Write on! Ivors Academy chair says 'change is coming' for songwriters as biz enters new era

Andre Paine

Crispin Hunt has told Music Week that songwriters are more important to the music industry than ever before.

“There’s a lot of opportunity for songwriters in 2019 and they’re playing a massive role in the business,” said Hunt, chair of The Ivors Academy, which rebranded from BASCA in March.

Hunt said songwriters are playing a key role in nurturing new acts.

“Writers are doing an awful lot of the development with artists at the moment, with labels playing a lesser ...

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