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"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated." Carter G Woodson, ‘The Father of Black History’.
We respond to the Chancellor's Winter Economy Plan, calling for Government-backed incentives to be put in place in order to get the music sector back to economic viability.
Kate Bush joins a roster of songwriter greats, and receives a dedicated Ivor Novello Award and lifetime membership of the Academy. Annie Lennox OBE, Big Boi, Sir Elton John, David Arnold and Joan Armatrading MBE welcome the news.
Three of the country’s most exciting songwriters and composers - Jin Jin, Tom Gray and Daniel Kidane - have become Board Directors of The Ivors Academy, taking senior positions at the UK’s professional association for music creators.
The Academy has made the case for reforming the music streaming market in its response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee inquiry into post-pandemic economic growth.
The Ivors Academy has announced a weeks’ worth of planned activities to celebrate songwriting and composing for screen, taking place during the week of The Ivors with Apple Music on 2 September.
The Ivors Academy has announced it has expanded the nominations for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work Award at The Ivors 2020 from three to five songs.