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The Ivors Composer Awards 2020 winners announced

The Ivors Academy has revealed the winners of 14 Ivor Novello Awards as part of The Ivors Composer Awards 2020, celebrating exceptional new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art.

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Have your say in Select Committee Inquiry on music streaming

MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee want to know how the economics of music streaming are affecting you.

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Charlene Brown appointed as Chair of The Ivors Academy’s new Ethics Committee

The Ivors Academy has announced that Charlene Brown, Founder and Director of people intelligence company Howlett Brown, will Chair its new Ethics Committee.

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Government inquiry into music streaming announced

Following campaigning by the Academy, the Musicians' Union and music creators the DCMS Select Committee has announced it will hold an inquiry into streaming.

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Significant public support for streaming reform in YouGov survey for the #BrokenRecord campaign

Consumers want creators and performers to receive more money from music streaming and will accept higher subscriptions if the system is reformed.

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Collaboration Space: Remote Networking for Ivors Academy Members

The Ivors Academy are delighted to announce a new series of remote networking events under the banner Collaboration Space.  The online sessions will provide an opportunity to meet other members, network, and collaborate remotely.

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Black History Month at The Ivors Academy

"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’.

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New support measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are insufficient to save our industry

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.

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Kate Bush becomes a Fellow of The Ivors Academy

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.

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Jin Jin, Tom Gray and Daniel Kidane join The Ivors Academy Board

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.

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The Ivors Academy responds to UK Government inquiry into post-pandemic economic growth

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.

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The Ivors 2020 winners acceptance speeches

In a year like no other The Ivors Academy presented Ivor Novello Awards for the 65th year on 2 September 2020. Watch the Award winners acceptance speeches here.

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