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Ivors Academy appoints Charlene Brown to ethics committee

By | Published on Thursday 26 November 2020

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The Ivors Academy has appointed lawyer Charlene Brown as Chair of its new ethics committee, which will advise the UK songwriter association’s award-giving, membership and organisational standards.

“Music connects with people on an honest and emotional level like no other artform and it has the power to shape our attitudes and perspectives”, says Brown. “I am very excited to be working with The Ivors Academy and the UK’s community of music creators”.

“Developing a new ethical framework provides important opportunities for the Academy to lead progress and champion equality”, she adds. “Communication, transparency and fairness are pivotal to addressing divisive actions and driving real change”.

Ivors Academy CEO Graham Davies says: “The Ivors Academy is a community of songwriters and composers built on the principles of respect, support and encouragement. We stand for equality and stand against intolerance of all kinds. We need to strengthen our approach to ensure all members feel safe and supported. Charlene’s decade of experience in law, culture and investigations makes her a fantastic addition to our team”.