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Composing To A Brief with ABRSM Join composers Alan Bullard, Kristina Arakelyan, and ABRSM Partnerships Manager and composer James Welburn as they explore the world of composing to a brief with ABRSM. By placing the performer at the heart of the compositional process, writing music even within the strict parameters of a graded music exam […]

Be more productive by joining this online space with other songwriters and composers as you independently start, edit, re-write, or finish your own project, song or piece of work. This online-focused writing session is led by our Ivors Academy songwriters and composers. We will ask everyone to share what they are working on and the […]

Join us for the first Virtual Monthly Member Social of the New Year on Monday, 30th January 2023! This month we will be joined by representatives of the PRS Members’ Fund which is a benevolent fund that can help with support and advice for those struggling financially, physically or emotionally – whether you’re in crisis […]

About this Session The Ivors Academy pilot an online writing session bringing together members to work on various music projects. We would love this session to be hosted by a different songwriter or composer each week. If you would be interested in hosting the first session please email events@ivorsacademy.com Time and date: Tuesday 10th January […]

About this Session This presentation will discuss the impact of new AI technologies on music rights. We will discuss authorship of AI generated works, and the extent to which AI can be considered a tool. We will also cover the issue of text and data mining, and how exceptions to the reproduction right are affecting […]

TikTok Best Practice session- An introductory guide to using TikTok as an artist, songwriter or composer. In this session you’ll learn; How to stay authentic and curate your brand on TikTok, Trending Hashtags, General Do’s and Don’ts plus a look through some examples. This session is aimed at those that are new to the platform […]

Composers Against Buyouts: Negotiation Skills for Media Composers As part of the Composers Against Buyouts campaign, the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union are hosting a training webinar to allow composers to better understand the process of negotiating, and how it can be used to improve commissioning deals. Many contracts may appear to be offered on […]

As part of the Composers Against Buyouts campaign, the Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union are hosting a training webinar to allow composers to better understand the process of negotiating, and how it can be used to improve commissioning deals. Many contracts may appear to be offered on a take-it-or-leave it basis, but often there is […]

The Ivors Academy, Musicians’ Union (MU) and the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland are hosting a joint online workshop which will help self employed screen composers establish the basic principles of pricing and how to accurately place value on the work they do. The workshop will cover navigating upfront fees, budgets on projects and getting […]

February is LGBTQI+ History Month and in recognition our LGBTQI+ working group are doing a take over. The LGBTQI+ working group is a space for LGBT+ people (and allies) to share stories and experiences and consider ways to improve the music industry. Members of the working group will come along to the event on Monday […]

This session will examine the key aspects of a publishing agreement and provide an overview of different publishing deal structures.  It will also consider the lawyer / client relationship and address some common concerns and queries regarding publishing splits. Simkins is a leading media/entertainment law firm with an excellent reputation. Its broad client base includes […]

Together with Netflix join us for a live virtual conversation with director, writer, producer and composer Jeymes Samuel to discuss his critically acclaimed, award-winning movie ‘The Harder They Fall‘. Jeymes will be talking to Ivor Novello winning singer-songwriter Laura Mvula about his film making process, working with global superstars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King […]

Following the appointment of The Ivors Academy Senate, The Ivors Academy looks forward to rolling out member networks from the start of 2022. This month’s social will provide further information about next steps for the members’ Senate, council and networks and how you, as members, can drive the future of the organisation. Join The Ivors […]

October is Black History Month, and joining us for this month’s Member Social is Singer, Songwriter and Artist, Melissa James to talk about Music, Activism and her initiative, Stronger on Sundays – Conversations with Compassion on Racial and Social Justice in a music-filled space. Come along to find out more about how you can engage […]

About this event Navigating the music business, as well as the creative, logistical, financial, and emotional pressures that come with being a musician, can make sustaining a career in the industry incredibly challenging. Join us to explore how you can use your experience in the industry to empower musicians to take the next step in […]

Brian Eno and Professor Brian Cox will present this year’s David Ferguson Lecture as they explore the music industry’s role within the climate emergency. It has never been more urgent to reflect on the music industry’s impact on the climate. From streaming to touring, how can the industry assume more responsibility and transform its attitude […]

Join us on Wednesday 8th September at 18:00 – 19:30 for a virtual information evening to find out more about the Academy, how you can get involved, and be part of an incredible community of diverse, talented and dedicated songwriters.

Each third Monday of the month, we will give an update on The Ivors Academy’s activities, provide members the opportunity to get involved in projects and introduce new members to the community. We encourage members from across the country to join the online sessions, which will take place as Zoom meetings and include rotating breakout […]

The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union (MU) are hosting a joint online event for aspiring and new media composers. About the event: The session will explore the ways in which a composer can start to find and secure media commissions and the skills needed. Experienced panellists will provide insight on pitching and commissioning processes, general […]

Have A Say – CEO, Graham Davies will be joining us to discuss the upcoming changes that will be proposed at our next AGM and there will also be a short conversation on how you can vote. Join The Ivors Academy’s Monthly Member Socials to network with The Ivors Academy community and meet other members. […]


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