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ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP

WHO IS ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP FOR?

Our Academy Members are essential to our organisation, from acting as mentors to emerging talent, sharing their skills and experience, to supporting our campaigning aims, and forming our board and committees. If you are an established professional songwriter or composer, find out more about Academy Membership.

BASCA campaigning outside Google London offices for LoveMusic campaign for the Article 13 European Copyright Directive

Build a legacy with us

Help us to shape an Academy that reflects the diverse, collaborative talent of today’s music creators. Join us and help shape the services we offer, events we host and campaigns we fight. Together, we will continue to show the world how rich the musical heritage and current talent is here in the UK.

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Amplify our voice

Thanks to our Academy Members, we are better heard when we campaign internationally to protect the rights of music creators against the threat of changing legislation and the might of technology and publishing giants.

Newton Faulkner at a BASCA event

Inspire and be inspired

Discover rich troves of inspiration and advice from your fellow Academy members, and share your own with our wider Standard membership. As a member, you can access exclusive events that we host at our London home, The Ministry.

Our events
Tine Tempah wins Best Contemporary Song at The Ivors 2011

Celebrate creativity with your peers

We recognise the brightest talent across all corners of the country and all musical styles at The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards. Academy Members receive a discount on their tickets to our award ceremonies and are eligible to participate on our judging panels.

Our Awards

Shape our campaigning, education and policy goals

Academy Members have the opportunity to join our campaigning and policy groups, and to mentor in our education programme. We are a creator-led organisation and encourage our members to participate in all arms of Academy activity.

Our campaigns

Academy Membership Benefits

As an Academy Member, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Campaigning on your behalf

    on the issues that matter to music creators today

  • Part of our network

    Join a collective of thousands of fellow music creators

  • Reduced administration fee on CopyDan income

    If you're a member, our administration fee for handling your CopyDan royalties is reduced from 10% to 8%

  • In depth, regular information

    from the Academy about issues affecting your professional career from the perspective of the music creator

  • Priority booking and an exclusive discount

    on tickets to our award ceremonies

  • Eligible to stand for election

    to our committees and board so you can help shape the Academy's agenda

  • Eligible to be chosen

    to join our award juries and committees

  • Enter our awards with no fee

    Enter your works into The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards with no entry fees to pay

ELIGIBILITY, FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Our Academy Members are music creators who are thriving in our industry, making their living through their craft, breaking through ceilings, winning great acclaim and inspiring their fellow creators. To join as an Academy Member you must be a voting member of PRS for Music or an equivalent PRO.

Academy Membership costs £166 per year (or £168 per year if you choose to pay monthly, at £14 per month). When you join, you can choose to pay for your Academy Membership via Direct Debit or PayPal, annually or monthly. You are also able as an Academy Member to pay your fees via a deduction from your PRS for Music royalties.

Raise your voice

Inspire future greats. Speak for the unheard. Set new standards.
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