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Entries open for The Ivors Composer Awards to celebrate contemporary classical, jazz and sound arts

New for 2021 – in response to the pandemic, entries for the Awards can have been premiered in the UK through live streamed concerts and commercial recordings as well as concerts and broadcast performances.

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Songwriters behind hits for Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira join campaign for fair pay

Over 2,000 writers including Autumn Rowe, Jimmy Napes and Steve Mac sign open letter.

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British music legends call on the PM to put the value of music back “in the hands of music makers”

Extraordinary roll call of music’s great and good call on the Prime Minister to reform music industry by fixing streaming.

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Fair Commissioning For Screen Manifesto

The Ivors Academy and Musicians' Union have produced this Manifesto for the Composers Against Buyouts campaign.

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DCMS Minister backs music streaming referral to Competition and Markets Authority

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, backs one of the key #FixStreaming campaign asks.

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MNEK, Amy Wadge and Ross Golan amongst 300 songwriters and artists joining the #PaySongwriters campaign

Songwriters and artists from the UK and US have backed #PaySongwriters, a new campaign from The Ivors Academy, who represent songwriters and composers in the UK and Ireland.

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Chart requirement removed from song and album categories for The Ivors with Apple Music

The Ivors Academy has announced that commercial releases eligible for Best Album, Best Song Musically and Lyrically and Best Contemporary Song at The Ivors with Apple Music no longer have to appeared on The Official UK Top 100 chart to be considered.

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#IWD2021: Being Female Is Not My Brand

Our second blog for The Ivors Academy’s celebration of International Women's Day is written by the Songwriter, Producer and Performer Hannah V.

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Emily Saunders for #IWD2021: Without Question

The Ivors Academy celebrates the incredible and inspirational contribution that female creators have made to our UK and global music industries.

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The impact of Covid on composers

The Ivors Academy and Sound and Music's joint survey of composers shows the fragility of many careers and the need for more help accessing funding and support.

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New opportunity: Fundraising Manager on a short-term assignment

We're looking for a Fundraising Manager to work with us on a 4-6 month contract.

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The Ivors Academy and the MU welcome evidence given by Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify to streaming inquiry

The Ivors Academy and MU were pleased to hear three of the music streaming giants commit to a dialogue with artists and their representatives about how revenue is shared out in the current streaming system, shed light on major label dominance and confirm that streaming is not a sales model.

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