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Raye playing the piano at The Ivors 2023

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in leading and growing organisations, as well as a deep understanding of the music industry. They will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Academy’s work, from campaigning and celebrating songwriters and composers to developing and implementing strategic plans. We welcome and strongly […]

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 […]

Photo of ILĀ, artist, producer and creator director with the text: The Ivors Academy explores AI. What is AI? A guide to key terms

It’s easy to feel flummoxed wading through the quagmire of jargon when trying to get to grips with AI – let alone what it means for us as creators of music. More often than not, conversations about AI and music become circular – focussed on our fear over it as a threat to our artistry. […]

The Ivors Academy today announced that Graham Davies will be stepping down as its Chief Executive to take up the role of President and CEO of DiMA (Digital Media Association). In a statement, Davies said, “I am very proud to have led The Ivors Academy for the last five years. We delivered an ambitious plan […]

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 […]

The programme helps emerging UK-based composers from diverse backgrounds explore the many opportunities that exist for composers working in educational settings, whether writing for a school orchestra, community choir, graded exam syllabus or online resource. The composers will receive dedicated mentoring from composer and educator Sarah Watts, as well as specialist input as they work […]

The Ivors Academy, the UK’s leading organisation for songwriters and composers, has announced the speaker line-up for its upcoming Global Creators Summit on AI and Music, taking place on 20th September 2023 at Tanner Warehouse in London. The summit, supported by PRS for Music, will explore the latest developments in AI and music, and how […]

The vors Academy explores AI. Is AI the future of music or threat to human creativity? With image of Kevin Sargent, composer.

In a world where artificial intelligence has seamlessly integrated itself into every facet of our lives, from crafting tailored recommendations to automating intricate tasks, there emerges a resounding question: will human creativity find itself eclipsed by the inexorable rise of AI-generated art, particularly in the realm of music? While the harmonious symphony between humans and […]

The Other Songs Live, May 2023. Dave Stewart performing.

The Other Songs Live event brought the biggest ever live performance-based celebration of songwriters to the London Palladium, featuring incredible performances from the world’s top songwriters and raising £65,000 for two music charities. Presented in partnership with The Ivors Academy and hosted by Al Webber of Other Songs, proceeds from the sold-out event will go […]

Get Paid Guide. Your music, your data, your money

A new website for songwriters, composers and artists has launched to help to demystify music metadata. The Get Paid Guide equips music creators with quick and easy step-by-step guidance on what music data is, why it matters, and what to do with it. It empowers songwriters and composers to take control of their music data […]

In March 2021 when the UK government had just published the roadmap that would take us out of the third national Covid-19 lockdown, The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union expanded their umbrella Keep Music Alive campaign beyond streaming and into the world of media composition.  The Composers Against Buyouts Campaign was launched with the ultimate […]

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 […]

The Ivors Songs Lives at the London Palladium.

The Ivors Academy and The Other Songs, the independent music and entertainment company founded by Alastair and Billy Webber, are partnering to present a special event at The London Palladium on Tuesday 16th May, 2023. Taking place during Ivors Week and two days before the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, The Other Songs and The Ivors […]

Written by James Welburn, Partnerships Manager, ABRSM As a composer myself, and a member of The Ivors Academy, managing the programme is a tremendous privilege and a real highlight of my role as ABRSM’s Partnerships Manager. The programme has been supported by The Ivors Academy since its launch in 2021 and represents just one strand […]

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 […]

As a community of songwriters and composers, The Ivors Academy wants to honour and celebrate exceptional individuals from the music industry who are creating positive change and championing music creators. We will recognise the innovators, the trailblazers, the leaders and unsung heroes who inspire and support us.  Ivors Academy Honours continue the legacy of the […]

Royal Coronation composer Shirley J Thompson OBE, Fellow of The Ivors Academy Julian Joseph, composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan, Ivor Novello winning composer Robin Haigh, Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement winner Erika Fox, award winning composer Raymond Yiu and Ivor Novello nominated composer Anne Dudley have co-signed a letter with 462 composers and musicians showing […]

BBC Singers at Maida Vale

The BBC’s new strategy for classical music makes for deeply alarming reading for composers and music creators across the UK and beyond. BBC Singers occupy a unique place in our nation’s musical life, performing new works by dozens of living composers each year. Their closure would be an enormous and irreplaceable loss to the contemporary […]

Robert Smith and Simon Gallup from The Cure at The Ivors 2022

“Thank you for playing your part in this diverse and inspirational community. We can be proud of our work to put songwriters and composers centre stage by celebrating your achievements, campaigning for your rights, widening access to a career in the creative industries and helping to create new connections.” Graham Davies, Chief Executive CELEBRATING We […]

Academy icon on a multicoloured background

The Ivors Academy has published its second pay gap report as part of our commitment to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are a growing organisation with a small team of 18, well below the Government threshold of 250 employees that requires companies to publish information about gender pay gaps. No organisations in the UK […]


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