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Composers Against Buyouts campaign launches to protect media writers’ earnings and rights

Campaign launches with backing from Bond composer David Arnold and Emmy Nominated composer Hannah Peel.

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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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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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The Ivors Academy Trust re-launches to increase support for songwriters and composers

The Academy has re-launched its charity, The Ivors Academy Trust, with a heavy-weight line-up of new Trustees.

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PRS for Music has launched a new Online Live Concert licence for small-scale livestreamed gigs

PRS members performing their own works in a small online ticketed concert can obtain a free licence.

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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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