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Ivor Novello Award

Back in 1974, at the age of 31, I had become disillusioned with working for two large companies and decided to have a go with my own business. I saw a non-ferrous foundry advertised for sale in the local newspaper, and this piqued my interest, having had some involvement with the iron foundry, at my […]

Fran Matthews Awards Director The Ivors Acaemy

Ask anyone who’s ever won an Ivor Novello what makes the award so meaningful, and chances are they’ll talk about how special it is to be recognised by a jury of their peers. But how much do people actually know about a process that has honoured the greatest songwriters and composers of the last 69 […]

Entries for The Ivors Classical Awards open today, 28th May 2024. The awards recognise and celebrate creative excellence by classical composers and sound artists. 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 as it […]

Amazon Music will return to broadcast live behind the scenes from The Ivors, with the Twitch stream hosted by Zach Sang and TikTok star, Ayamé. The broadcast will feature red carpet interviews with Ayamé, backstage reactions from the winners with Zach Sang, alongside exclusive performances from nominees including METTE and Victoria Canal. Additionally, there will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ivors Classical Awards Judges 2023

The 2023 Judges were: Natasha Agarwal Kerry Andrew Kristina Arakelyan Ed Baxter Linda Buckley Ruth Byrchmore Richard Causton Stephanie Childress Hannah Conway Margaret Cookhorn Laurence Crane Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade David de la Haye Poulomi Desai Liz Dilnot Johnson Simon Dobson George Fu Orlando Gough Vivienne Griffin Charlotte Harding Sadie Harrison Orlando Jopling Sarah Lianne Lewis Soosan […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2022 Judges for The Ivors Composer Awards

The 2022 Judges were: Robert Ames Sarah Angliss Luke Bedford David Bednall Rory Boyle Elvin Brandhi Charlotte Bray Gary Carpenter Bob Chilcott Olivia Clarke Mahaliah Edwards Simon Emmerson Daniel Fardon Juliet Fraser Tim Garland Martin Green Edward Gregson Magz Hall Charlotte Harding Kenneth Hesketh Emily Howard Rhian Hutchings Martin Iddon Brian Irvine Laura Jurd Nathan […]

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 […]

BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service will host the awards ceremony on Tuesday 15th November where twelve Ivor Novello Awards will be bestowed to celebrate the best new music by classical, jazz and sound art composers. The ceremony will close with the presentation of an Academy Fellowship in recognition of excellence and impact […]

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