LONDON (CelebrityAccess) –Vick Bain has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) after overcoming a battle with breast cancer earlier this year.
Bain was appointed CEO of BASCA in 2012 and spent a total of 13 years with the organization.
During this time, she led BASCA to extraordinary heights, most recently overseeing a major modernization program, playing an instrumental role in establishing a partnership network with universities across the UK, and serving as an advocate for increased inclusivity and diversity issues within the music industry. She built and strengthened relationships with music industry umbrella organizations including UK Music and the British Copyright Council, helped launch The Council of Music Makers, forged relationships with MPs from across the political spectrum, assisted creators in winning a copyright tribunal at the High Court, and revived The BASCA Trust, which through a partnership with the PRS Foundation, has allowed for the distribution of bursaries to dozens of songwriters and composers.
Commenting on the news, Bain said: “I have endured a difficult year, overcoming breast cancer and other related conditions. I have now officially received the all-clear and am feeling fighting fit but after experiencing a life-threatening condition and reviewing my priorities I feel the time is right to hand-over the reins to someone else, and focus on other ambitions, of which I have many.
“It has been a great honour to serve and lead BASCA for so long and I wish the organisation, our fantastic members, and my wonderful colleagues all the very best for the future.”
In recognition of her achievements, Bain was inducted into Music Week’s Women in Music Roll of Honour and placed 29th in BBC Radio 4’s 2018 Woman’s Hour ‘Power List.’