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Month: September 2023

Black and white photograph of composer John Rutter, Fellow of The Ivors Academy

John Rutter CBE will become the next Fellow of The Ivors Academy, the highest honour we bestow. John’s Academy Fellowship will be celebrated at The Ivors Classical Awards which takes place on 14 November at BFI Southbank in London, then broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Sounds in the New Music Show on 18 November […]

Under 25 membership has become Early Career membership to allow more students and recent graduates to access the benefits of being a member at a discounted rate.  Early Career membership is for aspiring songwriters and composers who are at the start of building their careers for only £50 a year, discounted from £92. And members […]

Lulu Pantin, Jesper Hansen, Ilā Kamalagharan, Tom Gray

With those lines our summit was open.  Supported by PRS for Music, sponsored by DAACI and with Music Ally as media partner, the event heard from policy makers, tech companies, collecting societies, and music makers who spoke and presented to a room full of creators who wanted to learn what making music in the era […]

Photo of ILĀ, artist, producer and creator director with the text: The Ivors Academy explores AI. What is AI? A guide to key terms

It’s easy to feel flummoxed wading through the quagmire of jargon when trying to get to grips with AI – let alone what it means for us as creators of music. More often than not, conversations about AI and music become circular – focussed on our fear over it as a threat to our artistry. […]

The Ivors Academy today announced that Graham Davies will be stepping down as its Chief Executive to take up the role of President and CEO of DiMA (Digital Media Association). In a statement, Davies said, “I am very proud to have led The Ivors Academy for the last five years. We delivered an ambitious plan […]

Robot playing a keyboard in front of a colourful background

AI is rapidly changing the music industry, presenting both opportunities and threats. Many songwriters are using AI as part of their creative process but AI models are being trained on copyright works without permission and generating new music that risks being indistinguishable from human-created music. This is why it is important for you to be […]

Photos of Kevin Brennan MP, Carla Marie Williams, Crispin Hunt and Rupert Hine who will receive an Ivors Academy Honour in 2023

The Gold Badge Awards were founded in 1974 and last presented in 2019. The roll call of illustrious past recipients includes Joan Armatrading, Janice Long, Peter Gabriel, Beverly Knight, Bob Geldof, Trevor Nelson, Paulette Long and Michael Eavis.   Joan Armatrading, acclaimed songwriter and Fellow of The Ivors Academy, will present recipients with Ivors Academy Honours […]

The programme helps emerging UK-based composers from diverse backgrounds explore the many opportunities that exist for composers working in educational settings, whether writing for a school orchestra, community choir, graded exam syllabus or online resource. The composers will receive dedicated mentoring from composer and educator Sarah Watts, as well as specialist input as they work […]


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