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The Ivors Academy announce new appointments and initiatives to empower young music creators

A number of announcements have been made as part of our commitment to support and nurture the next generation of creative talent across the UK.

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The Ivors Academy announces draft twelve-point equality, diversity and inclusion action plan

The Academy has published a draft 2020-2022 action plan to champion and embed equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation and its work. We welcome comments and feedback on the plan and our objectives.

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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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Ennio Morricone 1928 – 2020

The Ivors Academy pays tribute to multi-award winning composer for screen and theatre Ennio Morricone.

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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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Rupert Hine 1947 – 2020

The music creator community pays homage to The Ivors Academy Board Director Rupert Hine with tributes from Sir Bob Geldof, Crispin Hunt, Dan Adams and Alan Graham.

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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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The Ivors Academy calls on digital platforms and collecting societies to divert £100m+ of black box streaming royalties into a new hardship fund

Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy, says the music industry must do much more to provide support to the thousands of musicians facing a funding crisis.

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The Ivors Academy’s statement on coronavirus from Crispin Hunt

Chair of The Ivors Academy Crispin Hunt responds to COVID-19 outbreak.

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