BASCA, The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in association with PRS for Music will present the 40th Anniversary Gold Badge Awards on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at The Savoy, London.
One of the Gold Badges, which honour those who have helped to support songwriters and composers, will be presented to Bonnie Tyler. The pop icon represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest this year with Believe in Me.
Born in Skewen, South Wales she has released over sixteen studio albums. Her biggest successes include the album Faster Than The Speed Of Night in 1983, which included multi-platinum selling power ballads Total Eclipse Of The Heart and Holding Out For A Hero.
Simon Darlow, Chairman of BASCA commented –I love the Gold Badge Awards! They are warmly given to those who contribute so much, often behind the scenes, to make our business so successful. It’s an honour and a pleasure for BASCA to give these awards in celebration of their achievements.
Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive of PRS for Music said : The Gold Badge Awards celebrate those from across the business, who through their professional endeavours, benefit the work of songwriters and composers. Film production, art work, industry and legal support to management and performance all have a crucial part to play in keeping British music on a global stage. The recipients this year are all worthy winners and I’m delighted we have the chance to celebrate and recognise their contribution.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for more news and information on Bonnie Tyler and the Eurovision Song Contest.