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PRS for Music is undertaking a public consultation on the terms of Tariff LC (Live Classical) which is used to license the use of copyright music controlled by PRS for Music, at classical music concerts and recitals. This public consultation provides an opportunity for all licensees under Tariff LC, Academy and PRS members and other […]

Speaking about Wednesday’s new appointment, Academy CEO Graham Davies has said: “On behalf of The Ivors Academy I would like to congratulate Rt Hon Nicky Morgan on her new appointment of Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport this week. We welcome Nicky’s extensive background in Education and Equalities, and look forward to […]

Created in 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge acknowledges exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who support creativity in all its musical forms and as general champions of music. For over 45 years we have recognised and celebrated the many inspiring people who have supported our membership through the presentation of The Ivors […]

Doug Flett was an active member of the Academy for many years, who was presented with an Ivor Novello Award in 1974 with long-time writing partner Guy Fletcher for their song ‘Power to All Our Friends’, recorded by Cliff Richard. Since the mid-60s the pair have written hit songs for many international artists, enjoying four […]

If you are a composer who has received recent commissions in any medium or genre we would be grateful if you could spare a short amount of time to take the survey. Complete the survey here The survey is anonymous; we will not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. […]

Daniel Kidane

From world-wide premiers to an opening of the iconic Last Night of the Proms, here’s our guide to the works being performed by our composing community. John Adams 8th September, Prom 66: John Luther Adams’s In the Name of the Earth In the Name of the Earth (50 mins) – European premier Malcolm Arnold 5th […]

The Ivors Academy has joined over 200 music organisations who are committing to taking positive action towards gender parity in music. Keychange is a pioneering international initiative, led by PRS Foundation and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, which is empowering women to transform the future of the music industry to […]

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019 has been released and we are delighted to see a host of creators being recognised for their outstanding achievements and services to Music. Amongst those are Academy members Jonathan Dove and Mitch Murray who have been presented with a CBE. Composer Jonathan Dove has been nominated a staggering eleven […]

A group of music trade organisations and charities have today united in a bid to support UK artists and businesses impacted by the collapse of PledgeMusic – launching an impact assessment survey to understand all those financially affected. Closing at 12pm on Tuesday 25th June, the survey, hosted by the Musicians’ Union (MU), can be […]

The Ivors, now in their 64th year, celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, album, film, TV and video game scores released in the UK in 2018. The ceremony also saw the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards which recognise music creators for their wider contribution to […]

The Ivors Academy is deeply concerned about how the collapse of Pledge Music might have affected creators who are owed money through the platform. Together with our Industry partners UK Music and the Council of Music Makers we are working to properly investigate the matter and to ensure that suitable action is taken. We want […]

We are pleased to invite Academy and Standard members to submit works to be considered for The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA)’s twelfth European ECCO Concert. The concert, which will be performed by the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, is taking place during the ECSA General Assembly in Stockholm on 8th October 2019. ECCO is an initiative of […]

Les was a long-standing member of the Academy who had been awarded with five Ivor Novello awards in the 60s and a Gold Badge in 1980, in honour of his extraordinary lifetime achievement and contribution to songwriting. Artists including Elvis Presley, Shirley Bassey, Bing Crosby and Lulu have all recorded songs written by Les Reed. […]

The investiture ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace on 4th April, where the award was given by Prince Charles. Shirley is an active member of The Ivors Academy, currently sitting on the Academy’s Classical committee, and is involved with a number of the Academy’s initiatives and working groups, including an ongoing diversity and inclusion campaigning […]

Voting has opened for the 2019 PRS Board Director elections, and we are calling on members of The Ivors Academy to cast their votes and help shape the future of the organisation. The deadline for voting is 17:00 on Tuesday 7th May. It is important that members representing the Academy’s community have strong representation on the […]

Gold Badge Nominations Open

 NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENSION – FRIDAY 24TH MAY  The Ivors Academy Gold Badge, which celebrates outstanding individuals who have supported songwriters and composers in the UK, will take place on Friday 11th October from 11:30. Presented since 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge honours exceptional people from right across the music industry. Each year we invite […]

Ivors Academy members and the creator community came together last night to celebrate the launch of the Academy’s bold new brand and identity. The sold-out social and networking evening, which was held at our offices in Borough, London, marked the start of our exciting journey which looks to enhance our visibility and amplify our voice […]

We put creators at the forefront of the campaign to get this legislation approved. Creators need their rights and livelihoods protected and while not perfect, the Copyright Directive shares responsibilities and allows innovation to flourish. Creators are fundamental to the future digital economy and this legislation helps safeguard the livelihoods of future generations of composers […]

Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy

With The Ivors Academy we have an opportunity to connect more people with what we stand for, what we do and why members should join. Many outside of our organisation aren’t unaware that BASCA is responsible for The Ivors, the British Composer Awards, the Gold Badge or what we do outside of our awards. The […]

Currently there are three versions of the directive, the original one drafted by the European Commission in 2016 and the significantly amended versions passed by the European Parliament and the EU Council last year. Talks between these three groups, known as the Trialogue, have been put in place to agree on one amended version of the text, ahead of a final […]

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