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Category: The Ivors Academy

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 […]

They will have a year-long unique experience working alongside Ivor Novello Award winning producer, songwriter and drummer Cassell The Beatmaker. Inside Track is delivered by Cassell’s community interest company In The Making, in partnership with PPL, The Ivors Academy and The Ivors Academy Trust. In the Making advances the progression of aspiring musicians and recording […]

David Ferguson

I’m Alfons Karabuda, composer and president of ECSA, the European Composer and Songwriter alliance. Something I would not have been without David Ferguson. In fact, I doubt if our European alliance of songwriters, composers and lyricists would have existed today without him. David was one of Britain’s most successful television composers and Chair of BASCA, […]

The Ivors Academy Pay Gap Report 2021

The report is based on the pay of 14 members of staff, which is considerably under the Government threshold of 250 employees that requires companies to publish information about gender pay gaps, and no organisations in the UK are currently obliged to publish ethnicity pay gaps. Reporting on the pay of a small number of […]

In a move to welcome and support more songwriters and composers at all stages of their careers, standard members no longer need to be a member of a Performing Rights Organisation, such as PRS for Music, to be eligible to join The Ivors Academy. We strongly recommend that all music creators register with a PRO, […]

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 […]

Female Academy board directors and trustees

This comes with the appointment of composers Hannah Peel and Kevin Sargent to the Academy Board, as Mark Ayres and Marc Sylvan’s terms on the Board come to an end. Charlotte Harris, Music and Entertainment Partner at Harris and Trotter LLP Chartered Accountants, has joined the Trust Board. Emily Saunders, Board Director and Chair of […]

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 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 […]

The Music Creators Mentoring Programme facilitates access to the wider music-making community, matching skills and knowledge. It provides creators with a space to learn, develop and maximise their potential. Successful mentoring partnerships change lives by drawing out and developing talent, by providing career development advice and the impetus for lifelong professional relationships. They benefit mentors […]

Crispin Hunt, Chair of The Ivors Academy Words were never meant to paint a sense of music. Only to accompany it. Words can’t hope to interpret the melody of our dear friend, musician, inspiration, mentor, thinker, innovator and visionary Rupert Hine. Rupert passed away on 4th June 2020 at his home, with his family beside […]

The decimation of concerts and the commissions for live performance will devastate classical composers’ earnings and playing living composers music will provide royalties and promotion at a critical time. The BBC is the largest commissioner of classical music in the UK and has access to thousands of recordings of contemporary classical recordings – many of […]

The Dundonian pop star has curated Scotland’s first ever all-female songwriting camp to inspire talented music writers and encourage more women to get involved in the profession. During the lead up to IWD, we speak to Charlotte to find out more about her motivations, inspirations and why setting up this new initiative is so important […]

The Ivors Academy has made a number of major announcements to showcase the work of jazz songwriters and composers across the UK. Born out of today’s flourishing jazz scene, the new initiatives look to support and champion the vibrancy of British home-grown talent, through providing a platform that will allow creators to thrive in their […]

In 2019 we have been proud to reflect on the enormous contribution the Academy has made to composers and songwriters, in its many guises, over 75 years. We are a community of creators that draws strength from our history with an eye on the horizon to protect our songwriters and composers in an ever-changing industry. […]

Moderated by acclaimed composer and Chair of The Ivors Academy Media Committee Mark Ayres, the Academy welcomed Sky Music’s Peter Bradbury, BBC Studios’ Dominic Walker, Netflix’s Dominic Houston, BBC Music Copyright’s Nicky Bignell and Manner McDade’s Harriet Moss. In attendance were many members of The Ivors Academy, representatives of MCPS, PRS, the MU and other […]

The sudden death of composer Jonathan Goldstein, along with his wife Hannah Marcinowicz and their daughter, shocked the community last month when it was announced the family tragically died in a plane crash in Switzerland. Jonathan, who was a member of The Ivors Academy from 2010 – 2019, was a multi-award winning composer for film, […]

Nicky Carder will join the organisation next month to fill a newly created role as Membership Manager. Nicky has previously served a one and a half year tenure at the Music Managers Forum (MMF) as Membership Secretary. She will join the membership team headed up by Fran Matthews, who was promoted earlier in the year […]

Designed to create mutually rewarding collaborations, the initiative will establish a wide network of partnerships between The Ivors Academy and leading universities, colleges and organisations across the country, offering a framework of compelling activities, benefits and services to support the next generation of creative talent. In Winter 2019 as part of the Network, we are […]


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