British Academy of Composers & Songwriters

  1. U.K. Music Launches As One Voice For Biz

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. Music, a new umbrella organization for the British music industry, is officially open for business and will begin by addressing the thorny issue of illegal file-sharing. The industry body launched today (Oct. 27) and will aim to be one voice ...

  2. UKMusic Launches To Represent British Biz

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new organization, UKMusic, has launched with the support of eight trade bodies from the U.K. music industry. UKMusic officially began work on Sept. 25 after British Music Rights (BMR) - which represented the views of composers and songwriters to ...

  3. BACS Launches Label, Strikes Deal With Orchard

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters, the independent trade association for U.K. music creators, has launched a label, Academy Recordings Limited, and forged an exclusive worldwide deal with the Orchard which sees the digital music f ...

  4. Acts Unveils For Midem Brit Night

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reverend & The Makers and Richard Hawley are among the acts confirmed for the British Music at Midem event, a showcase for rising U.K. artists to perform for the global music industry. British Music at Midem, which includes an acoustic set fol ...

  5. Pianist Cullum Sets Gold Standard In U.K.

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/pianist Jamie Cullum was among the honorees at the annual Gold Badge Awards ceremony today (Oct. 24), held in London and organized by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters (BACS). The annual event, now in its 34th year, pays tr ...

  6. King Crowned PRS Deputy Chairman

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's Performing Right Society has appointed Andrew King as deputy chairman (publisher), with effect from Jan. 1, 2007. King, who is GM of Mute Song, will succeed Nigel Elderton in the PRS role fo Britain's Performing Right Society h ...

  7. Douglas Honored At Gold Badge Awards

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' 33rd annual Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 25) at the Savoy hotel in Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radi ...

  8. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  9. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  10. Daltrey, Batt Among Gold Badge Winners

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Who frontman Roger Daltrey was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' 32nd Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 26) at the Savoy hotel in London. The Who frontman Roger Daltrey was among the hono ...

  11. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  12. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  13. Gold Badges For Hadley, Quatro, Hayward

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hadley, frontman of '80s hitmakers Spandau Ballet, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' (BACS) 30th Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 27) in London Tony Hadley, frontman of '8 ...

  14. Gold Badges For Hadley, Quatro, Hayward

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hadley, frontman of '80s hitmakers Spandau Ballet, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' (BACS) 30th Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 27) in London Tony Hadley, frontman of '8 ...