I'd spent hours trying to write a song that was meaningful and good. I finally gave up and lay down. Then, "Nowhere Man" came, words & music, the whole damn thing, as I lay down.
John Lennon, Ivors' winner
The HMRC’s Guidelines On The Special NIC Rules For Entertainers (issued in April 2005) provided a specific exemption for session musicians. HMRC are currently reviewing these guidelines in light of a Tribunal decision. This decision widened the scope of the Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Regulations, and could mean that musicians are now caught within these regulations, depending on the terms of their contract of engagement
22 May 2013
BASCA members can apply now for free entry to The Young Guns Network
20 May 2013
BASCA is delighted to announce the winners and recipients of the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards
16 May 2013
Jake Gosling, Sarah Liversedge and Simon Darlow join the panel for our next Professional Development module, which looks at Self-Publishing & Collecting Your Money, and Services, Deals & Working with Music Publishers.
With an update from our Executive Director, announcements about the British Composer Awards, a celebration of our members' successes and some amazing member discounts, the May edition of our E-News has been published.
10 May 2013
Location: PRS for Music Boardroom, 6th Floor, Copyright House, 29-33 Berners Street, London, W1
Composer: Peter Fox
Location: The Walnut Tree, Maidstone ME16 8SR
Composer: Peter Aviss
Location: West Faversham Community Centre
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