The BASCA Trust David Ferguson Lecture: Making a Living from Writing Music. 1st November, 2017, Kings Place, London.
The speakers offer advice about creative rights and how songwriters and composers can innovate and earn a living from their music.
The keynote lecture was given by Andy Heath, Chair of UK Music and Beggars Music. The panel discussion was with Goldie, artist/writer, Imogen Heap, songwriter, recording artist, producer and engineer, Roxanna Panufnik, composer, and Andy Heath, Chair of UK Music and Beggars Music. The discussion was moderated by Helienne Lindvall, songwriter and board director, British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
David Ferguson (1953 – 2009) was one of Britain’s most successful television composers. His credits include Cracker, Rebus, Bravo Two Zero, and Auf Wiedersehen Pet. He served for six years as chairman of BASCA and was awarded a Fellowship, BASCA’s highest honour. He was also a director of PRS and MCPS, and founding chairman of the cross-genre freelancers’ organization, the Creators’ Rights Alliance. David was passionate about the work of BASCA and particularly about intellectual property and protecting authors’ rights in their music. David left a third of his estate to the BASCA Trust to support its education initiatives.
The British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors Trust (BASCA Trust) is an independent charity established in 2000 by BASCA, the professional association for the UK’s music creators. The Trust provides music education and grants. More information bascatrust.org.uk