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Five Top Tax Tips for Composers and Lyricists

Records, plumbers, sunny days, expenses and talking — Eric Longley, Director of Taxation at Prager Metis, London, shares his top tips for beating the taxman.

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Billy Bragg on Funding

Jake Bickerton talks to Billy Bragg about the funding challenges facing artists in today's changing marketplace - and his softening attitude to syncs and commercials.

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Murphy’s Law of Songwriting

Ryan Murphy's nine golden rules for songwriting.

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British Composer Award for Innovation – Trevor Wishart

Interview with composer Trevor Wishart after being awarded the British Composer Award for Innovation.

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British Composer Award for Inspiration – Sally Beamish

Interview with composer and violist, Sally Beamish, after being awarded the British Composer Award for Inspiration.

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Meet the Music Supervisors – Event Report

BASCA, in partnership with the newly formed UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors, presented an in-depth panel discussion exploring the current landscape of music synchronisation.

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Pure Alchemy – meet Goldie

Charlotte Browne meets Jungle icon turned Orchestral Maestro, Goldie

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BBC Introducing: Amplify ‘17 – Event Report

BBC Introducing held its first ever Amplify event on 6th – 8th October 2017 at the ExCel Centre in London – with over 100 masterclasses and 250 speakers. BASCA was delighted to host two packed-out panels alongside the Music Publishers Association, titled ‘How to Write a Hit Song’.

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Making a Scene – Shiva Feshareki

Pushing boundaries comes with great risks, and greater rewards. Jennifer Lucy Allen interviews composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki about collaborations, awards and carving out her own scene.

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