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The Annual General Meeting of The Ivors Academy on 13th August saw a series of announcements to increase diversity on the Academy’s Board and create a new code of ethics and Ethics Committee to carefully review future and past award decision-making.
The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union (MU) have welcomed the recommendation from an influential panel of MPs that the UK Government investigates the music streaming market to make sure that music creators receive a fair reward.
The Academy has published a draft 2020-2022 action plan to champion and embed equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation and its work. We welcome comments and feedback on the plan and our objectives.
The Ivors Academy has announced the nominations for The Ivors with Apple Music for 2020, across seven categories for songs, albums, film, television and video game scores.
The alliance will create closer and stronger working relationships between music creators in the UK and Ireland, and worldwide independent music publishers.
The Ivors Academy asked Kevin Brennan MP, Academy Chair Crispin Hunt, musician and activist Tom Gray and Naomi Pohl from the Musicians’ Union reflect on how the MP3 changed music distribution, its legacy and what lies ahead.
The Government has announced that from 11th July in England, outdoor live performances to socially distanced audiences will be allowed to restart.
The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union have warned that a new partnership between Epidemic Sound and Adobe is part of a concerning trend to undermine the ability of composers to make a living through royalties.