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Month: June 2024

Mysie Rising Star Award winner at The Ivor Novello Awards

This groundbreaking programme supports Black music creators and industry professionals, aiming to address anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music industry. The Ivors Academy is proud to support POWER UP by providing songwriters and composers on the programme with all the benefits of Ivors Academy membership for a year: Mentoring Networking opportunities Free and […]

Bruce Springsteen's Ivor Novello Award statuette

Back in 1974, at the age of 31, I had become disillusioned with working for two large companies and decided to have a go with my own business. I saw a non-ferrous foundry advertised for sale in the local newspaper, and this piqued my interest, having had some involvement with the iron foundry, at my […]

Fran Matthews, Awards Director at The Ivors Academy

Ask anyone who’s ever won an Ivor Novello what makes the award so meaningful, and chances are they’ll talk about how special it is to be recognised by a jury of their peers. But how much do people actually know about a process that has honoured the greatest songwriters and composers of the last 69 […]


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