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Month: April 2024

Three years ago the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union (MU) launched Composers Against Buyouts, a campaign designed to raise awareness about, and to tackle, unfair royalty buyouts in media commissioning contracts. As our work in this space developed, we became increasingly aware of other problems in the commissioning process, including a general lack of transparency, […]

Sculpture of Euterpe on a purple and pink gradient with the text 'Nominations announced' and the logos The Ivors and Amazon Music

We have announced the nominations for The Ivors 2024 with Amazon Music, recognising and celebrating outstanding songwriters and composers across eight categories – including Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Original Film Score, PRS for Music Most Performed Work and the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music. The winners will be revealed at the awards […]

Black Lives In Music (BLiM), the organisation set up to address racial inequality in the music industry and create opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians and professionals, have launched their #YourSafetyYourSay survey on bullying and harassment in the music industry. After becoming aware of shocking abuse, BLiM will use the anonymous survey to collect […]

Image of Elena Segal with Ivors Academy Honours logo

Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy said, “Elena is one of the most accomplished and respected music executives in the UK. Throughout her career Elena has consistently championed the value of songwriters and music publishing. Notably, she has been at the forefront of global music licensing as technology transformed the industry. For her contributions […]

Elton John and Bernie Taupin at The Ivors 1986

The Other Songs Live celebrates the most distinguished songwriters, offering audiences an intimate, ‘backstage’ experience – the event is a combination of performances, interviews, and storytelling throughout the evening.  Bernie Taupin, one of the all-time greatest lyricists and winner of eight Ivor Novello Awards, will take the stage shedding light on one of the most […]

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee has published a report on Creator Remuneration following meetings in parliament where Ivors Academy Board member VV Brown and Nile Rodgers gave evidence to MPs about the issues facing songwriters.  This report is published by the same committee that produced the ‘Economics of Streaming’ inquiry in 2021 that […]


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