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Membership Benefits

BASCA fosters a sense of community amongst British songwriters, lyricists and composers and encourages the next generation of professional music writers.

As a member of BASCA you will benefit from the campaigning and lobbying activities we undertake on behalf of all UK songwriters and composers. We also endeavour to provide you with everything you need to support your career as a music writer.

Each year we programme a series of educational and professional development events including seminars, workshops, song critiques and opportunities to network with other writers and industry professionals at our parties.

From an extensive insurance package and free legal advice to discounts on studio equipment, sample contracts and up-to-date information on funding opportunities and competitions, below can you see the full range of benefits available to our 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
 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  ✓  ✓  ✓
 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  ✓