The 39th Annual Gold Badge Awards
17 September 2012
BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, will present this year’s Gold Badge Awards on October 17th 2012 at The Savoy in London.
The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the achievements of an outstanding group of men and women who have made a special contribution in support of songwriters and composers. Over the last 38 years the awards have paid tribute to a wide range of music industry professionals, including broadcasters, recording artists, publishers, arrangers, managers, producers and record company executives.
This year’s recipient list covers a similarly wide range of disciplines from musicians, producers, journalists and broadcasters to those working behind the scenes in copyright, music publishing, and artistic direction.
Sarah Rodgers, Chairman of BASCA, says: “BASCA is immensely proud of the Gold Badge Awards. It is a unique and genuine occasion when songwriters and composers show their appreciation of exceptional individuals from the panoply of music-making. These are the people who make our music come to life.”
Peter Cornish, Chair of MCPS at PRS for Music says: “Yet again the Gold Badge Awards recognise the very best of our industry. The recipients have all made an outstanding contribution to the music business and we’re all indebted to their talent, dedication and considerable contributions.”
This year BASCA will be awarding the Gold Badge of Merit to (in alphabetical order):
• Paul Carrack
• Mark Cooper
• Jude Kelly OBE
• Sir George Martin
• Nick Mason (award sponsored by PPL)
• Fran Nevrkla
• Mandy Oates
• Nigel Ogden
• Caroline Redman Lusher
• Chris Welch
• John Williams (award sponsored by the Musicians' Union)
For biographical information on the recipients or more information on the Awards in general visit www.goldbadgeawards.com