Adrian York, Senior Lecturer on the Music: Production, Performance and Enterprise BA BMus course, wrote an article for The Conversation about Kate Bush, an English singer-songwriter, who received a prestigious fellowship of the Ivors Academy.

Adrian York wearing sunglasses and a hat with blue strips around him

Talking about the singer-songwriter, York said: “Kate Bush, the grand dame of British pop, has just been awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Ivors Academy, the UK’s independent professional association for music creators. It’s an appropriate honour – Bush is the artist who in many ways opened the door for women creators in the UK music industry.” 

York also discussed the fellowship, later adding: “The Ivors Academy Fellowship is regarded as the ultimate recognition for UK composers and songwriters as it is bestowed by fellow creatives. The list of fellows is a who’s who of pop music’s great and good, including Paul McCartney, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Peter Maxwell Davies and David Arnold. Membership of this elite club spans the musical theatre, pop and classical worlds – and the addition of Armatrading and Bush adds some welcome diversity.”

Read the full article on The Conversation’s website

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