The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) is the voice for music writers.

BASCA is the independent professional association representing music writers in all genres, from songwriting, through to media, contemporary classical and jazz. BASCA traces its history back over 70 years.

BASCA campaigns in the UK, Europe and throughout the world in order to protect the professional interests of its members.

BASCA counts on the best songwriting and composing talent in order to do this important work and is entirely self-funding. It relies on the continuing support of its members, who include Paul McCartney, Dizzee Rascal, Errollyn Wallen, Michael Nyman, Gary Barlow, David Arnold, Elton John, Imogen Heap, Howard Goodall, John Powell, Kate Bush, Chris Martin, and many more.

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