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Looking back at 2021

Graham Davies, Chief Executive of The Ivors Academy and Trust, reflects on progress to champion, support and represent the UK’s songwriters and composers.

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Member Spotlight: Hope Winter

For our December Member Spotlight, meet Hope Winter. A 22-year-old Singer Songwriter from South London. A champion for getting young people into music. A voice you’ll never forget. Her latest single 'The One' is a step away from her past of traditional ballad-maker, and into a new sonic soundscape which highlights her growth as a songwriter and musician.

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40 renowned songwriters and composers elected to members Senate at The Ivors Academy

Following a member vote, 40 music creators will join the Senate to represent members’ views at The Ivors Academy. They work across a range of genres including classical, grime, jazz, games, film and TV, theatre and musicals, pop, rock, sound art and electronic music.

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Join the Co-Pilot Mentoring Network – deadline extended for group 2

Following the success of the 2020 Music Creators Mentoring Programme, Help Musicians opens Co-Pilot: the Musicians' Mentoring Programme in partnership with The Ivors Academy

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Brian Eno and Professor Brian Cox to give David Ferguson lecture on music and the climate emergency during first Ivors Week

With climate scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards and moderator, Emmy-nominated composer, artist, and music producer Hannah Peel the lecture will explore how the music industry can reduce its emissions and promote a progressive climate agenda through EarthPercent.

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Membership changes to welcome more music creators

We've made some changes to our membership eligibility criteria so that more people can be part of The Ivors Academy.

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Member Spotlight: Xia Leon Sloane

For our August edition of the member spotlight, we speak to Xia Leon Sloane – a young yet already accomplished composer, about the premier performance of their composition ‘In pearls of æther’ at the Cheltenham music festival.

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Member Spotlight: IMOGEN

In our new member spotlight series, we speak to songwriter and Academy member 'IMOGEN' about her latest single release and influences.

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