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 celebrate the vast array of talent working in the music business.
Over the course of its 35 years The Gold badge Awards have paid tribute to a multitude of much admired, but often little recognised champions of the music industry including broadcasters, recording artists, publishers, arrangers, producers, record company executives. Covering a diverse range of disciplines, ages and musical styles, the Gold Badge Awards are the composing communities’ acknowledgement of a group of people who have made exceptional and enduring impact on Britain’s entertainment industry. This year those awarded represent an eclectic mix of talent from diverse backgrounds including folk music, the legal profession, radio broadcast and R & B.
This year the Academy will be awarding the Gold Badge of Merit to:
- Phil Mananzera
- Richard Taylor
- Alan Hawkshaw
- Tony Hatch
- Robin Millar
- Spencer Leigh
- David Howells
- Martin Carthy – This award is sponsored by the Musicians Union
- Elizabeth Fraser
- Beverley Knight – This award is sponsored by Phonographic Performance Ltd
- Sir Nicholas Kenyon
- Ken Dodd
David Ferguson, Chair of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters comments:
“The Academy is thrilled to be recognising the incredible contribution of such a diverse mix of personalities. All those awarded the Gold Badge have made a significant and lasting impression on the entertainment industry and deserve to be duly recognised.”