Bruce Springsteen to Become a Fellow at Ivors Academy

Bruce Springsteen is the latest songwriter to be honored as a Fellow of the Ivors Academy with Amazon Music, with a ceremony that will take place at Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Springsteen will become the will become the first-ever international songwriter that the Academy has inducted into Fellowship in its 80-year history. He will become the 27th Fellow of the Academy, joining a roster of songwriters that include Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Bush CBE, Joan Armatrading CBE and Sting, who received the award in 2023.

“I’m proud to be the first international songwriter to be recognized by The Ivors Academy. In addition to recognizing my songwriting, the award stands as a tribute to the fans and friends who have supported me and my work for the last 50 years. This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative,” Springsteen said.

First presented in 1956, winning an Ivor Novello holds a special place in music as they are judged by award-winning songwriters and composers from The Ivors Academy — with winners joining a roll call of greats that includes Adele, Stormzy, RAYE, Little Simz, Cathy Dennis, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, Dave and John Lennon.

Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy, said: “There is no one more fitting than Bruce Springsteen to be the first international songwriter inducted into our Fellowship. Songwriters are powerful storytellers, who capture our lives, loves and hardships. Bruce has always told the greatest stories. The Fellowship marks the esteem in which he is held by all those who share his craft.”

To commemorate Springsteen being named an Academy Fellow, a limited edition vinyl of “The Best of Bruce Springsteen” in Jersey Devil Red can be purchased from Amazon.

This year’s nominees will be announced on Tuesday, April 23 and the winners will be revealed at The Ivors with Amazon Music at Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

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