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British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA) Gold Badge 2018 Recipients Announced.

Thursday, September 20, 2018


We have received the following press release;


BASCA Gold Badge 2018 Recipients Announced - Press Release.


Please find attached a press release announcing the eleven recipients of BASCA 2018 Gold Badge Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony hosted by broadcaster (and previous Gold Badge Award recipient) Janice Long at the Savoy Hotel in London on Friday 19th October.


Presented by the songwriting and composing community, the Gold Badge Awards celebrate exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who inspire or support creativity and the professional lives of BASCA members. Acknowledging contributions to the worlds of jazz and classical, film, television & theatre music and songwriting, 2018 Gold Badge Awards will be presented to:


Annette Barrett, highly respected music publisher and Managing Director of Reservoir/Reverb Music.


Martyn Brabbins, acclaimed conductor and Music Director of the English National Opera.


Jackie Davidson, multi-faceted, award-winning music entrepreneur and manager. This award is presented in association with PRS for Music.


Chris Difford, Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist, Squeeze co-founder and solo artist.


Guy Fletcher OBE, Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and former Chairman of BASCA and PRS.


Guy Garvey, lead singer and lyricist of elbow, renowned DJ for 6 Music and solo artist. This award is presented in association with PPL.


Claire Martin OBE, critically acclaimed jazz singer and broadcaster.


Sarah Rodgers, composer who has dedicated herself to championing music creators.


Matthew Scott, composer, arranger, producer and former Head of Music at the National Theatre.


Scott Stroman, inspirational conductor, composer, trombonist and singer in a uniquely broad range of musical styles.


Nick Wollage, respected and sought after engineer working across a diverse collection of projects from major Hollywood film scores to individual artists.


Full biographies of the recipients can be found at http://www.goldbadgeawards.com


Further information about BASCA and its work can be found at http://www.basca.org.uk


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