Violet Skies

How songwriters can receive £10,000 to boost their careers

November 10, 2018 in Competitions, News

Writer Producer Fund gives financial support to songwriters and composers. Here are the latest writer-producers who will receive career-changing funding…

Bucks launches BASCA funding initiative

October 5, 2018 in News

The deal means Bucks Music Group will pay for all new signings to join the British music creators trade association…

Female vocal group

ACM launches new songwriting pathway

November 25, 2017 in News

Contemporary music academy will offer songwriting at diploma level from both their Guildford campus and their recently opened Birmingham campus…

BASCA Chairman Crispin Hunt (left) and Nathan Morgan

ACM’s BASCA scholarship winner announced

July 29, 2017 in Competitions, News

Nathan Morgan is 2017 recipient of the exclusive award and will start a free three-year Songwriting and Artist Development programme…


Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

April 20, 2017 in Competitions, Events, News

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards…

Writer Producer Fund

First major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

April 18, 2017 in News

PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust join forces to offer grants of up to £10,000 to support creative and professional development…

Miranda Cooper

ICMP launches Masters in Songwriting scholarship

March 7, 2017 in News

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance aims to encourage diversity and equality in songwriting with a scholarship worth over £7,000…


New MA aims for equality in songwriting

November 7, 2016 in News

The London-based Institute strives for 50:50 split between female and male students with a new Masters degree course for songwriters…

Ivan Proctor

ACM announces 2016 BASCA scholarship

April 23, 2016 in News

With one lucky student having their courses fees funded in their entirety, ACM is looking out for a songwriting superstar…


Metropolis Studios to host live session

November 1, 2015 in Events, News

This Tuesday sees another artist showcase night at the London recording studio, featuring Ivan Proctor, Natalie Shay, K-Syran and rumHoney…

David Arnold

Interview: David Arnold

April 8, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The acclaimed composer of James Bond soundtracks, film scores and TV themes, shares movie songwriting insights and inspiring advice he…


Shure Songwriting Award judge confirmed

February 20, 2015 in Competitions, Gear, News

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches Shure’s annual songwriting competition, in partnership with BASCA, with indie band Daughter judging…