BASCA exists to support and protect the artistic, professional, commercial and copyright interests of songwriters, lyricists and composers of all genres of music and to celebrate and encourage excellence in British music writing.

Aims and Objectives

  • To campaign as a leading force in the domestic, European and international political arenas.
  • To celebrate excellence through world-class awards ceremonies – the Ivor Novello Awards, the British Composer Awards and the Gold Badge Awards.
  • To inform our members in a constantly changing environment through our publications, websites and seminars.
  • To foster a sense of community amongst British songwriters, lyricists and composers and to encourage the next generation of professional music writers.

To become a member you must be working as a songwriter and be a member of a royalty collections society, such as PRS for Music, BMI or ASCAP.