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This campaign builds on and continues the work of Composers Against Buyouts and will provide even greater opportunities for composers and allies to come together and demand a future where media commissioning is fair for all.
With special guests include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jimmy Napes, AR Rahman, Fraser T Smith’s Future Utopia, Shaznay Lewis, Dave Stewart, Guy Garvey, Issey Cross, Rachel Chinouriri, Ruthanne, Rick Nowels, Sunmisola Agbebi and Ren.
ABRSM’s composer mentoring programme, Writing for music education, provides emerging composers from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to develop their skills in writing to a brief, both for exam syllabuses and within broader educational contexts. We will be recruiting for our next cohort of six composers shortly, for our 2023/24 programme, which runs from September 2023 – February 2024.
Today we announce the nominations for The Ivors 2023 with Amazon Music, recognising and celebrating outstanding songwriters and composers across nine categories.
Ivors Academy Honours continue the legacy of the Gold Badge Awards to recognise exceptional people from across the music industry who support music creators.
Over 400 composers and musicians co-signed a letter showing their support for the BBC Singers and performers affected by the proposed cuts, and calling for the BBC to re-think their decision.
Lloyd Coleman, Chair of The Ivors Academy's Classical Council, responds to the announcement