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Entries open for the Rising Star with Apple Music to recongise under-25 songwriters

Entries have opened for Rising Star Award with Apple Music, which honours young British and Irish songwriters with exceptional potential and ambition.

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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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The Ivors Academy achieves gender balance on its Boards

For the first time in its history, The Ivors Academy has equal gender representation on both its Academy and Trust Board.

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LGBT+ History Month at The Ivors Academy

The Ivors Academy celebrates LGBT+ History Month with the launch of the LGBTQI+ Working Group Network.

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The Ivors with Apple Music will take place on Tuesday 21st September 2021

The Ivors Academy has announced that the 66th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music will take place on Tuesday 21st September, with plans to hold the annual awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, London.

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The Ivors Academy welcomes Edexcel’s admission they “got this decision wrong” when removing Courtney Pine from their A-level curriculum

The Ivors Academy has welcomed Pearson Edexcel’s statement admitting they made an error when dropping Courtney Pine - removing the only black composer and Jazz - from their A-level curriculum.

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Dropping the only black composer and Jazz from Edexcel’s A-level syllabus is a damaging decision that must be reversed

Award winning Jazz musician, composer and Piano Professor Robert Mitchell writes for The Ivors Academy.

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Members of the Academy pay tribute to Gerry Marsden MBE

We hear from the music creator community on the life, work and influence of Gerry Marsden MBE.

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New Year message from The Ivors Academy CEO, Graham Davies

Read our New Year message from The Ivors Academy CEO and find out how we're supporting our creator community.

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A tribute to Geoff Stephens 1934 – 2020

Academy member Mitch Murray CBE reflects on the life and work of the prolific songwriter.

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UK Disability History Month – A life working in Music as a creator

The final blog for the Ivors Academy’s celebration of UK Disability History Month is written by Composer Lloyd Coleman.

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Looking back at 2020

Our Annual Review takes a look back at past twelve months, the successes, challenges and what lies ahead for The Ivors Academy, and our community of songwriters and composers.

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