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The first Ivors Composer Week announced to celebrate composing across classical, jazz and sound arts

Ivors Composer Week is one way in which the Academy is championing composers by celebrating their craft, providing opportunities to connect and exploring topics impacting composers.

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Six emerging creators begin In The Room leadership development programme 

New programme aims to positively change the music industry for other young creators 

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Behind the sonic landscape of Wired, a production that traces the line between ‘us’ and ‘them’ through aerial dance

For Deaf Awareness Week, composer Ailís Ní Ríain explains her involvement in this project.

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Remembering Sir Harrison Birtwistle 1934 – 2022

Composer Lynne Plowman and Janis Susskind, MD of Boosey & Hawkes, pay tribute to one of Europe's leading figures in contemporary music.

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A tribute to Mira Calix

Stephen McNeff and Gary Carpenter, former Directors of The Ivors Academy, share personal memories of working with the pioneering composer.

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Member Spotlight: Alfie Neale

For our March Member Spotlight, meet Alfie Neale. A 23-year-old singer, songwriter and producer, originally from Dorset and now based in Brighton, England. Alfie is also a participant in the Inside Track Development Programme. Join us as we discuss Alfie's influences and experiences as well as how he writes his songs and how he's found being a part of Inside Track has affected his career.

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Remembering Gary Brooker MBE 1945 – 2022

Procol Harum organist and friend Josh Phillips reflects on the life and legacy of Gary Brooker.

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Members Spotlight – LGBTQI+ Working Group

In recognition of LGBTQI+ History Month we spotlight a few members of our LGBTQI+ Working Group and learn about their tips and experiences in songwriting and composition.

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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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