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BASCA announces new chairman

By | Published on Thursday 28 February 2013


The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composer’s And Authors has announced that composer and songwriter Simon Darlow has been elected as its new chairman. He replaces Sarah Rodgers.

Former head chorister of Chichester Cathedral, Darlow is also responsible for ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ by Grace Jones and ‘Pass The Dutchie’ by Musical Youth. He’s also written for artists such as Toyah, Dollar, Shirley Bassey, Martine McCutcheon and Cliff Richard, as well as over 100 TV Themes, including ‘Supermarket Sweep’.

Darlow told CMU: “I look forward to helping BASCA adapt to the digital age, welcome new friends, harmonise the voices that strive to protect the value of copyright and continue to celebrate excellence through our prestigious awards The Ivors and The British Composer awards”.