Bruce Springsteen (Picture: Danny Clinch)

Bruce Springsteen to become Ivors Academy Fellow

He's the first international songwriter to receive the honour.

Sam Moore
  • By Sam Harteam Moore
  • 27 Mar 2024
  • min read

Bruce Springsteen is set to become the next Fellow of the Ivors Academy, marking the first time that an international songwriter has received the honour.

The US artist has been hailed as 'one of the most influential and important songwriters of all time' by the Ivors Academy. His induction in May will be the first of its kind in the Fellowship's 80-year history, meaning that Bruce joins the likes of Kate Bush CBE, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney as an Ivors Academy Fellow.

Bruce’s induction into the Fellowship recognises, the Academy added, 'his outstanding contribution to the craft of songwriting and acknowledges his impact on the UK’s cultural landscape'.

'There is no one more fitting than Bruce Springsteen to be the first international songwriter inducted into our Fellowship,' Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy, sad in a statement. '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.'

Speaking about his induction, Bruce 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 50 years. This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative.'

The honour will be formally presented during The Ivors with Amazon Music 2024, which will take place at Grosvenor House in London on 23 May. This year's Ivors nominees will be announced on 23 April.