AWARDS CELEBRATE ELEVEN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CREATOR COMMUNITY
BROADCASTER JANICE LONG TO HOST CEREMONY
London, September 18th 2018 – The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has announced details of the 45th Gold Badge Awards, which take place at The Savoy in London on Friday 19th October.The 2018 award ceremony will be hosted by broadcaster (and previous Gold Badge Award recipient) Janice Long.
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 and 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.
Crispin Hunt, Chair of BASCA said, "The Gold Badge Awards always provide a fantastic opportunity and platform to recognise those who have achieved excellence in their chosen fields whilst contributing to the betterment of the wider musical community. This year’s list of recipients is full of inspiring individuals who we are honoured to celebrate.”