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The Culture, Media and Sport select committee has published a report on Creator Remuneration following meetings in parliament where Ivors Academy Board member VV Brown and Nile Rodgers gave evidence to MPs about the issues facing songwriters.  This report is published by the same committee that produced the ‘Economics of Streaming’ inquiry in 2021 that […]

The Ivors Academy has today revealed Bruce Springsteen as the latest songwriter to become an Academy Fellow, the highest honour the organisation bestows. With this, the iconic US musician will become the first-ever international songwriter that the Academy has inducted into Fellowship in its 80-year history. One of the most influential and important songwriters of […]

About the role Supporting The Ivors Academy’s Awards Team with all aspects of event and project administration, in relation to The Ivors with Amazon Music awards ceremony on Thursday 23rd May 2024. This is a temporary, freelance role reporting to the Senior Awards Manager. The role requires strong administrative and IT skills, a meticulous attention […]

Meet Lauren.. I’m Lauren Landon and I’m part of the Music Deals and Partnerships team at Meta. I lead our day-to-day partnerships with music publishers and collecting societies across Europe, Middle-East, Africa & Latin America, as well as advocating for songwriter needs across our family of apps. We have a small but mighty team – […]

The Ivors Academy today announced that Graham Davies will be stepping down as its Chief Executive to take up the role of President and CEO of DiMA (Digital Media Association). In a statement, Davies said, “I am very proud to have led The Ivors Academy for the last five years. We delivered an ambitious plan […]

The programme helps emerging UK-based composers from diverse backgrounds explore the many opportunities that exist for composers working in educational settings, whether writing for a school orchestra, community choir, graded exam syllabus or online resource. The composers will receive dedicated mentoring from composer and educator Sarah Watts, as well as specialist input as they work […]

The Ivors Academy, the UK’s leading organisation for songwriters and composers, has announced the speaker line-up for its upcoming Global Creators Summit on AI and Music, taking place on 20th September 2023 at Tanner Warehouse in London. The summit, supported by PRS for Music, will explore the latest developments in AI and music, and how […]

The Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards 2022, which recognise creative excellence in composition for contemporary classical, jazz, and sound arts. Each winner receives a coveted Ivor Novello Award, which are widely recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956. An Ivor Novello Award is unique […]

Sir Harrison Birtwistle was a longstanding member of The Ivors Academy who won a remarkable 8 British Composer Awards and, in 2006, the prestigious Ivors Classical Music Award. He was the Academy’s most awarded classical composer. Here, members of the classical community share personal memories of the life and legacy of the great composer.  Words […]

Focus, grow and thrive in music with the help of a mentor Co-Pilot: the Musicians’ Mentoring Network supports music creators with their development by pairing them with an experienced industry mentor. Navigating the music business, as well as the creative, logistical, financial, and emotional pressures that come with being a music creator, can make sustaining […]

Mira Calix was an innovative creative artist, a leader in her field. Her work speaks for itself and her many commissions firmly established her as one of the preeminent movers in her genre. She also had a depth of understanding of other musical styles besides her own. We first worked together as PRS Foundation Advisors […]

On 31st March 2021 the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union launched #ComposersAgainstBuyouts – a campaign to raise awareness around buyout deals in audio-visual commissioning, and how these deals impact composers and the wider industry. A buyout deal is where the upfront fee is used to acquire rights and royalty revenue associated with the music. The […]

Are you a songwriter or composer, aged 18 – 24 and based in the UK?  Are you passionate about positively changing the music industry for other young creators?  Would you like to be a music industry leader in the future?  What is In the Room? In the Room is a leadership development programme for 18 […]

Female film, TV and video game music composers will take the lead in a series She Scores on Scala Radio in association with The Ivors Academy, sharing their musical influences and inspirations. Acclaimed screen composer and Ivors Academy Senator Nainita Desai, said: “This International Women’s Day I’m going to draw inspiration from my fellow female […]

Gary Brooker was a longstanding member of The Ivors Academy and an Ivor winner. In 2009 we had the honour of presenting Gary with a Gold Badge Award for his immense contribution to songwriting. Here, fellow band mate, composer, and friend Josh Phillips pays tribute to the legendary Procol Harum lead singer-songwriter. I first saw […]

Following our campaigning the Competition & Markets Authority have launched a market study into streaming and want to hear from songwriters and composers about the study’s statement of scope by 17th February. It will look at competition between music companies, between music services, and agreements and inter-relationships between music companies and streaming services. It will […]

The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service and Sara Mohr–Pietsch at the British Museum. Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards celebrate creative excellence in composing and songwriting. Six out of ten of this year’s winners received an award […]

Focus, grow and thrive in music with the help of a mentor Co-Pilot: the Musicians’ Mentoring Network supports music creators with their development by pairing them with an experienced industry mentor. Navigating the music business, as well as the creative, logistical, financial, and emotional pressures that come with being a music creator, can make sustaining […]

They will have a year-long unique experience working alongside Ivor Novello Award winning producer, songwriter and drummer Cassell The Beatmaker. Inside Track is delivered by Cassell’s community interest company In The Making, in partnership with PPL, The Ivors Academy and The Ivors Academy Trust. In the Making advances the progression of aspiring musicians and recording […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of creative musical achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards have a special place in the music community as they are judged and awarded by songwriters and composers to their peers. This year, 70% of the twenty-six songwriters and composers recognised with an Ivor are picking up […]

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