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Vick Bain

CEO,
British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA)
London, UK
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Vick Bain is the CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA), the professional association for the UK's music creators and the home of the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards. Vick graduated top of her class with a BA in music & theatre from Sheffield University in 1996 and with a varied career in the creative industries in the intervening years; in 2012 she graduated from Henley Business School, Reading University, with her MBA (dissertation focus Employers Attitudes Towards Equality & Diversity in the UK Music Industry).

Vick sits on the UK Music board, the UK Music Research Group, the UK Music Rights Committee, the British Copyright Council, the PRS Creator Voice program, the joint Accreditation Committee of JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support), the steering group for Henley College of Management’s MBA for the Creative Industries and previously Chaired the UK Music Skills & Education Committee.

Vick has led a number of campaigns within BASCA, launching the Day The Music Died campaign in early 2015 in order to improve the safety, transparency and remuneration for songwriters and composers online. BASCA is also at the forefront of campaigning for the protection of the BBC, greater diversity in the music industry, improving EU copyright legislation, fair compensation for private copying and writer credits on online streaming services.

Vick performed professionally in the UK and USA and released recordings with experimental composer Robin Storey on the Staalplaat label before moving to London. She then joined the London Bulgarian Choir during which time they won the open category of the Radio 3 Choir of the Year and performed with Doves on the BBC Electric Proms. Her musical passions still remain for anything early, eclectic and experimental.