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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 […]

The winners of The Ivors with Apple Music were exclusively revealed on The Matt Wilkinson Show on Apple Music 1 Radio. Listen again through Apple Music. Watch acceptance speeches from many of the 2020 Award winners: Best Album Grey Area Written by Inflo and Little Simz Performed by Little Simz Published in the UK by […]

Steve Mac

On 2 September 2020 Steve Mac received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year 2019. Presented since 1974 this Ivor Novello Award recognises a writer whose creativity has made an identifiable impact on the award year. The following is an extract from The Ivors 2020 official Awards brochure. The best songwriters go on […]

On 2 September 2020 Joan Armatrading MBE became the nineteenth Fellow of The Ivors Academy. An Academy Fellowship, the highest honour that The Ivors Academy bestows, recognises excellence and impact in the art and craft of music creation. Joan Armatrading’s four decades of superlative music-making has seen her release 21 albums, receive three Grammy nominations […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Ivors – now in their 65th year – celebrate excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, albums, film, TV and video game scores. Apple Music is supporting The Ivors Academy’s mission to cultivate the next generation of Ivor Novello Award winners. The Rising Star Award with Apple Music is the […]

The Ivors Academy has today announced that The Ivors ceremony at the Grosvenor House London, which was due to be held on 2 September 2020, will no longer go ahead.  However, the winners of Ivor Novello Awards for this year will still be announced on this date. The Ivors was postponed from its traditional May […]

An Ivor Novello Award is the highest accolade in songwriting and composing. Exclusively judged by music creators and presented by The Ivors Academy, the award is the pinnacle in the careers of many songwriters and composers. Named after the famous Welsh composer, Ivor Novello Awards have been presented by the Academy since 1956. The ceremony, […]

Bill had been a member of the Academy since 1964. Here his friend and fellow award winning songwriter Mitch Murray CBE pays tribute. Bill Martin MBE 1938-2020 It’s 1964, and I am drinking in a bar across the road from Denmark Street, basking in the glory of my second Number One in a row; ‘I […]

Graham Davies, CEO and Crispin Hunt, Chair of The Ivors Academy, said “Our heartfelt thanks to our partners, the Grosvenor House London, Apple Music and PRS for Music for working with us to find an alternative date for The Ivors this year. Thank you also to ticketholders and everyone involved in the awards, your continued […]

The information on this page refers to The Ivors 2020. For information regarding entering works for the current year, please go to https://ivorsacademy.com/awards/the-ivors/enter The Ivors Academy has opened the public call for entries across six nominated categories for The Ivors 2020. Marking its 65th year, The Ivors will return to the Grosvenor House in London […]

We are delighted to announce that The Ivors Academy has teamed with Apple Music to bring greater awareness, within and outside the UK, of our organisation, its activities and its incredibly talented members. For the next three years, The Ivors Academy together with Apple Music, will bring wider exposure and development opportunities for our members […]

Over the past ten years, I’ve had the privilege to work on our unique awards – The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards (previously the British Composer Awards). What makes an Ivor Novello Award (and previously a British Composer Award) so respected and prestigious is two-fold: categories are judged exclusively by music creators, so truly […]

The Ivors, now in their 64th year, celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, album, film, TV and video game scores released in the UK in 2018. The ceremony also saw the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards which recognise music creators for their wider contribution to […]

The Ivors, now in their 64th year, celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, album, film, TV and video game scores. The ceremony will also present Ivor Novello Awards that recognise music creators for their wider contribution to British music. Music creators nominated to receive an […]

The Ivors logo with Euterpe statuette

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing and are judged by the music writing community. The 64th Ivor Novello Awards will recognise works released in the UK in 2018. They will also honour songwriters and composers with gift of BASCA awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to UK music. The Ivors 2019 […]

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