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 of men and women who have made a special contribution to Britain’s music and entertainment industry, and over the last 36 years have paid tribute to an array of industry figures, including broadcasters, recording artists, publishers, arrangers, producers and record company executives.
This year, the recipients represent talent from a broad range of backgrounds; winners include singers and songwriters, a music copyist, a producer, a concert promoter and a violinist.
The full list of those to whom BASCA awarded the Gold Badge of Merit today, in alphabetical order, is as follows:
- Gary Brooker (Award sponsored by PPL)
- Bill Martin and Phil Coulter (joint award)
- Vic Fraser
- Chris Green
- Raymond Gubbay
- Aled Jones
- Tasmin Little
- Richard Manners
- Hank Marvin
- Hugh Padgham
- Ruby Turner
- Robert Wyatt (Award sponsored by the MU)
Sarah Rodgers, Chair of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, says:
“BASCA is delighted to be hosting the Gold Badge Awards and recognising the depth and diversity of talent across the music industry. Some of this year’s recipients are well-known to the public, and some have spent their whole working lives behind the scenes; this unique occasion places a well-deserved spotlight on some talented individuals whose vital role is otherwise sometimes lost or overlooked. The awards allow BASCA’s members to say thank you to those people for their contribution.”
Tom Bradley, Chairman MCPS at PRS for Music said:
“We are all very proud to once again sponsor the Gold Badge Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of the men and women at the heart of our music business without whom the fans could simply never get to hear, let alone have the opportunity to own, such great songs and compositions.”