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Jane Manning was a soprano who put her artistry at the service of the living composer: she was a key figure in new music in Britain for nearly sixty years. Her wonderful voice and superb musicianship – perfect pitch and accurate rhythm – made her the most sought-after singer for all of us in contemporary […]

Gerry Marsden MBE was a member of The Ivors Academy for many years, who in 1991 was presented with a Gold Badge Award to recognise his extraordinary contribution to British songwriting. In a personal tribute, Gerry and the Pacemakers writer and friend Mitch Murray CBE shares memories of working with the songwriter: I’ll always have […]

On 12th September 1974 the Academy held its first presentation of Gold Badge Awards at the Connaught Rooms in London. A Gold Badge acknowledges a champion of music creators; exceptional individuals who support and encourage the work of songwriters and composers. It was in this inaugural year that the Academy, then known as the Songwriters […]

Bill had been a member of the Academy since 1964. Here his friend and fellow award winning songwriter Mitch Murray CBE pays tribute. Bill Martin MBE 1938-2020 It’s 1964, and I am drinking in a bar across the road from Denmark Street, basking in the glory of my second Number One in a row; ‘I […]

Our annual lunch returned to the iconic Savoy hotel in London this month to honour and give thanks to ten individuals who have worked tirelessly to support the professional lives of songwriters and composers in the UK. This year we were delighted to welcome a brand new host to the show, legendary broadcaster Edith Bowman. […]

We are delighted to announce the recipients collecting a Gold Badge, which takes place at The Savoy in London on 11 October. The 2019 ceremony will be hosted by broadcaster Edith Bowman. The event, now in its 46th year, is presented by the songwriting and composing community and celebrates exceptional talent in the UK music […]

Created in 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge acknowledges exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who support creativity in all its musical forms and as general champions of music. For over 45 years we have recognised and celebrated the many inspiring people who have supported our membership through the presentation of The Ivors […]

Gold Badge Nominations Open

 NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENSION – FRIDAY 24TH MAY  The Ivors Academy Gold Badge, which celebrates outstanding individuals who have supported songwriters and composers in the UK, will take place on Friday 11th October from 11:30. Presented since 1974, The Ivors Academy Gold Badge honours exceptional people from right across the music industry. Each year we invite […]

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 […]

Gold Badge Recipients 2017

See our 2017 Gold Badge recipients here. Originally published by BASCA, October 2nd 2017 BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] has today presented the 44th Gold Badge Awards at The Savoy hotel in London. Sponsored by PPL and PRS for Music, the award ceremony was hosted by Guy Fletcher OBE and celebrated the […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2016 Gold Badge recipients here. Originally published by BASCA, October 2nd 2016 BASCA presented the 43rd Gold Badge Awards, sponsored by PPL and PRS for Music, on Monday 3rd October at The Savoy, London. Founded in 1974, the BASCA Gold Badge Awards recognise exceptional people from right across the industry who have made […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2015 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, October 12th 2015 BASCA will present the 42nd Gold Badge Awards, sponsored by PPL and PRS for Music, on Tuesday 13th October at The Savoy, London. Founded in 1974, the BASCA Gold Badge Awards recognise exceptional people from right […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2014 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, September 9th 2014 BASCA, in association with PRS for Music will present the 41st Gold Badge Awards on Tuesday 14th October 2014 at The Savoy, London. Presented since 1974, the Gold Badge Awards recognise exceptional people from right across […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2013 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, September 16th 2013 BASCA, in association with PRS for Music will present the 40th Anniversary Gold Badge Awards on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at The Savoy, London. Presented since 1974, the Gold Badge Awards recognise exceptional people from right […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2012 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, September 17th 2012 The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, in association with PRS for Music, will present this year’s Gold Badge Awards on October 17th 2012 at The Savoy in London. The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2011 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, September 12th 2011 The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, in association with PRS for Music, will present this year’s Gold Badge Awards on October 19th 2011 at The Savoy in London. The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2010 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, September 20th 2010 The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, in association with PRS for Music, presents the Gold Badge Awards on 20th October 2010 at the newly refurbished Savoy in London. The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2009 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, September 21st 2009 The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, in association with PRS for Music, presented the Gold Badge Awards this afternoon, 28th October 2009 at the Park Lane Hotel in London. The awards recognise the work […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2008 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, October 29th 2008 Date: Wednesday 29th October 2008 Location: The Park Lane Hotel, London The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in association with the MCPS-PRS Alliance presents the Gold Badge Awards, which in its 35th year serves to […]

Gold Badge Recipients

See our 2007 Gold Badge recipients here. Content originally published by BASCA. Originally published by BASCA, October 24th 2007 Wednesday 24th October 2007.  The Savoy, Strand, London The 34th annual Gold Badge Awards Presented by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters. Each year, Britain’s songwriters pay tribute to the vast machinery of talent behind […]

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