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Month: October 2022

TheWRD from The Ivors Academy and Generator in partnership

Developed and delivered by industry experts using cutting edge tech, TheWRD from The Ivors Academy brings together music industry leaders, expert educators and deep learning AI to offer career-defining arts education to everyone, everywhere. From entrepreneurial modules to sessions on releasing music, marketing, live events, and touring, the qualification is designed to equip artists, musicians and creative […]

Logo for Ivors Composer Week supporting The Ivors Academy Trust

The first Ivors Composer Week has been launched to mark the 20th anniversary of The Ivors Composer Awards, which celebrate the best new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. Ivors Composer Week will take place from the 14th to 20th November, with the winners of this year’s Ivors Composer Awards announced […]

45 works have been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award across nine categories of classical, jazz and sound art, including community projects and stage works. Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Cecilia McDowall and Rebecca Saunders are amongst those nominated and nearly half of the shortlist are first-time nominees, including Lara Agar, Kristina Arakelyan, Laurence Osborn, Hannah […]

BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service will host the awards ceremony on Tuesday 15th November where twelve Ivor Novello Awards will be bestowed to celebrate the best new music by classical, jazz and sound art composers. The ceremony will close with the presentation of an Academy Fellowship in recognition of excellence and impact […]

The Art of Longevity podcast cover montage

Was it Stephen Sondheim who said that writing a hit musical provided absolutely no insight whatsoever as to how to write another one? Perhaps the same principle applies to hit songs. Songcraft remains at the heart of success for music artists in every way – critical, commercial, self-actual – the song is the ultimate unit […]


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