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Membership Benefits

BASCA fosters a sense of community amongst British songwriters, lyricists and composers and encourage the next generation of professional music writers. Members benefit from the campaigning and lobbying activity we undertake on behalf of all UK songwriters and composers. The online members’ directory and forum are a great place for self-promotion, marketing, asking your peers for advice and scouting out collaboration opportunities. We have a First Performance Directory – designed to appeal to our ever-growing classical community, to upload details of premieres and this will appear in the Events calendar.

We are entirely self-funding and rely on the continuing support of our members to carry on this work. In return for their invaluable support, BASCA provides a range of benefits to its members.


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Contracts & Agreements

Conventions and Events

Distribution & Publishing

Health & Lifestyle

Information & Resources

Instruments, sheet music & photography


Legal & Finance

Manufacturing and Production

Media and Magazines

Music Playlists


Professional Development

Recording Studios & Equipment

The Works Magazine

PROFESSIONAL (£13.50 per month)– is for any Associate or Full PRS for Music member STANDARD (£7.50 per month)– is for any Provisional PRS for Music member DIGITAL (£20 per year)– is for students & emerging writers over the age of 18 years of age FRIEND (£60 per year)– for anyone who wants to support BASCA’s work on behalf of music writers
 The Works Magazine (digital version)   ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Monthly E-Newsletter  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 BASCA’s Seminars & Workshops  ✓  ✓  ✓ (additional fees apply)
 Networking Opportunities  ✓  ✓  ✓ (additional fees apply)
 Discounted Industry Professional Development Events  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Opportunities / Competitions  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Discounts  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Sample Contracts & Info Sheets  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Online Forum  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Discounted Digital Distribution  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Directory Listing  ✓  ✓  ✓
 BASCA’s Summer & Christmas Party  ✓  ✓
 Insurance  ✓  ✓
 Legal Advice  ✓  ✓
 Financial Advice  ✓  ✓
 First Performance Listing (classical)  ✓  ✓
 Membership Card  ✓  ✓
 Voting Rights  ✓  ✓
 Discounted Ivors / Gold Badge Award Tickets  ✓
 Gold Badge Award nomination  ✓
 Professional Member only events  ✓