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A short stroll from The Ivors Academy’s office at The Ministry, I turned into Union Street and was stopped in my tracks by the impressive ‘Music Box’ building – a stone’s throw from the equally impressive arts organisation Jerwood Space. Greeted by JD Donovan (Music Industry Liaison), we made our way into the bowls of […]

In the past year, The Ivors Academy’s Songwriter Committee have been exploring ways of redressing the inequitable way streaming royalties are distributed today. One of the short-term remedies we’ve proposed is for songwriters to receive a per diem when they work with artists, so it was a pleasant surprise to find out that our German […]

Moderated by acclaimed composer and Chair of The Ivors Academy Media Committee Mark Ayres, the Academy welcomed Sky Music’s Peter Bradbury, BBC Studios’ Dominic Walker, Netflix’s Dominic Houston, BBC Music Copyright’s Nicky Bignell and Manner McDade’s Harriet Moss. In attendance were many members of The Ivors Academy, representatives of MCPS, PRS, the MU and other […]

Our annual lunch returned to the iconic Savoy hotel in London this month to honour and give thanks to ten individuals who have worked tirelessly to support the professional lives of songwriters and composers in the UK. This year we were delighted to welcome a brand new host to the show, legendary broadcaster Edith Bowman. […]

The pair stunned a room full of songwriters and academics as they emerged as special surprise guests as part of the event, delivering an intimate Keynote discussion led by Songwriting Studies project leader Dr Simon Barber. Merck Mercuriadis opened the conversation by exploring the changing world of music publishing, expressing his growing concerns around the […]

The beginning of the week saw the start of a new month, but sadly the last of the Songwriter’s Circle event at ICMP for this term. This latest session introduced four ICMP students – Ronni Mardor, Irene Skylakai, Stina Mai, Sophie Holden, and was hosted by ICMP Songwriting tutor Shane Beales. Each songwriter showed natural […]

Tess Tyler at BIMM Bristol

This March we were especially pleased to be able to welcome the award winning Media composer Tess Tyler to the Bristol campus of The British & Irish Modern Music for a talk with music production students about her career and methods of working. Three sessions were held over two days exploring the nature of ‘non-linear’ […]

Emily Saunders at ACM Guildford

The spotlight in February fell on our Academic Partner the Academy of Contemporary Music and Academy member Emily Saunders. As well as sharing her career story and her working experiences as a critically claimed songwriter, composer, vocalist and broadcaster, students from both Guildford and Birmingham also had the opportunity to present their own songs to […]

Emily Phillips at BIMM

Sandwiched between both ACM sessions we were very lucky to book a guest artist session with Academy member and UK chart-topping songwriter Emily Phillips for students studying at the London campus of The British & Irish Modern Music in Fulham. A fascinating insight into the co-writing process and collaborating, the nature of inspiration and where […]

Daniel Kidane

Returning to the Academy office after the Christmas festivities and celebrations, we kicked-off the New Year with our first Academic Partners event of 2019. We are grateful to the Royal College of Music for hosting this guest artist session in the warm acoustic of the wood panelled Parry Room. Joining me on this very wet […]


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