Guy Garvey, Annette Barrett, Chris Difford among Gold Badge Awards winners

Guy Garvey, Annette Barrett, Chris Difford among Gold Badge Awards winners

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has unveiled details of the 45th Gold Badge Awards, which take place at The Savoy in London on October 19.

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 talent in the UK music industry with a diverse array of talent from jazz and classical, film, television and theatre music, and songwriting.

The ceremony will recognise individuals who inspire or support creativity and the professional lives of BASCA members.

The 2018 Gold Badge Awards includes recognition for Annette Barrett, MD of Reservoir/Reverb Music. Barrett made last year’s Music Week Women In Music Roll Of Honour.

Songwriters Chris Difford of Squeeze and Guy Garvey are also Gold Badge recipients this year, alongside jazz singer and broadcaster Claire Martin.

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.”

The 45th Gold Badge Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PPL and PRS for Music.

The full list of 2018 Gold Badge Awards recipients:

Annette Barrett, MD of Reservoir/Reverb Music.

Martyn Brabbins, conductor and music director of the English National Opera.

Jackie Davidson, 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, Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and former Chairman of BASCA and PRS.

Guy Garvey, lead singer and lyricist of elbow, DJ for 6 Music and solo artist. This award is presented in association with PPL.

Claire Martin, 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, conductor, composer, trombonist and singer.

Nick Wollage, engineer working across a diverse collection of projects from major Hollywood film scores to individual artists.

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