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MPs’ call on Government to investigate the streaming market welcomed by the Academy and MU

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.

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The Ivors Academy announces twelve-point equality, diversity and inclusion action plan

The Academy has published a 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.

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The Ivors Academy announce nominations for The Ivors 2020

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.

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The Ivors Academy and IMPF, the Independent Music Publishers International Forum enter into new alliance

The alliance will create closer and stronger working relationships between music creators in the UK and Ireland, and worldwide independent music publishers.

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The MP3 turns 25 today – how the file format opened the door to mass piracy, the iPod and streaming

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.

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Social distancing central to new Government guidelines for the music sector

The Government has announced that from 11th July in England, outdoor live performances to socially distanced audiences will be allowed to restart.

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The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union warn that a new wave of buyout deals damage composers’ rights and careers

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.

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Ennio Morricone 1928 – 2020

The Ivors Academy pays tribute to multi-award winning composer for screen and theatre Ennio Morricone.

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Rupert Hine 1947 – 2020

The music creator community pays homage to The Ivors Academy Board Director Rupert Hine with tributes from Sir Bob Geldof, Crispin Hunt, Dan Adams and Alan Graham.

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