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Gold Badge 2019 date announced

The much loved annual Gold Badge lunch is returning to The Savoy in London this October for its 46th year.

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The Ivors Academy Gold Badge, which celebrates outstanding individuals who have supported songwriters and composers in the UK, will take place on Friday 11th October from 11:30.

Presented since 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge honours exceptional people from right across the music industry. Each year we invite Academy members to nominate individuals to receive a Gold Badge in recognition of their support of the music creator community.

Over the years, the annual Gold Badge has acknowledged hundreds of inspiring and influential individuals, from music publishers and managers, to broadcasters, producers and creators themselves.

Gold Badge 2018 recipient, Matthew Scott, said of this recognition:

“I’m very flattered to be receiving a Gold Badge, especially because the award was voted for by colleagues. It’s recognition for a branch of musical activity which normally passes unacknowledged.”

Nick Wollage, who was presented with a Gold Badge last year, has said:

“I genuinely can’t think of a greater compliment. To be recognised in the form of this wonderful award for my contribution to their work makes me proud beyond words.”

Nominations are currently open. If you are an Academy member and you would like to nominate someone you can do so by visiting the Members Area, ahead of the deadline on Friday 3rd May.

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