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KT Tunstall Outstanding Song Collection with PRS for Music

KT Tunstall is set to receive an Ivor Novello Award in the Outstanding Song Collection with PRS for Music category, recognising the Scottish musician’s creative trail across a 20-year career, marked by her exceptional ability as a songwriter. KT Tunstall will receive the award at The Ivors with Amazon Music which takes place at Grosvenor […]

Sculpture of Euterpe on a purple and pink gradient with the text 'Nominations announced' and the logos The Ivors and Amazon Music

We have announced the nominations for The Ivors 2024 with Amazon Music, recognising and celebrating outstanding songwriters and composers across eight categories – including Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Original Film Score, PRS for Music Most Performed Work and the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music. The winners will be revealed at the awards […]

Black Lives In Music (BLiM), the organisation set up to address racial inequality in the music industry and create opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians and professionals, have launched their #YourSafetyYourSay survey on bullying and harassment in the music industry. After becoming aware of shocking abuse, BLiM will use the anonymous survey to collect […]

Image of Elena Segal with Ivors Academy Honours logo

Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy said, “Elena is one of the most accomplished and respected music executives in the UK. Throughout her career Elena has consistently championed the value of songwriters and music publishing. Notably, she has been at the forefront of global music licensing as technology transformed the industry. For her contributions […]

Elton John and Bernie Taupin at The Ivors 1986

The Other Songs Live celebrates the most distinguished songwriters, offering audiences an intimate, ‘backstage’ experience – the event is a combination of performances, interviews, and storytelling throughout the evening.  Bernie Taupin, one of the all-time greatest lyricists and winner of eight Ivor Novello Awards, will take the stage shedding light on one of the most […]

Sir James MacMillan, Fellow of The Ivors Academy

The Ivors Academy today announced Sir James MacMillan as the recipient of Academy Fellowship, which is the highest honour bestowed by the Academy. The Fellowship will be awarded at the Barbican on 15th March, where Sir James will be conducting the UK premiere of his work Fiat Lux with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony […]

Dave Stewart performing at The Other Songs 2023

Presented by The Other Songs in partnership with The Ivors Academy, the event will raise funds for three music charities: The BRIT School, The Ivors Academy Trust and Nordoff and Robbins.  The Other Songs Live is an event that celebrates the most distinguished living songwriters, offering unparalleled access to both legendary and emerging talent. Audiences […]

Roberto Neri

Roberto has over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles across the music industry. Most recently CEO of the publishing arm of Believe, which represents over 400,000 songwriters and composers globally, Roberto’s previous roles include Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Utopia Music Services, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development at Downtown […]

Neumann Berlin and Ivors Academy logos with photo of two Neumann microphones

Neumann, the world-renowned manufacturer of professional audio equipment, and The Ivors Academy, the UK’s professional association for songwriters and composers, have announced a new partnership focused on supporting and empowering music creators. The collaboration brings together Neumann’s unparalleled legacy in audio innovation with The Ivors Academy’s dedication to advocating for, supporting and championing music creators […]

Group of composers

Our gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting is based on 18 members of staff in December 2023. The Government requires companies who have over 250 employees to publish gender pay gap data and in January 2024 the Women and Equalities Committee recommended that music industry companies with over 100 employees should be required to publish […]

Victoria Canal

The programme features performances from Ivor Novello Rising Star Award winner Victoria Canal and nominee Rachel Chinouriri, alongside Crae Wolf a graduate from our creative development programme Inside Track. Across eight days there will be 12 shows, with 8 night and 4 afternoon shows. Established acts including Ash, Gruff Rhys, and Frank Turner & The Sleeping […]

VV Brown

.The key findings are that: 52% of board members across UK music trade bodies are women and non-binary individuals, up from 32% in 2020. 16% of board members are women from a global majority background, up from 3% in 2020. 100% of the organisations featured have increased gender representation on their boards. Over 55% of […]

Woman playing a guitar in front of a mic

It is a first step to give creators a clear understanding of how they are paid when their music is streamed. The Ivors Academy has signed up to the code, along with other trade bodies from the UK music industry. There is now a six-month implementation period before it comes into effect. We welcome the […]

Rebecca Ferguson at The Ivors 2022

The report has several key findings: Sexual misconduct, including assault and harassment, are endemic in the music industry and often go unreported. Career paths are hindered by lack of support, gender bias, and unequal opportunities. Self-employment is prevalent in the industry and exacerbates these challenges, leaving women vulnerable to exploitation. Women facing multiple forms of discrimination experience intensified barriers and abuse. There are […]

Kamille at The Ivors 2024

Join us celebrating creative excellence in songwriting and screen composing at The Ivors with Amazon Music. Bringing together the music creator community to recognise the best in songwriting and screen composing talent, The Ivors returns for its 69th year on Thursday 23rd May 2024. Tickets are now on sale and available to purchase by companies […]

Charli XCX with an Ivor Novello Award at The Ivors 2023

This year, The Ivors Academy, the UK’s leading membership organisation for songwriters and composers, championed and promoted the rights and achievements of music creators, and supported our members’ careers through campaigning, programmes, partnerships and benefits. We partnered with Amazon Music to grow the world’s biggest celebration of songwriters and screen composers, The Ivors. The event […]

The Ivors with Amazon Music logo and 'entries open' on a blue and purple background

Entries have opened for The Ivors with Amazon Music 2024, the biggest celebration of songwriters and screen composers. Each winner will receive a coveted Ivor Novello Award and they will be announced on Thursday 23rd May 2024 at Grosvenor House London.  Songs and compositions can be submitted for seven categories to recognise British, Irish or […]

Credits Due logo over image of a bass guitar

The global initiative Credits Due has unveiled a new toolkit to empower music associations and organisations to promote the significance of credits and metadata in the music industry, ensuring that creators receive due compensation for all uses of their work. Find out more and request the toolkit. Björn Ulvaeus launched Credits Due at The Ivors […]

Raye playing the piano at The Ivors 2023

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in leading and growing organisations, as well as a deep understanding of the music industry. They will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Academy’s work, from campaigning and celebrating songwriters and composers to developing and implementing strategic plans. We welcome and strongly […]

Pink and blue imagewith the The Ivors Classical Awards, PRS and BBC Radio 3 logos and the text Winners Announced

The Ivors Academy has revealed the 11 composers who have won Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Classical Awards, celebrating the best new classical music and sound art. The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service at the British Film Institute in London. BBC Radio 3 […]


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