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Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and singer Michelle Escoffery is President of PRS’ Members Council   Shani Gonzales is the EVP, Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music UK and Head of International A&R, Warner Chappell Music  Andy Heath is Chair of Beggars Music and Board Director of Beggars Group  Fran Malyan is the Co-Owner of […]

We have re-launched The Ivors Composer Awards as The Ivors Classical Awards to celebrate creative excellence in composition for contemporary classical and sound art. The awards were established as the British Composer Awards in 2003 and became The Ivors Composer Awards in 2019. They recognised jazz composing as well as classical and sound art, and […]

In March 2021 when the UK government had just published the roadmap that would take us out of the third national Covid-19 lockdown, The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union expanded their umbrella Keep Music Alive campaign beyond streaming and into the world of media composition.  The Composers Against Buyouts Campaign was launched with the ultimate […]

The Ivors Academy has announced the winners of this year’s Ivor Novello Awards with Amazon Music at Grosvenor House, London, on Thursday 18th May. In the 68th year of The Ivors, 30 songwriters and composers collected Ivor Novello Awards across 14 categories in recognition of outstanding achievements in songwriting and composing for screen. This year’s […]

Today, we announce the nominations for The Ivors 2023 with Amazon Music, recognising and celebrating outstanding songwriters and composers across nine categories – including Songwriter of the Year with Amazon Music, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Contemporary Song, PRS for Music Most Performed Work and the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music. Recognised […]

As a community of songwriters and composers, The Ivors Academy wants to honour and celebrate exceptional individuals from the music industry who are creating positive change and championing music creators. We will recognise the innovators, the trailblazers, the leaders and unsung heroes who inspire and support us.  Ivors Academy Honours continue the legacy of the […]

Royal Coronation composer Shirley J Thompson OBE, Fellow of The Ivors Academy Julian Joseph, composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan, Ivor Novello winning composer Robin Haigh, Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement winner Erika Fox, award winning composer Raymond Yiu and Ivor Novello nominated composer Anne Dudley have co-signed a letter with 462 composers and musicians showing […]

The Ivors Academy has today revealed Sting as the latest songwriter to become an Academy Fellow, the highest honour the Academy bestows. He will receive the award at The Ivors on 18th May in London. The Academy also reveals Amazon Music as the new title sponsor of The Ivors in a collaboration that will amplify […]

The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service 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. Seven out of ten of this year’s winners received an award from […]

45 works have been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award across nine categories of classical, jazz and sound art, including community projects and stage works. Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Cecilia McDowall and Rebecca Saunders are amongst those nominated and nearly half of the shortlist are first-time nominees, including Lara Agar, Kristina Arakelyan, Laurence Osborn, Hannah […]

Join us in celebrating creative excellence in UK classical, jazz and sound arts at The Ivors Composer Awards. Bringing together the music creator community to recognise the best in classical, jazz and sound art composing talent, The Ivors Composer Awards returns for its 20th year on Tuesday 15th November 2022. The evening kicks off from […]

Delivered by In The Making, The Ivors Academy, PPL and The Ivors Academy Trust, Inside Track is a one-year long artist development programme which provides creative and career opportunities to four participants from underrepresented groups and/or creators who are facing significant barriers accessing the music industry. Barriers may relate to lack of access to education, […]

Are you a songwriter or composer who is looking to take a leadership role in the music industry? The Ivors Academy Advocacy Accelerator is an initiative being launched in 2022 to improve diversity of representation in the music industry by giving people from under-represented groups the opportunity to gain experience of being on the Board […]


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