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Author: Anna Brown

The new tools are meant to fight back with facts. The website, www.article13.org and the newsletter, INSIGHT13, take a no-nonsense approach to the issue and go back to basics: What does the Directive actually say and how does the process work? Google has used its financial power and its YouTube platform to organise one of […]

Shirley Thomspon New Years Honours

Amongst those are BASCA members Nick Mason, founding member and drummer of Pink Floyd, who was presented with a Gold Badge Award in 2012, as well as composer, producer and recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award 2017 Nitin Sawhney. Both music creators have been awarded a CBE for services to music. On receiving his honour, […]

The Ivors logo with Euterpe statuette

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing and are judged by the music writing community. The 64th Ivor Novello Awards will recognise works released in the UK in 2018. They will also honour songwriters and composers with gift of BASCA awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to UK music. The Ivors 2019 […]

Membership - The Ivors Academy

The Academy has cited its disappointment following the decision of The European Commission to approve Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, thus creating a ‘major super power’. This follows our independent activity, including campaigning to the Commission and statement of September 28th 2018, outlining its opposition of the potential deal. Sony is currently the world’s biggest music […]

Pictured left to right: Top row – Keith Ames (MU), Graham Davies (BASCA), Crispin Hunt (Music maker/BASCA), Fiona McGugan (MMF), Cameron Craig (Producer/Engineer/Mixer/MPG), Frank Carter (Artist), Matt Greer (ATC Management) and Dean Richardson (Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes). Middle row – Andrew Hunt (Record Producer/MPG), Annabella Coldrick (MMF), Jess Iszatt (BBC), Kevin Brennan MP, Dave […]

2018 Gold Badge Recipients

Originally published by BASCA, September 18th 2018 BASCA is delighted to announce 11 exceptional individuals who will collect a Gold Badge Award this October in recognition of their unique contribution to the creator community. Presented by the songwriting and composing community, the Awards celebrate exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who inspire or […]

The European Parliament has voted to support the Copyright Directive, with a landslide victory of 438 votes in favour, 226 against and 39 abstentions. The Academy has been instrumental in making this happen. We have campaigned to bring about a fair copyright environment that stops big tech hiding behind ‘safe harbours’ to avoid taking out […]

Campaigning - The Ivors Academy

The event took place ahead of the crucial EU vote on Copyright Directive next week (Wednesday 12th Sept), which aims to secure fair pay for artists and creators. Music stars who performed as part of the busk included Suede frontman Brett Anderson, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree, Victoria Horn, Emily Phillips, Newton Faulkner and Ed Harcourt. […]

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