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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 […]

Ivors Classical Week

Ivors Classical Week returns this November to celebrate and support composers working across classical music and sound art. Members can book their tickets for: A drinks reception with composers, musicians, and the music industry Monday 13th November St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Free for members The Ivors Classical Awards, the evening includes drinks on arrival, an awards […]

Ivors Classical Awards Nominees Announced

The Ivors Academy has announced the 34 composers who have been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award as part of The Ivors Classical Awards 2023, celebrating the best new classical music and sound art. The Ivors Classical Awards take place on 14 November at BFI Southbank in London, where 11 Ivor Novello Awards will be presented […]

The Ivors with Amazon Music

The Ivors are one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in music, recognizing excellence in the art and craft of songwriting. Ivor Novello Awards celebrate exceptional originality, skill and impact for songs written by UK and Irish songwriters and composers that were released in the UK in 2023. Gift of the Academy awards are presented […]

Ivors Academy icon logo on a multicoloured background

The Ivors Academy held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 3rd October 2023. Chaired by Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy, members heard about the Academy’s continued growth and ambition, and its commitment to supporting, protecting and celebrating music creators. Tom also highlighted the Academy’s work to create a more inclusive and equitable […]

Black and white photograph of composer John Rutter, Fellow of The Ivors Academy

John Rutter CBE will become the next Fellow of The Ivors Academy, the highest honour we bestow. John’s Academy Fellowship will be celebrated at The Ivors Classical Awards which takes place on 14 November at BFI Southbank in London, then broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Sounds in the New Music Show on 18 November […]

Lulu Pantin, Jesper Hansen, Ilā Kamalagharan, Tom Gray

With those lines our summit was open.  Supported by PRS for Music, sponsored by DAACI and with Music Ally as media partner, the event heard from policy makers, tech companies, collecting societies, and music makers who spoke and presented to a room full of creators who wanted to learn what making music in the era […]

Photo of ILĀ, artist, producer and creator director with the text: The Ivors Academy explores AI. What is AI? A guide to key terms

It’s easy to feel flummoxed wading through the quagmire of jargon when trying to get to grips with AI – let alone what it means for us as creators of music. More often than not, conversations about AI and music become circular – focussed on our fear over it as a threat to our artistry. […]

Robot playing a keyboard in front of a colourful background

AI is rapidly changing the music industry, presenting both opportunities and threats. Many songwriters are using AI as part of their creative process but AI models are being trained on copyright works without permission and generating new music that risks being indistinguishable from human-created music. This is why it is important for you to be […]

Photos of Kevin Brennan MP, Carla Marie Williams, Crispin Hunt and Rupert Hine who will receive an Ivors Academy Honour in 2023

The Gold Badge Awards were founded in 1974 and last presented in 2019. The roll call of illustrious past recipients includes Joan Armatrading, Janice Long, Peter Gabriel, Beverly Knight, Bob Geldof, Trevor Nelson, Paulette Long and Michael Eavis.   Joan Armatrading, acclaimed songwriter and Fellow of The Ivors Academy, will present recipients with Ivors Academy Honours […]

The vors Academy explores AI. Is AI the future of music or threat to human creativity? With image of Kevin Sargent, composer.

In a world where artificial intelligence has seamlessly integrated itself into every facet of our lives, from crafting tailored recommendations to automating intricate tasks, there emerges a resounding question: will human creativity find itself eclipsed by the inexorable rise of AI-generated art, particularly in the realm of music? While the harmonious symphony between humans and […]

Ivor Novello statuettes at The Ivors Composer Awards 2022

Professional tier members can now enter up to two works for The Ivors Classical Awards with no fee, and a third work with a 50% discount at £12. Standard members can enter one work for free and two further works with a 25% discount at £18 per work. If a composer is not a member, […]

The Other Songs Live, May 2023. Dave Stewart performing.

The Other Songs Live event brought the biggest ever live performance-based celebration of songwriters to the London Palladium, featuring incredible performances from the world’s top songwriters and raising £65,000 for two music charities. Presented in partnership with The Ivors Academy and hosted by Al Webber of Other Songs, proceeds from the sold-out event will go […]

Get Paid Guide. Your music, your data, your money

A new website for songwriters, composers and artists has launched to help to demystify music metadata. The Get Paid Guide equips music creators with quick and easy step-by-step guidance on what music data is, why it matters, and what to do with it. It empowers songwriters and composers to take control of their music data […]

Christopher Gunning

Christopher was a founding member of the Association of Professional Composers, one of the three organisations that combined to form BASCA, now known as The Ivors Academy. Meetings of the fledgling APC were held at his house, and Christopher became a stalwart champion of composers’ rights and copyright, in part galvanised by his then wife […]

The Ivors 2023 livestream featuring Sting, Raye, Matilda Mann and Henry Moodie

Amazon Music announced further details on the ways they will be amplifying and scaling The Ivors 2023 as a part of their multi-year global deal, including the first ever livestream from the event. Audiences can tune into the livestream on the Amazon Music UK channel on Twitch from 11:30am BST on 18th May. The ceremony, […]

The Ivors Songs Lives at the London Palladium.

The Ivors Academy and The Other Songs, the independent music and entertainment company founded by Alastair and Billy Webber, are partnering to present a special event at The London Palladium on Tuesday 16th May, 2023. Taking place during Ivors Week and two days before the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, The Other Songs and The Ivors […]


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