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Music Publishers Association sponsors Inspiration Award

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The Music Publishers Association is thrilled to announce that we are presenting the British Composer Award for Inspiration at this year’s British Composer Awards.

The British Composer Award for Inspiration is one of two Gift of BASCA Awards that will be presented at the ceremony on 6 December in recognition of a composer’s contribution to contemporary music throughout their career. The recipient of the 2017 Inspiration Award will be announced at the ceremony.

The British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music, in association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage. They celebrate the art of composition and showcase the creative talent of contemporary composers and sound artists.

BASCA CEO Vick Bain says “We are delighted the Music Publishers Association are supporting the British Composer Award for Inspiration; it is a perfect fit. The relationship between a good publisher and a talented composer can be a benefit not just to them but to society. Getting their composers the best commissions, ensuring fair remuneration, managing the business side of their world, enabling the composer to focus on what they are good at; composing brilliant music which we can all enjoy for many years past the premiere.”

Jane DyballCEO of the Music Publishers Association says “The Music Publishers Association is delighted to be supporting the British Composer Award for Inspiration. This notable award recognises one person’s vast influence on new generations of contemporary music creators. Music publishers are key investors and commissioners in classical music and both support and are dependent on the talent embodied in this award”.

The 15th British Composer Awards take place on 6 December 2017 at the British Museum in London. The award ceremony is hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenters Andrew McGregor and Sara Mohr-Pietsch and will include a performance by members of the Kreutzer Quartet.