We are delighted to announce that Bruce Springsteen is the latest songwriter to become a Fellow of The Ivors Academy, the highest honour we bestow. 

The iconic US musician will collect the award at The Ivors with Amazon Music on 23rd May, becoming the first-ever international songwriter inducted into Fellowship in our 80-year history.

One of the most influential and important songwriters of all time, Bruce Springsteen’s induction into Fellowship recognises his outstanding contribution to the craft of songwriting and acknowledges his impact on the UK’s cultural landscape. 

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

He will become the twenty-seventh Fellow of the Academy, joining a roster of songwriter greats including Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Bush CBE, Joan Armatrading CBE, and Sting, who received the award in 2023.