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Meet Lauren.. I’m Lauren Landon and I’m part of the Music Deals and Partnerships team at Meta. I lead our day-to-day partnerships with music publishers and collecting societies across Europe, Middle-East, Africa & Latin America, as well as advocating for songwriter needs across our family of apps. We have a small but mighty team – […]

As the new year gets into full swing, many amongst will likely be hitting the ground running. Some taking on ‘Veganuary’ are no doubt enjoying the discovery of new recipes. Those brave enough to attempt ‘Dry January’ are likely revelling in their newfound energy, or perhaps counting down the days until February! Amidst the optimism, […]

As November welcomes us with second-rate Halloween costumes and fireworks at un-godly hours, you can’t help but feel that now it’s cold and dark and even the sporadic sunny spots seem to have waved goodbye, the temptation to take your foot off the accelerator looms. But for Rob Green, it’s go mode! In this November […]

Welcome to the first relaunched edition of the Member Spotlight! Here at the Ivors Academy, we are fortunate to have an exceptionally talented membership, and are thrilled to reintroduce the Member Spotlight to shine a well-deserved light on our remarkable songwriters and artists. To mark our return, we talk to the exceptionally talented Nandi. Those […]

The 2022 Ivor Novello Awards marked the second in-person ceremony since the start of the pandemic, with its comeback event taking place back in September 2021. This time out, the atmosphere in the room was palpably busier and more relaxed, with a raft of legendary and up-and-coming songwriting talent present in the room, including the […]

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TagMix is a proprietary software solution that has been created to give music fans the best possible video experience at live music events. Hi Andy! I know you’ve attended the Ivors previously. Can you share any memorable moments?  As a songwriter and producer the Ivors were always the most prestigious awards ceremony as they truly celebrate […]

Alfie Neale is a singer, songwriter and producer, originally from Dorset and now based in Brighton, England. His sound is an emotive and brave mix of styles, investigating elements of soul, disco, jazz and hip-hop. Neale’s influences range from the modern (Amy Winehouse, Anderson .Paak) to the classic (Doobie Brothers, George Benson) reflecting his wilful […]

Hope is a 22-year-old unsigned singer-songwriter from London. Coming from a non-musical family, Hope is a primarily self-taught musician, with a passion for music as a driver for personal, social and cultural change. She left school at 16 to pursue a career focusing on song writing, releasing original singer songwriter material via streaming platforms and live performance. […]

Classical music is embedded into the rich history of the Ivors Academy, so it brings us great pleasure to feature young torch bearers of classical music. This month’s spotlight, we are introduced to emerging composer Xia Leon Sloane. In July, a premiere of Xia’s work, ‘in peals of æther ‘ was performed at the Cheltenham […]

The Ivors Academy exists to support, protect and celebrate music creators in the UK, and nothing makes us more excited than witnessing the successes of our members! That’s why here on the members spotlight, we want to showcase the talent of our members. No one fits the bill better for our first edition than emerging […]

In February this year The Ivors Academy held a public call for works as part of a planned ‘New Music Forum 2020’ event at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Due to current event restrictions the Forum has been transformed into an online celebration of new works by British jazz composers. […]

Christopher Gunning is famously known for his work in film and TV, most notably the iconic signature theme for Agatha Christie’s Poirot and evocative music for Olivier Dahan’s La Vie En Rose. More recently however, a culmination of 16 years of contemporary classical music composition has led to a shift from a career in media […]


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