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