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British Academy of Composers and Songwriters
Category : Music
Article Post Date: Monday 29.03.2010

The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters is the recognised trade association for the UK songwriting and composing community.

Membership of the Academy offers:

ïMember Events Our annual programme of seminars and workshops is exclusive to members and is organised by writers, for writers. 
ïSeminars Our member seminars are organised by each Executive Committee.  Panellists include top songwriters and composers who bring a wealth of advice and experience.
ïWorkshops We also run a series of business related workshops where members can access the knowledge of a panel of lawyers, accountants and royalty specialists.
ïProfessional Meetings The Academy runs special briefings for its professional members that offer informative presentations by key speakers in a social environment.  
ïOnline Members' Directory The Academy's online directory offers a great opportunity for writers to promote their music writing on the web.  Search functions enable visitors to locate music writers within specific genres and geographical areas.
ïCollaboration Service Members can register to receive details of other members looking for writing partners.
ïPublications Members can keep in touch with all Academy activities via our two printed publications - TheWorks (a bi-annual magazine) and FourFour (a quarterly colour newsletter). 
ïEmail Bulletins Members also receive information on calls for submissions, discounts and industry events via a monthly email bulletin.  This information can also be viewed at any time via the constantly updated members' area of our website.
ïAdvice & Information  The Academy offers professional counsel from legal firms, ad-hoc advice from staff and one to one communication with members of the Academy's Executive Committees.
ïPrinted Resources There are printed resources, such as The Score - our easy to follow advice sheets on subjects of interest to music writers along with sample publishing, commissioning and synchronisation contracts and licenses which members can download and use free of charge.
ïOpportunities We publish composer and songwriter opportunities, showcase venues for live performance and news of relevant industry events, which often offer a discount to Academy members.
ïMember Discounts A ticket discount is available to members for both the Ivor Novello and Gold Badge Award Ceremonies.

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