Kim Wilde to receive BASCA Gold Badge Award


The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) have announced the recipients of their annual Gold Badge Awards. Kim Wilde is one of them.

BASCA will present the 42ndGold Badge Awards, sponsored by PPL and PRS for Music, on Tuesday,October 13 at The Savoy, London. Founded in 1974, the BASCA Gold Badge Awards recognise exceptional people from right across the music industry who have worked in support of British songwriters and composers. They are an opportunity for BASCA and its members to thank an outstanding group of men and women who have made a unique contribution to British music.

BASCA have announced the following 2015 recipients:

* Michael Eaton (presented in association with PRS for Music)
* Peter Gabriel (presented in association with PPL)
* Mark King (presented in association with BMI)
* John Logan
* Del Newman
* Tom Robinson (presented in association with the Musicians’ Union)
* Leo Sayer
* Iain Sutherland
* Claire Whitaker OBE
* Kim Wilde
* Norma Winstone MBE
* Chris Wright CBE

Stephen McNeff, Chairman of BASCA said: “BASCA is delighted to recognise the unique contribution each person announced today has made to the professional lives of songwriters and composers.  This is a truly diverse and inspirational group of people, champions of British music who have worked in the public eye and behind the scenes to ensure music is heard and thrives.  BASCA takes pride in the opportunity to honour them at the Gold Badge Awards on October 13.”

The 42nd BASCA Gold Badge Awards are hosted by Guy Fletcher OBE and follow a lunch at The Savoy, London on Tuesday, October 13. For more information on the recipients or to order tickets, visit