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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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40 renowned songwriters and composers elected to members Senate at The Ivors Academy

Following a member vote, 40 music creators will join the Senate to represent members’ views at The Ivors Academy. They work across a range of genres including classical, grime, jazz, games, film and TV, theatre and musicals, pop, rock, sound art and electronic music.

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We reveal the best new works in classical, jazz and sound art as nominations for The Ivors Composer Awards 2021 are announced

The nominations for The Ivors Composer Awards 2021 have been announced, which celebrate the best new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art.

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Fix Streaming and Composers Against Buyouts: tackling streaming royalties on an international scale

It is fair to say that the Fix Streaming campaign, run jointly by the Musicians’ Union and The Ivors Academy, and Tom Gray's Broken Record have had far greater impact in a short period of time than we thought possible when we embarked on this journey.

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Join the Co-Pilot Mentoring Network – deadline extended for group 2

Following the success of the 2020 Music Creators Mentoring Programme, Help Musicians opens Co-Pilot: the Musicians' Mentoring Programme in partnership with The Ivors Academy

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Member Spotlight: Rachel Chinouriri

For our second October (Black History Month) edition of the member spotlight, we speak to Rachel Chinouriri - The two time Ivor nominee, singer-songwriter who hails from Croydon and is of Zimbabwean heritage about herself, experiences and how her heritage influences her work.

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First emerging artists join new creative development programme, Inside Track, with Ivor winner Cassell The Beatmaker

Four music creators currently without financial backing, Alfie Neale, Cara Crosby-Irons, LOZ, Aaliyah Jasz are the first group to join Inside Track, a year-long, fully funded mentoring and development programme.

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Member Spotlight: Melissa James

For our first October (Black History Month) edition of the member spotlight, we speak to Melissa James – an Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Creator and Standard Member about herself, experiences and how her heritage influences her work. We'll also be speaking about her initiative, Stronger on Sundays (SoS) - a Conversations with Compassion on Racial and Social Justice in a music-filled space.

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David Ferguson’s legacy

During Ivors Week the David Ferguson lecture explored music and climate change with Brian Eno, Prof Brian Cox, Dr Tamsin Edwards and Hannah Peel. Composer Alfons Karabuda reflects on David's legacy.

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The Ivors with Apple Music 2021 winners announced

The Ivors Academy has announced the winners at this year's ceremony, celebrating the very best in songwriting and screen composition.

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