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Rab Noakes: an appreciation from Bill Sweeney and Stephen Wright

The unexpected passing of Rab Noakes on 11th November, aged 75, has left an irreplaceable void in the cultural landscape of our country.

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Survey of acclaimed composers shows the importance of music education throughout their careers

A survey by The Ivors Academy to mark 20 years of The Ivors Composer Awards has shown the importance of music education at every stage of the careers of acclaimed classical, jazz and sound art composers. The majority studied music at school, had opportunities to learn an instrument, the chance to perform music when growing up and many now teach as part of their career.

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Olivia Rodrigo is the biggest songwriter on the planet, new report from Blokur and The Ivors Academy analysing digital platforms shows

In its second year, 2021 Songwriters’ Review analyses songwriter data from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube to create a chart of the top 100 most popular songs

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The Ivors Academy joins forces with Generator to bring groundbreaking music diploma to the North

Creative talent development agency Generator, a mainstay in the UK’s music, creative and cultural scene for over three decades is entering into a new partnership with The Ivors Academy to deliver a number of scholarship places on a new, innovative diploma - TheWRD.

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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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Advocacy Accelerator announced as part of next chapter of continued growth and ambition at The Ivors Academy AGM

VV Brown, Eve Horne, Oliver Vibrans and Freddie Kofi are the first songwriters, composers and industry professionals to join The Ivors Academy’s Advocacy Accelerator, a new leadership programme to increase diversity on music industry boards. 

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Oscar-winning producer Paul Epworth congratulates the first Ivor Novello Scholar, Andy Skinner, calling him “an inspiration”

Songwriter Andy Skinner from Bangor, Northern Ireland, has been confirmed as the first Ivor Novello Scholar and will have his fees paid to study TheWRD from The Ivors Academy.

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The Ivors Academy calls for Government and industry action to solve the problem of misogyny, bullying, and sexual harassment in music

In our evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry into Misogyny in Music, we call for concerted action including the creation of an Independent Standards Authority.

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Further education programme TheWRD to kickstart young creative careers in music

Pre-degree diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship launched by The Ivors Academy.

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