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BASCA campaigns for the rights of composers and songwriters.

Public affairs, lobbying and campaigning are central to the BASCA cause and inform every decision we make.

We work consistently hard to make sure the concerns of our members get to the right people: in the press (both national and trade publications), in the UK government and in Europe where we spend time and effort fostering and nurturing relationships with key EU decision makers.

With the support of its membership, BASCA campaigns on the issues that affect all songwriters and composers. This can include a broad range of subjects: from legislation to safeguarding of revenue streams; from protection of collective management to action against piracy; from fairness of contracts to fighting coercive commissioning; from specific hands-on issues to broader matters of principle.

Regularly we talk to UK and EU politicians, civil servants and government agencies to create a better environment in which music writers can flourish. On many issues where we are campaigning to UK government our voice becomes stronger when combined with that of the rest of the music industry.

Currently, our work can be divided into 6 major campaigns, here is an update for each.

 

 

DIGITAL ROYALTIES

DIGITAL ROYALTIES

SONGWRITER CREDITS

SONGWRITER CREDITS

BBC

BBC

DIVERSITY

DIVERSITY

EU COPYRIGHT

EU COPYRIGHT

PRIVATE COPYING

PRIVATE COPYING