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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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PRS for Music Most Performed Work Nominations at The Ivors 2020

The Ivors Academy has announced it has expanded the nominations for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work Award at The Ivors 2020 from three to five songs.

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Historic PRS for Music governance reform approved

The Ivors Academy is pleased that the package of PRS governance reform has been approved.

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New code of ethics to govern award giving and progress towards greater Board diversity announced at The Ivors Academy AGM

The Annual General Meeting of The Ivors Academy on 13th August saw a series of announcements to increase diversity on the Academy’s Board and create a new code of ethics and Ethics Committee to carefully review future and past award decision-making.

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The Ivors Academy announce new appointments and initiatives to empower young music creators

A number of announcements have been made as part of our commitment to support and nurture the next generation of creative talent across the UK.

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MPs’ call on Government to investigate the streaming market welcomed by the Academy and MU

The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union (MU) have welcomed the recommendation from an influential panel of MPs that the UK Government investigates the music streaming market to make sure that music creators receive a fair reward.

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Jazz at The Ivors Academy: Remote Conversations

A new six episode video series has been launched to celebrate the works of jazz composers in the UK.

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The Ivors Academy announces twelve-point equality, diversity and inclusion action plan

The Academy has published a 2020-2022 action plan to champion and embed equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation and its work. We welcome comments and feedback on the plan and our objectives.

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The Ivors Academy announce nominations for The Ivors 2020

The Ivors Academy has announced the nominations for The Ivors with Apple Music for 2020, across seven categories for songs, albums, film, television and video game scores.

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The Ivors Academy and IMPF, the Independent Music Publishers International Forum enter into new alliance

The alliance will create closer and stronger working relationships between music creators in the UK and Ireland, and worldwide independent music publishers.

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