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The Other Songs Live returns for 2024

The Other Songs Live is returning to the London Palladium for the biggest live performance-based celebration of songwriters of all time on Monday 20th May 2024.

Dave Stewart performing at The Other Songs 2023

Presented by The Other Songs in partnership with The Ivors Academy, the event will raise funds for three music charities: The BRIT School, The Ivors Academy Trust and Nordoff and Robbins

The Other Songs Live is an event that celebrates the most distinguished living songwriters, offering unparalleled access to both legendary and emerging talent. Audiences can expect a combination of performances, interviews, and storytelling, bringing them ‘backstage’ as The Other Songs delves into the origins of some of the greatest songs ever written. The show takes place during Ivors Week – an appreciation of songwriters and their craft building up to the iconic awards show, The Ivors with Amazon Music, on 23 May.

The event is set to showcase some of the world’s most revered artists and composers. Previous years have featured Grammy and BRIT winners alongside rising stars; performers included: Raye, Nile Rodgers, Mick Fleetwood, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, A R Rahman, Fraser T Smith, Tom Odell, Dave Stewart and Katie Melua among others. This year’s lineup is soon to be announced. 

First started in 2017, The Other Songs Live has now welcomed more than 300 songwriters through its doors, growing year-on-year. 2023’s edition raised £65,000 for charity and generated several viral moments which have since gathered over 25 million views on social media, including The Kaiser Chiefs’ Nick Hodgson explaining that the inspiration behind “Ruby” was a dog, Dave Stewart breaking down “Sweet Dreams” and more. 

Money raised this year will go towards supporting three brilliant music charities: The BRIT School, the UK’s leading performing and creative arts school dedicated to free creative education and training for young artists, The Ivors Academy Trust, which helps songwriters and composers to develop their creativity and skills to build careers in music, and Nordoff and Robbins, which uses music therapy to help people of all ages living with conditions such as dementia or mental health challenges.

Members of The Ivors Academy will be able to purchase limited pre-sale tickets from Wednesday 13th March before they are available to the general public on Friday 15th March. 

Al Webber, Co-Founder, The Other Songs, said: “This year’s lineup features extraordinary songwriting talent, including musical legends, rising stars and today’s hitmakers. We’ll hear stories behind some of the world’s greatest songs and see live performances by the songwriters who wrote them. The Other Songs is proudly partnering with The Ivors Academy and ticket sales will support three incredible charities, The BRIT School, Ivors Academy Trust and Nordoff & Robbins.”

Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy and Mercury Prize winner, said “We’re thrilled to collaborate again with The Other Songs to present an unforgettable evening of music and stories during Ivors Week. This intimate evening is a special opportunity to celebrate the power of songwriting, raise funds for music charities, and be part of the excitement leading up to the Ivor Novello Awards.”

Stuart Worden, Principal of The BRIT School said: “Following the hugely successful show last year, we are thrilled to be part of this special moment again celebrating songwriting. Students past and present are excited to be part of it. For many it has been their launchpad into the music industry. Thank you to The Other Songs. We need to keep BRIT special.”

Sandy Trappitt, Director of Fundraising, Nordoff and Robbins said: “We’re beyond excited to be part of The Other Songs Live! Songwriting is a huge part of music therapy, helping people to express themselves and process thoughts and feelings, so we really understand the power of it. 

And to be part of this event with our friends The Brit School and Ivors Trust makes it all the more special. We can’t thank The Other Songs enough for their support. I can’t wait for the night on 20 May. I hope to see you all down there supporting the power of music.”  

Michelle Escoffery, Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and Chair of The Ivors Academy Trust said: “We are thrilled to be part of The Other Songs again in 2024. Last year, the event raised tens of thousands of pounds for music charities, including the Trust, while spotlighting some of our most talented songwriters. Every sponsor and each ticket sold allows for more help and support provided for music creators to overcome barriers and achieve their full potential.”


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