Vick Bain

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. In 2012 she graduated from Henley Business School, Reading University, with her MBA, her dissertation focus being Employers’ Attitudes Towards Equality & Diversity in the UK Music Industry, a topic in which she continues to champion.

Vick also 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, is a trustee of the BASCA Trust, acts as an occasional advisor to BTEC on their music courses and previously Chaired the UK Music Skills & Education Committee.

Vick graduated top of her class with a BA in music & theatre from Sheffield University in 1996. She performed professionally in the UK and USA and released recordings with experimental composer Robin Storey on the Staalplaat label before moving to London, with more recent releases on Zoharum. She sang with the London Bulgarian Choir for 7 years 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, electronic and experimental.

Vick has led a number of campaigns with BASCA, launching the Day The Music Died campaign in early 2015 in order to improve 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.