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Oscar-winning producer Paul Epworth congratulates the first Ivor Novello Scholar, Andy Skinner, calling him “an inspiration”

Songwriter Andy Skinner from Bangor, Northern Ireland, has been confirmed as the first Ivor Novello Scholar and will have his fees paid to study TheWRD from The Ivors Academy.

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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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Tickets are on sale to The Ivors Composer Awards 2022

The 20th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to celebrate creative excellence in classical, jazz and sound arts.

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A tribute to Mira Calix

Stephen McNeff and Gary Carpenter, former Directors of The Ivors Academy, share personal memories of working with the pioneering composer.

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How can composers oppose buyouts? Our campaign one year on

One year on from launching our #ComposersAgainstBuyouts campaign, we take a look at what’s needed to tackle the problems surrounding buyouts.

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Member Spotlight: Alfie Neale

For our March Member Spotlight, meet Alfie Neale. A 23-year-old singer, songwriter and producer, originally from Dorset and now based in Brighton, England. Alfie is also a participant in the Inside Track Development Programme. Join us as we discuss Alfie's influences and experiences as well as how he writes his songs and how he's found being a part of Inside Track has affected his career.

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Demands by Moonbug Entertainment that composers hand over performing rights royalties condemned by The Ivors Academy and MU

The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union - who represent tens of thousands of musicians, songwriters and composers in the UK – have condemned the use of a ‘letter of direction’ by Moonbug Entertainment to force composers to assign the company all revenues from performing rights royalties when signing a contract with them.

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Listen to She Scores on Scala Radio in association with The Ivors Academy

To mark International Women’s Day we’ve teamed with Scala Radio on a new 4-part series celebrating inspiring women in composition.

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Remembering Gary Brooker MBE 1945 – 2022

Procol Harum organist and friend Josh Phillips reflects on the life and legacy of Gary Brooker.

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Members Spotlight – LGBTQI+ Working Group

In recognition of LGBTQI+ History Month we spotlight a few members of our LGBTQI+ Working Group and learn about their tips and experiences in songwriting and composition.

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