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Music for Dementia is a national campaign to bring music into the ears and lives of people living with dementia. The evidence confirms that music is transformative for people living with dementia, but not everyone has access to it, on a regular basis, in the ways they want to experience it, and this has to […]

Hannah V is a pioneering new generation of entrepreneurial female producer/songwriter, who has worked with some of the most in-demand major label artists including Stomzy, JP Cooper and TOBi. Alongside her undeniable skills as a songwriter and producer, Hannah V has also balanced a stunning performance career with tours and stadium gigs with artists including […]

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and rally for women’s equality. The Ivors Academy is proud […]

By Graham Davies, CEO at The Ivors Academy and Susanna Eastburn MBE, Chief Executive at Sound and Music. On a call together in November 2020, we shared our great concerns about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on composers. Through conversations we’d both been having, we were picking up not only the acute impact of […]

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou, Face of LGBT+ History Month 2021 Following the refreshingly honest and relaxed discussions at the first meeting of The Ivors Academy’ LGBTQI+ Working Group, there was collective agreement for the need to show more […]

Gerry Marsden MBE was a member of The Ivors Academy for many years, who in 1991 was presented with a Gold Badge Award to recognise his extraordinary contribution to British songwriting. In a personal tribute, Gerry and the Pacemakers writer and friend Mitch Murray CBE shares memories of working with the songwriter: I’ll always have […]

Despite the challenges we face I would like to wish you a happy new year. I know that this is not the start to 2021 that we all hoped for, and we are facing greater restrictions and challenges than we expected, but the new year also brings hope. We are committed to supporting you and […]

In this personal tribute, Mitch Murray CBE reflects on the multi Ivor Novello Award winners extraordinary career. Geoff Stephens, like many of us who started out in the early sixties, was a songwriter – not a ‘singer-songwriter’, but a professional and gifted specialist who crafted both words and music for the pop market, aimed at […]

Associate Music Director of the Bristol based Paraorchestra, Lloyd Coleman is a fearless and unapologetic champion for disabled creators and performers. We are delighted to have the opportunity to dip into Lloyd’s creative journey… …’I count myself extremely lucky’… I’m often asked if my hearing and visual impairments, both of which I’ve lived with since […]

Advert for The Ivors Academy Annual Review 2020

“While 2020 has been phenomenally difficult and there are many challenges ahead, it’s in such times that we need community and common purpose. Thank you for supporting each other, the Academy, and for uniting in our collective purpose to create a positive future for songwriters and composers.” Academy Chair Crispin Hunt and CEO Graham Davies […]

Although still a student composer, Xia has several outstanding achievement to their name, a highlight of which is their award as winner of the 2018 BBC Young Composer Competition. These are reflections on their lived experiences as a Brailist composer – …’labels can simplify things we do not understand…’ I have always been resistant to […]

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The Committee will advise the Academy Board on ethics-related issues, including setting up a new ethical framework for the Academy’s activities, which will include awards and membership. While the Academy has existing codes of behaviour, the rebranding of the Academy in 2019 signalled a departure from the past. The Academy is committed to ensuring that […]

UK Disability History Month is an annual platform which creates a focus on the history and current lived experiences of disabled people. It is a celebration of achievement and positive influence as well as an acknowledgment of the many struggles for recognition, equality, and genuine inclusion within our communities and society. 2020 is the 11th […]

Take the poll The poll will run until 5pm on Tuesday 10 November and is open to members of The Ivors Academy and the MU. We will use the results in our submission to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry on the economics of streaming and in our campaigning. It will help by providing up-to-date information […]

Four vacancies have resulted from the Academy’s push for increasing the size and diversity of its Board and Committees ahead of the elections next year, and two members stepping down from the Committee Graham Davies, CEO of the Ivors Academy said: “This is an important and exciting time to get more involved in the work […]

Each event will start with a welcome from the membership team before the group is split into rotating breakout rooms with other members.  You can also use this time to speak to The Ivors Academy and share any ideas for future events and opportunities. An initial series of five events is scheduled to take place […]

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The Board provides strategic leadership of The Ivors Academy, which is proudly led by music creators. The Academy campaigns for creators’ rights, celebrates outstanding music creation through Ivor Novello Awards and supports songwriters and composers throughout their careers by welcoming music creators into membership of the Academy. An award winning songwriter signed to Universal Music […]

At the AGM it was announced that Paul Hartnoll and Stephen McNeff have stepped down from the Board ahead of elections in April 2021, to create space to increase diversity and representation. The Academy’s draft twelve-point Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan aims that as a minimum its Board and Committees will have a 50% […]

The Academy’s Youth Network, which was established last autumn, is a growing and connected community of young creators and a hub of partnerships with Universities, Colleges and other non-academic organisations. The Network aims to empower and educate young songwriters and composers of all genres, and provide a platform at the Academy to voice views on […]

Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy said: “Equality, diversity, and inclusion matter to The Ivors Academy. As the professional home for all music creators we take our responsibility to champion a more diverse and inclusive music industry seriously. We strive to reflect the diversity of the UK creative music community in our organisation and […]

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