The Ivors - Celebrating great music

The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters represents the interests of UK music writers across all genres of music. Formed in 1999 the Academy brought together writers of all genres; creating a single powerful voice on behalf of all UK music writers working across three main areas:

Whether on questions of copyright protection in the digital age, issues facing the subsidised music sector or legislation affecting film and broadcasting, the Academy speaks up for Britainís songwriters and composers.

Member Services
We endeavour to offer the highest level of support to our members through a number of services listed on our website and through our personal service to them as individuals. Our services aim to help writers to develop and improve their music career and to foster a community in what is frequently a solitary freelance world.

The Academy is proud to host and present The Ivor Novello Awards which are internationally respected as Britainís major platform for recognising its songwriting and composing talents.
To find out more about the Academy and how to become a member please visit:


The 53rd Ivor Novello Awards took place on 22 May 2008 at the Grosvenor House Hotel

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