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Entries open for The Ivors Composer Awards to celebrate contemporary classical, jazz and sound arts

New for 2021 – in response to the pandemic, entries for the Awards can have been premiered in the UK through live streamed concerts and commercial recordings as well as concerts and broadcast performances.

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Songwriters behind hits for Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira join campaign for fair pay

Over 2,000 writers including Autumn Rowe, Jimmy Napes and Steve Mac sign open letter.

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British music legends call on the PM to put the value of music back “in the hands of music makers”

Extraordinary roll call of music’s great and good call on the Prime Minister to reform music industry by fixing streaming.

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Become a Music for Dementia champion

Speak through your music to make a difference to the lives of people with dementia.

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A tribute to Jane Manning OBE (1938-2021)

Composer and The Ivors Academy's Classical Committee member Nicola LeFanu reflects on the life and legacy of Jane Manning, who received an Academy Gold Badge Award in 2013.

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Composers Against Buyouts campaign launches to protect media writers’ earnings and rights

Campaign launches with backing from Bond composer David Arnold and Emmy Nominated composer Hannah Peel.

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DCMS Minister backs music streaming referral to Competition and Markets Authority

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, backs one of the key #FixStreaming campaign asks.

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MNEK, Amy Wadge and Ross Golan amongst 300 songwriters and artists joining the #PaySongwriters campaign

Songwriters and artists from the UK and US have backed #PaySongwriters, a new campaign from The Ivors Academy, who represent songwriters and composers in the UK and Ireland.

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#IWD2021: Being Female Is Not My Brand

Our second blog for The Ivors Academy’s celebration of International Women's Day is written by the Songwriter, Producer and Performer Hannah V.

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