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Social distancing central to new Government guidelines for the music sector

The Government has announced that from 11th July in England, outdoor live performances to socially distanced audiences will be allowed to restart.

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The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union warn that a new wave of buyout deals damage composers’ rights and careers

The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union have warned that a new partnership between Epidemic Sound and Adobe is part of a concerning trend to undermine the ability of composers to make a living through royalties.

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Brian Willey pays tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

Academy member and former Chair of the Songwriters Committee Brian Willey reflects on former Gold Badge recipient Dame Vera Lynn.

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The Ivors Academy responds to BEIS Select Committee inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers

We are calling on the Government to take a number of necessary actions to support the music-creating business in recovering from the crisis.

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The Ivors Academy CEO Graham Davies calls for fundamental review of streaming market

As The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union form the Keep Music Alive alliance as part of an effort to bring about change, Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy, urges the industry to ‘fix streaming'.

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The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union launch Keep Music Alive campaign to “fix streaming now”

The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have joined forces at a time of crisis for tens of thousands of music creators to form a new alliance that will campaign to Keep Music Alive.

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The Remote Recording Directory

A free and open database to connect composers for film, TV and games with professional musicians able to record from home has been launched by The Ivors Academy.

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The Ivors Academy responds to Government consultation on decriminalising BBC TV licence evasion

We have responded to Government’s consultation on decriminalising evasion of the TV licence fee, which aimed to gather views on switching to a civil enforcement system.

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Mitch Murray CBE pays tribute to songwriter Bill Martin MBE

The Ivors Academy was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Academy member, three-time Ivor Novello Award winner and Gold Badge recipient Bill Martin MBE last week.

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