers will take the lead in a series She Scores on Scala Radio in association with The Ivors Academy, sharing their musical influences and inspirations. Acclaimed screen composer and Ivors Academy Senator Nainita Desai, said: “This International Women’s Day I’m going to draw inspiration from my fellow female […]


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