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Acclaimed composers from The Ivors Academy warn of “damaging consequences now and long into the future” if cuts to BBC Singers and Performing Groups go ahead

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.

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The closure of BBC Singers would be “an enormous and irreplaceable loss to the contemporary classical music scene”

Lloyd Coleman, Chair of The Ivors Academy's Classical Council, responds to the announcement

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Rab Noakes: an appreciation from Bill Sweeney and Stephen Wright

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

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Survey of acclaimed composers shows the importance of music education throughout their careers

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.

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Olivia Rodrigo is the biggest songwriter on the planet, new report from Blokur and The Ivors Academy analysing digital platforms shows

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

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The first Ivors Composer Week announced to celebrate composing across classical, jazz and sound arts

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.

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Advocacy Accelerator announced as part of next chapter of continued growth and ambition at The Ivors Academy AGM

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. 

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