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“Songwriters need a raise!” Nile Rodgers speaks about the sustainability of the songwriting industry

On Thursday 8 August Ivor Novello Award-winning Nile Rodgers and legendary manager Merck Mercuriadis shared insights into the craft and business of songwriting, at an event held by Songwriting Studies at The Ivors Academy.

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Composers pay tribute to Barrington Pheloung

We hear from members of the music creator community on the life and work of the Ivor Novello Award nominated composer, who has passed away at the age of 65.

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Support for those impacted by the PledgeMusic collapse

We’ve united with music trade organisations and charities to support those affected by the closure of PledgeMusic.

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The Ivors Academy welcomes Nicky Morgan as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

We respond to this week's changes in government, welcoming the new PM and Nicky Morgan as we continue to promote our policy agenda

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Tributes paid to Doug Flett

Songwriter Doug Flett, best known for writing hits for artists including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Cliff Richard, has died at the age of 83.

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Participate in The Ivors Academy and The MU’s Commissioning Practices Survey

The Ivors Academy and the Musicians' Union are conducting a survey to gather information about current practices for commissioning composers and attendant levels of remuneration.

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Industry launches survey to assess impact of PledgeMusic collapse on UK artists

UK music industry unites to support artists and businesses impacted by the collapse of PledgeMusic.

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First distribution payments of Copydan royalties begin

We are delighted that from 24th June 2019, The Ivors Academy will begin distributing royalties due to UK songwriters and composers from Copydan. This is the first time that these royalties have ever been paid to UK music creators.

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Pledge Music

Music crowdfunding and e-commerce site Pledge Music has entered administration.

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