Every music creator should have the chance to succeed, but many face barriers because of their background, location or funding. Inside Track gives emerging creators the chance to collaborate with Ivor Novello Award winner Cassell the Beatmaker, produce tracks, and receive mentoring and support on everything from their personal brand to releasing and publishing.
The music industry can be a bewildering place if you don’t have the knowledge or connections, so our new pre-degree diploma programme in creative entrepreneurship – TheWRD from The Ivors Academy – provides people aged 19+ with the opportunity to learn more about the business of music and find their feet in the industry.
To create change we need to support the next leaders to tackle long-standing inequalities. Our In the Room programme develops the leaders of tomorrow by providing paid opportunities for 18 to 24-year-old music creators to develop their management skills, increase industry contacts and engage with music industry boards and councils.
“By supporting The Ivors Academy Trust you are helping to change the face of the music industry.
It is important that Ivors winners of the future reflect the wonderful diverse culture across the UK.”
Jin Jin, songwriter
We are funded through donations, partnerships, grants and bequests.
Our partners include Help Musicians, PPL, PRS for Music, PRS Foundation and Youth Music.
You can create lifechanging opportunities for disadvantaged songwriters and composers by making a donation, becoming a corporate partner or remembering us in your will.Find out more
The Trust is led by passionate experts from across and beyond the music industry who are helping us to grow and develop our creative community.
EVP, Universal Music Publishing, Classics and Screen.
Music and Entertainment Partner at Harris and Trotter LLP Chartered Accountants.
Head of Investor Services, Utopia Music.
Chief Policy Adviser at Portland Communications, and writer and lyricist.
CEO of the Trust and Academy.
Independent Board Director of the Academy.
David Ferguson (1953 – 2009) was one of Britain’s most successful television composers. He served for six years as chairman of The Ivors Academy and was awarded a Fellowship, our highest honour. David dedicated much of his life to campaigning about the rights of songwriters and composers. In 2013, David left a portion of his estate to The Ivors Academy Trust to support our education programmes.
The Ivors Academy Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales, number 1080325.