The Ivors Academy has announced the first round of recipients of the coveted Gold Badge awards at The Savoy in London on October 11.
The 2019 ceremony will be hosted by Edith Bowman. It is the first awards since the rebrand from Basca.
The event is now in its 46th year. Contributions from across the industry will be acknowledged, including the worlds of music publishing, production and broadcasting, as well as champions of urban, dance, jazz and contemporary classical music.
Crispin Hunt, chair of The Ivors Academy, said: “For over 45 years we have presented Gold Badges to acknowledge those who have enriched and inspired the music creator community. The Ivors Academy is honoured to celebrate this diverse group of truly remarkable individuals, and pay tribute to their influence as highly influential champions of songwriters and composers in the UK.”
The Ivors Academy Gold Badge recipients for 2019 are:
Odaline de la Martinez, composer and conductor and artistic director of Lontano ensemble
Jane Dyball (pictured), music publishing exec and former CEO of the MPA Group
Olga FitzRoy, award-winning engineer and mixer and dedicated campaigner for self-employed families
Nikki Iles, jazz pianist, composer and educator
Omar Lye-Fook, British soul music singer, songwriter and artist
Thalia Myers, pianist and teacher
Trevor Nelson, broadcaster and champion of urban music
Chris Philips, broadcaster who has dedicated himself to the promotion of Jazz in the UK
Lohan Presencer, chairman of the Ministry of Sound Group
Vanessa Reed, president & CEO of New Music USA and former CEO of PRS Foundation