British Composer Awards
The British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music, in association with BBC Radio 3. We have been proud sponsors, since the very first ceremony. The awards celebrate the work of composers living and working in the UK and also premiered here by composers outside of the UK.
The Ivor Novello Awards
The Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music. We have proudly sponsored The Ivors since 1974, one of the longest sponsorships in the music industry. Included in the awards given out are the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music award, the PRS for Music Most Performed Work and the PRS for Music Special International award.
Almost Famous / Spotlight On
We regularly showcase our new and emerging members to the music industry in our Almost Famous showcase series, with previous performers including Speech Debelle, Bobby Long and Kill it Kid. Our Spotlight On showcase travels around Northern Ireland, showcasing talent from different cities.
Songwriter master classes
Our established members provide advice and insight for our newest members at our songwriter master classes, talking about their work, writing process and creative ideas. Past classes have been led by Beth Nielsen-Chapman and Martin Sutton.
Annual ‘Class of…’ events
Every year we celebrate the best in young songwriting and composing talent. The event brings together the next generation of music creators who are already achieving success in their respective fields, giving the groups of 16-19 year-olds a chance to speak with industry experts and further their success in the music business.