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Here you can find information and guidance around all aspects of music creation – from legal and financial advice through to inspirational insights from other composers and songwriters.

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Our journey to strengthen diversity in our awards

Fran Matthews, Director of Awards and Membership at The Ivors Academy, explains how our Awards department work to improve the diversity of creator representation in our celebration activity

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Hooked on a Feeling – Jin Jin Interview

Platinum-selling songwriter Jin Jin, aka Janée Bennett, talks hook writing, genre hopping and collaborating with compassion.

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New Horizons – meet Jennifer Walshe

Liam Cagney meets the new British Composer Award for Innovation recipient Jennifer Walshe.

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Perfect Pop – Cathy Dennis Interview

“Find out what works for you – and know what works for you – and don’t compromise on that”

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Writing the History of Song

Legendary songwriter Bill Martin talks about big hits and business ventures that changed the songwriting game forever.

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The Art of Negotiation

Award-winning composer and sound designer, Marc Sylvan, on knowing your worth –and knowing how to get it.

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Supporting Artists’ Mental Health

Over the last few years, the mental health and wellbeing of musicians has been a subject of much discussion. So how is the industry responding?

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Plagiarism vs. Inspiration

Justin Goldspink, barrister at GSC Solicitors LLP, demystifies the complex and fast-moving world of infringement for songwriters.

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Five Top Tax Tips for Composers and Lyricists

Records, plumbers, sunny days, expenses and talking — Eric Longley, Director of Taxation at Prager Metis, London, shares his top tips for beating the taxman.

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