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 unique contribution of twelve individuals who have supported or inspired the UK songwriting and composing community.
Acknowledging contributions to the worlds of jazz, contemporary classical, film & television music, and songwriting. Everyone who received an award was described as a game changer, who is continuing to make a lasting contribution to the professional lives of the community BASCA represents.
The full list of 2017 Gold Badge recipients is as follows:
- Gary Crosby OBE
- Susanna Eastburn
- Michael Gibbs
- Tim Ingham
- Sarah Liversedge
- Paulette Long OBE
- Steve Parr
- Maggie Rodford – this award is presented in association with PRS for Music
- Emeli Sandé MBE – this award is presented in association with PPL
- George Vass
- Martyn Ware
- Jon Webster
Of this year’s award recipients BASCA Chair Crispin Hunt, said:
“Music is rarely created only by Musicians, just as Musicians rarely create only Music. At the 2017 Gold Badge Awards, BASCA is honoured to recognise these exceptional individuals whose talent, taste, protection and purpose is an inspiration to all in British Music writing and whose unique contribution to British Music deserves to be celebrated.”