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The event, in partnership with the Ivors Academy, returns to the London Palladium for a spectacular evening celebrating some of the world’s greatest songwriters. It raises money for three music charities – The Ivors Academy Trust, The BRIT School and Nordoff & Robbins.  The sold-out event was made possible thanks to its sponsorship partners, who […]

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 […]

Black Lives In Music (BLiM), the organisation set up to address racial inequality in the music industry and create opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians and professionals, have launched their #YourSafetyYourSay survey on bullying and harassment in the music industry. After becoming aware of shocking abuse, BLiM will use the anonymous survey to collect […]

Image of Elena Segal with Ivors Academy Honours logo

Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy said, “Elena is one of the most accomplished and respected music executives in the UK. Throughout her career Elena has consistently championed the value of songwriters and music publishing. Notably, she has been at the forefront of global music licensing as technology transformed the industry. For her contributions […]

Elton John and Bernie Taupin at The Ivors 1986

The Other Songs Live celebrates the most distinguished songwriters, offering audiences an intimate, ‘backstage’ experience – the event is a combination of performances, interviews, and storytelling throughout the evening.  Bernie Taupin, one of the all-time greatest lyricists and winner of eight Ivor Novello Awards, will take the stage shedding light on one of the most […]

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 […]

Dave Stewart performing at The Other Songs 2023

Presented by The Other Songs in partnership with The Ivors Academy, the event will raise funds for three music charities: The BRIT School, The Ivors Academy Trust and Nordoff and Robbins.  The Other Songs Live is an event that celebrates the most distinguished living songwriters, offering unparalleled access to both legendary and emerging talent. Audiences […]

Roberto Neri

Roberto has over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles across the music industry. Most recently CEO of the publishing arm of Believe, which represents over 400,000 songwriters and composers globally, Roberto’s previous roles include Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Utopia Music Services, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development at Downtown […]

Aisha Kigs is a Pop R&B singer/songwriter from Cardiff, Wales who is passionate about “pushing the envelope and creating a world” through her music. Isaac Stunna is a rapper and songwriter from East London. He uses music as a way express how he is feeling at a giving moment in time and is keen to […]

Neumann Berlin and Ivors Academy logos with photo of two Neumann microphones

Neumann, the world-renowned manufacturer of professional audio equipment, and The Ivors Academy, the UK’s professional association for songwriters and composers, have announced a new partnership focused on supporting and empowering music creators. The collaboration brings together Neumann’s unparalleled legacy in audio innovation with The Ivors Academy’s dedication to advocating for, supporting and championing music creators […]

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Our gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting is based on 18 members of staff in December 2023. The Government requires companies who have over 250 employees to publish gender pay gap data and in January 2024 the Women and Equalities Committee recommended that music industry companies with over 100 employees should be required to publish […]

In The Room is a leadership development and educational programme for songwriters and composers who want to be an advocate and leader in the industry.    WHAT TO EXPECT Over the course of a six-eight months, four songwriters and composers will get the opportunity to work with their peers and members of The Ivors Academy Trust to conduct […]

The Ivors Academy, in partnership with YouTube Music, has announced an exclusive Songwriting Camp, hosted at Qube East, in London. A first of its kind for The Ivors Academy, this special event offers members a unique opportunity for music-making, creative collaboration, and industry networking.  In addition to songwriting with fellow Ivors Academy members, the special […]

Victoria Canal

The programme features performances from Ivor Novello Rising Star Award winner Victoria Canal and nominee Rachel Chinouriri, alongside Crae Wolf a graduate from our creative development programme Inside Track. Across eight days there will be 12 shows, with 8 night and 4 afternoon shows. Established acts including Ash, Gruff Rhys, and Frank Turner & The Sleeping […]

VV Brown

.The key findings are that: 52% of board members across UK music trade bodies are women and non-binary individuals, up from 32% in 2020. 16% of board members are women from a global majority background, up from 3% in 2020. 100% of the organisations featured have increased gender representation on their boards. Over 55% of […]

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It is a first step to give creators a clear understanding of how they are paid when their music is streamed. The Ivors Academy has signed up to the code, along with other trade bodies from the UK music industry. There is now a six-month implementation period before it comes into effect. We welcome the […]

Rebecca Ferguson at The Ivors 2022

The report has several key findings: Sexual misconduct, including assault and harassment, are endemic in the music industry and often go unreported. Career paths are hindered by lack of support, gender bias, and unequal opportunities. Self-employment is prevalent in the industry and exacerbates these challenges, leaving women vulnerable to exploitation. Women facing multiple forms of discrimination experience intensified barriers and abuse. There are […]

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, […]

Charli XCX with an Ivor Novello Award at The Ivors 2023

This year, The Ivors Academy, the UK’s leading membership organisation for songwriters and composers, championed and promoted the rights and achievements of music creators, and supported our members’ careers through campaigning, programmes, partnerships and benefits. We partnered with Amazon Music to grow the world’s biggest celebration of songwriters and screen composers, The Ivors. The event […]

Credits Due logo over image of a bass guitar

The global initiative Credits Due has unveiled a new toolkit to empower music associations and organisations to promote the significance of credits and metadata in the music industry, ensuring that creators receive due compensation for all uses of their work. Find out more and request the toolkit. Björn Ulvaeus launched Credits Due at The Ivors […]


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