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The Ivors Academy Gold Badge tickets are on sale

Our annual Gold Badge lunch returns this October to celebrate outstanding individuals who have supported the professional lives of UK songwriters and composers.

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Tributes paid to Doug Flett

Songwriter Doug Flett, best known for writing hits for artists including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Cliff Richard, has died at the age of 83.

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BBC Proms 2019: Academy members spotlight

Ahead of this year’s Proms season we explore the works created by our members, Fellows of the Academy and recent Academy Award winners.

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Music creators celebrated as part of Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Several longstanding members of the Academy, as well as previous The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards winners and recipients, have received honours.

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Members of the Academy pay tribute to Les Reed

Songwriter Les Reed, who co-wrote Tom Jones’ hit singles Delilah and It’s Not Unusual, has died at the age of 83.

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Professor Shirley J. Thompson receives OBE

Professor Shirley J. Thompson has been presented with an OBE for services to Music, recognised as part of the 2019 New Years Honours list.

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Academy members amongst New Years Honours list

Several key figures and longstanding members of BASCA from across the songwriting and composing community have been recognised as part of this year’s New Years Honours list, awarding the achievements of a range of extraordinary people across the UK.

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Debbie Wiseman receives her OBE

In the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list, June 2018, BASCA member Debbie Wiseman was awarded the OBE for services to music.

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Gold Badge Awards 2018: Sarah Rodgers

Ahead of The Gold Badge Awards on Friday 19th October, we meet composer Sarah Rodgers, who has dedicated herself to championing music creators and will be collecting an Award in recognition of her work.

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