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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 […]

The deadline to submit written evidence to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry on streaming has now passed. This follows five months of campaigning by The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union, and may be the biggest opportunity we will collectively get to make the case for a fairer deal for songwriters, composers, and performers. Have your […]

The deadline to submit written evidence to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry on streaming has now passed. What does ‘giving evidence to the Select Committee inquiry’ mean? A Select Committee is a cross-party group of MPs who can run inquiries to research a specific topic and make recommendations to Government. As part of their research, […]

The deadline to submit written evidence to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry on streaming has now passed. The idea of giving evidence to a Select Committee can be daunting – especially when it’s about something as important and complex as streaming. But it doesn’t have to be. Here we run through what we believe will […]

The Ivors Academy and The Musicians’ Union have welcomed today’s announcement of a Government inquiry into streaming in the music industry and, in particular, the economic impact music streaming is having on artists and the sustainability of the wider music industry. This announcement follows a joint campaign by the organisations to Fix Streaming and Keep […]

Songwriters BrokenRecord YougGov survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by #BrokenRecord Campaign in association with the Musicians’ Union and The Ivors Academy reveals that a large majority of consumers believe the share received by creators and performers from digital music streaming is unfair. It shows they would prefer their subscriptions to be distributed differently and, were it to be reformed, […]

Orphy Robinson, Jin Jin and Daniel Kidane

Directors Orphy Robinson MBE, Jin Jin, Daniel Kidane write on behalf of The Ivors Academy Board Black History Month is a time to recognise, value and honour the achievements of black people throughout every aspect of society and life. The Ivors Academy takes this annual moment of celebration to reflect on the outstanding and far-reaching […]

The Chancellor has outlined a package of measures, which includes a new Jobs Support Scheme to protect returning workers, extending Self Employment Income Support Scheme in a reduced form and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors, and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans. Sadly, these measures are largely unfit to support […]

Kate Bush, Fellow of The Ivors Academy

British songwriter Kate Bush has been made a Fellow of The Ivors Academy, in recognition of her peerless and enduring achievements in music. The announcement was made today, 23 September, and is the highest honour that The Ivors Academy bestows. The Academy exists to represent and champion music creators in the UK and Ireland. Fellowship […]

Daniel Kidane, Jin Jin and Tom Gray

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 […]

The pandemic continues to impact on many parts of the music industry, in particular creatives. An Encore Musicians survey showed that 64% of musicians are considering changing careers. If the talent pipeline dries up it will be disastrous for the music industry and will have long-term negative consequences for employment, the economy and the UK’s […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, an Ivor Novello Award celebrates exceptional craft in music creation and is particularly important to the music industry as it represents peer recognition. This is the 65th year Ivor Novello Awards have been presented at The Ivors, the ceremony dedicated to honouring […]

The Ivors Academy has today announced a weeks’ worth of planned activities to celebrate songwriting and composing for screen, taking place during the week of The Ivors with Apple Music on 2 September. The programme will spotlight songwriting and composing greats through a number of free webinars and masterclasses which look to inspire, educate and […]

The Ivors Academy has announced it has expanded the nominations for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work Award at The Ivors 2020 from three to five songs. Higher Love written by Will Jennings and Steve Winwood and performed by Kygo x Whitney Houston and Someone You Loved written by Thomas Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Peter […]

We hope that the changes will bring about increased efficiency, balance and better decision making, issues which have dogged the collecting society for a number of years. Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy said: “Congratulations to Nigel Elderton, Simon Darlow and Andrea C. Martin who have led the governance review over the last 18 […]

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 announcement follows months of campaigning. Thousands of music creators have called out the #BrokenRecord industry, and trade bodies The Ivors Academy and the MU have been campaigning to #FixStreaming and Keep Music Alive, arguing that the disappearance of the live sector has highlighted just how broken the streaming market is. In May the organisations […]

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 […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music to celebrate exceptional craft in songwriting and screen composition. The nominations recognise works written by British and Irish songwriters and composers that were released in the UK in 2019. […]

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