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1. Rising Star Award with Apple Music

This award honours young, British or Irish songwriting and composition talent who demonstrate exceptional potential, ambition and have begun to capture the imagination of the music creator community.

Eligibility 

(a) To be eligible the individual(s) must be a British or Irish national or ordinarily resident in the UK during the year ending 31 December 2019.

(b) To be eligible the individual(s) must be an active Standard Under 25 member of The Ivors Academy at the time of entry.

To be eligible for Standard Under 25 membership of The Ivors Academy, the songwriter or composer must be aged between 18 and 24. They must also be a member of the Performing Right Society or other recognised music collecting society or have comparable grand rights income.

(c) Previous acknowledgement with an Ivor Novello Award or nomination precludes entry to the Rising Star Award with Apple Music

Entry

(d) Entrants must submit 3 works for consideration.

The works submitted should demonstrate the entrants exceptional songwriting or composition talent.
The Academy may request details of writing splits if submitted works are co-written.

(e) For song submissions entrants must submit an audio file of the song (at least 128 kbps MP3) accompanied by a PDF copy of the song lyrics.

(f) For compositional submissions (excluding music to picture) entrants must submit an audio file of the composition (at least 128 kbps MP3), and a written score or lead sheet if one exists.

(g) For music to picture submissions (films, television broadcasts or advertisements) entrants must submit an MPEG4 or QuickTime MOV file. Where the original work exceeds 10mins duration the entrant is invited to submit an edited video containing a selection of original music cues from the broadcast, totalling no longer 
than 10mins.

(h) For video game scores entrants must submit an MPEG4 or QuickTime MOV file containing a selection of original music cues from the game, totalling no longer than 10mins. This should include a mixture of game play and in-game cinematic.

(i) A full biography of individual(s) including any supporting reviews or endorsements of their musical compositions or songwriting to date.

Candidates for Nomination

(j) There will be no more than five nominees.

(k) There will be one winner in this category.

(l) One hand cast bronze statuette (Ivor Novello Award) will be presented to the winner. 

(m) The winner will also receive ongoing support and mentorship from Apple Music.

Judging

(n) An Ivor Novello Award represents peer recognition and all eligible submissions will be assessed by The Ivors Committee or those it delegates responsibility to.

(o) In all cases, the final decision rests with The Ivors Academy and correspondence will not be entered into with respect to such decisions.