British Academy of Composers and Songwriters

  1. German Lifetime Honor For Peter Thomas

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German composer Peter Thomas will receive the lifetime achievement award at the inaugural German Music Authors' Awards, presented by the collecting society GEMA on May 28 in Berlin. GEMA CEO Dr. Harald Heker announced the honor for 83-yea ...

  2. Euro Composers, Songwriters Appeal With EC Pres

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A delegation of composers and songwriters today met with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to discuss their concerns on a looming decision which they claim could have a "lasting disaster for all Europeans, culturally." Th ...

  3. GEMA To Establish Germany's 'Ivors'

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA is planning to launch an awards gala from next May, which will be loosely based on the model of Britain's esteemed Ivor Novello Awards. A committee comprising the likes of Dagmar Sikorski, president of the G ...

  4. Ivors For Winehouse, Gilmour, Collins

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The buzz ahead of today's Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in central London was mostly centered on whether Amy Winehouse would show. Well, she did in the end, but not until 10 minutes after her father had graced the stage to collect her one and ...

  5. Winehouse In The Hunt For Ivors

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, Amy Winehouse is among the favorites to collect a gong at the 53rd Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 22 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. The British singer is nominated twice in the category for best song musically ...

  6. Feedback Mixed Over CISAC, EC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Composer and performer groups have backed the provisional deal CISAC agreed with the European Commission to reform the way royalties are collected. However, the plans are being vigorously opposed by media and telecom giants, who say the changes wi ...

  7. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  8. Ivors Nominations Unveiled

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John collects multiple nominations for the coveted Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 24 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. John's teamwork with the Scissor Sisters' on the track "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'& ...

  9. EU Parliament Votes On Pan-Euro Music Licensing

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament today voted for binding legislation on the online music market, but warned that collective online licensing should be opened-up gradually. The European members of parliament said that a "big bang" opening of onlin ...

  10. Rackow's New Law Firm

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music lawyer Patrick Rackow is leaving Steeles, the U.K.-based legal firm where he has served as a music and entertainment industry consultant for the last four years, to launch his own business. Based in Wandsworth, London, Patrick Rackow Legal a ...

  11. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  12. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  13. Roedy To Keynote BPI AGM

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI's annual general meeting, which takes place July 12 in London. MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI ...

  14. Coldplay Run Hot In Ivors Nominations

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, British pop/rock act Coldplay is the frontrunner leading up to the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, which will be held May 25 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. With three nominations, British pop/rock act Coldplay is ...

  15. Yoxall Splits BMR

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Henri Yoxall, GM of British Music Rights for the past seven years, exited the trade body today (April 7). Henri Yoxall, GM of British Music Rights for the past seven years, exited the trade body today (April 7). Yoxall has decided to "move on ...

  16. Music Creators Voice Fears On EC-Led Reforms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriters and composers warned Thursday (Feb. 23) that they could find their creativity stifled by multinational monopolies if the European Union agreed to reforms on authors' rights. Songwriters and composers have warned that they could fi ...

  17. The Darkness Shine Light On The Ivors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Darkness were today named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 14-category awards are p Members of the Darkness were today named songw ...

  18. The Darkness Shine Light On The Ivors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Darkness were today named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 14-category awards are p Members of the Darkness were today named songw ...

  19. BMR Appoints New Director General

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed Emma Pike as director general, with effect from early September British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed ...

  20. Fulton Quits As BMR Director General

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kate Fulton has resigned as director general of British Music Rights (BMR), the London-based lobbying body for author/publisher interests. Kate Fulton has resigned as director general of British Music Rights (BMR), the London-based lobbying body f ...