Tag: ivors academy
‘The song value has been suppressed… because of the industry mechanics’
Yesterday's second session at the UK's parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming was another double-header, featuring representatives of musicians. Graham Davies is chief executive of songwriters body...
February 11, 2021
New appointments for The Brit Trust and Ivors Academy
British music industry bodies have recently been under scrutiny for the diversity of their management, boards and teams. Making progress on this front is an ongoing process, and today there are new appointments to talk about...
July 29, 2020
‘Before the MP3 the music industry thought it sold music…’
"The MP3 file has become the URL," said Spotify boss Daniel Ek 10 years ago, in 2010. Yet the MP3 lives on: it's actually celebrating its silver (25th) anniversary today, with the file extension name .mp3 having been minted...
July 14, 2020
UK musician bodies criticise Epidemic Sound / Adobe deal
In June, creative-software company Adobe announced the launch of a library of royalty-free music and audio with partners Epidemic Sound and Jamendo. Now two bodies representing musicians in the UK have attacked one of those...
July 8, 2020
Keep Music Alive campaign aims to ‘fix streaming now’
The UK's Musicians' Union and The Ivors Academy have teamed up for a campaign called 'Keep Music Alive' which the two organisations say "aims to ‘fix streaming’ and calls for industry stakeholders to come together to...
May 11, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (16 April)
There’s more news from the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund in the US, which has now secured contributions from collecting societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. The fund is now past the $10m mark on the back of support from all...
April 16, 2020
Apple Music partners with UK songwriting body The Ivors Academy
UK songwriters body The Ivors Academy (the organisation formerly known as BASCA) has inked an interesting deal with Apple Music. Set for three years, the partnership will “bring wider exposure and development opportunities...
October 28, 2019
Ivors Academy looks to next generation with new Youth Network
British songwriting body The Ivors Academy (formerly BASCA) is looking to the next generation, with a new ‘Youth Network’ initiative. The body says it will involve creating partnerships with universities, colleges and...
September 24, 2019